Twenty-two Hundred Miles of Canada-U.S. Shared Water Collaborations & Issues

Originally presented on Monday, October 26, 2020


Betsy Arntzen,
University of Maine – Canadian-American Center


The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence system is North America’s largest waterway. How have two countries maintained collaboration over 84% of North America’s surface freshwater and the shared inland-sea transportation network? Handouts.

This session will unpack and explore the results of 8 states’, 2 provinces’, 2 nations’ legal, economic, and environmental agreements in their shared water boundaries and in matters of controlling 20% of the world’s available fresh surface water, and along the longest border shared by any two countries in the world.

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