The Great Lakes St. Lawrence Governors & Premiers are taking the lead in protecting the world's largest supply of surface fresh water--the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Basin. They recognize that:
There are threats to the Basin now, and they could increase in the future. The Governors and Premiers are looking ahead and taking protective steps to avoid conflicts and shortages.
The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Basin is critical to our economy. We all must use the water wisely to help ensure that it remains at healthy levels and to maintain our region’s competitive economic advantage.