From IWC to BWT: Canada-US Institution Building,1902-1909 / David Whorley -- Construction of a Keystone: How Local Concerns and International Geopolitics Created the First Water Management Mechanisms on the Canada-US Border / Meredith Denning -- The International Joint Commission and Water Quality in the Bacterial Age / Jamie Benidickson -- The Boundary Waters Treaty and the International Joint Commission in the St. Mary-Milk Basin / B. Timothy Heinmiller -- The International Joint Commission and Hydro-power Development on the Northeastern Borderlands, 1945-1970 / James Kenny -- A Square Peg: The Lessons of the Point Roberts Reference,1971-1977 / Kim Richard Nossal -- The International Joint Commission and Mid-continent Water Issues: The Garrison Diversion, Red River, Devils Lake, and the Northwest Area Water Supply Project / Norman Brandson and Allen Olson -- The International Joint Commission’s Unique and Colourful Role in Three Projects in the Pacific Northwest / Richard Moy and Jonathan O’Riordan -- The International Joint Commission and Great Lakes Water Levels / Murray Clamen and Daniel Macfarlane -- The International Joint Commission and Air Pollution: A Tale of Two Cases / Owen Temby and Don Munton -- Origin of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement: Concepts and Structures / Jennifer Read -- The Great Lakes Remedial Action Plan Program: A Historical and Contemporary Description and Analysis / Gail Krantzberg -- The International Joint Commission and the Evolution of the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement: Accountability, Progress Reporting, and Measuring Performance / Debora Van Nijnatten and Carolyn Johns -- From “Stakeholder to Rights-Holder”: Re-examining the Role of Indigenous Peoples in the International Joint Commission as the Third Sovereign / Frank Ettawageshik and Emma S. Norman -- The Boundary Waters Treaty, the International Joint Commission, and the Evolution of Transboundary Environmental Law and Governance / Noah D. Hall, A. Dan Tarlock, and Marcia Valiante -- The Importance of the International Joint Commission / John Kirton and Brittaney Warren -- The International Joint Commission: Continually Evolving Approaches to Conflict Resolution / Ralph Pentland and Ted R. Yuzyk.
"An essential introduction to, and overview of, the International Joint Commission and Canada-U.S. water relationships. The International Joint Commission oversees and protects the shared waters of Canada and the United States. Created by the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909, it is one of the world’s oldest international environmental bodies. A pioneering piece of transborder water governance, the IJC has been integral to the modern Canada-United States relationship. This is the definitive history of the International Joint Commission. Separating myth from reality and uncovering the historical evolution of the IJC from its inception to its present, this collection features an impressive interdisciplinary group of scholars and practitioners. Examining the many aspects of border waters from east to west The First Century of the International Joint Commission traces the three major periods of the IJC, detailing its early focus on water flow, its middle period of growth and increasing politicization, and its modern emphasis on ecosystems. Informative, detailed, and fascinating, The First Century of the International Joint Commission is essential reading for academics, contemporary policy makers, governments, and all those interested in sustainability, climate change, pollution, and resiliency along the Canada-US Border."--