January 19, 2011 Great Lakes Ballast Water Collaborative Meeting in Toronto, Ontario

October 7, 2019

On January 19, 2011, the U.S. Saint Lawrence Seaway Development Corporation and the International Joint Commission co-hosted the fourth full-scale meeting of the Great Lakes Ballast Water Collaborative (BWC) in Toronto, Ontario.  More than 70 senior representatives and subject-matter experts from multiple U.S. and Canadian stakeholder groups attended the event.  The goals of this Collaborative meeting were for participants to gain a better understanding of the ballast water treatment system (BWTS) testing process and technology-verification procedures by discussing uncertainty, and continue discussions about BWTS technology, research, and policies.