2011 Annual Meeting and Conference

Hosted by the Region of Niagara

June 15-17, 2011

Press Documents


Panels & Presentations


Technical Session

~Summary of 2011 Annual Meeting and Conference~

Press Documents:

Thursday June 16th Press Release - "New Bi-National Commitment, Investment Urgently Needed to Protect Great Lakes and St. Lawrence: Mayors call on Canada, U.S. to build on local investments to protect 'greatest source of freshwater on Earth'"

Friday June 17th Press Release - "Cities receive awards for stormwater management, water conservation and sustainability "



  1. Stormwater Management in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River Basin
  2. Support for Measurers to Promote Safe Shipment of Goods in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Region
  3. Impact of Local Investment on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence
  4. Chicago Area Waterway System 21st Century - Stopping Asian Carp and Other Invasive Species
  6. Endorsing Green Marine
  7. Protection of Drinking Water Intakes and Tributaries - Submitted by the Metropolitan Community of Québec
  8. Development and Consideration of Sustainable Urban Water Management - Submitted by the Milwaukee Metropolitan Sewerage District and the City of Milwaukee
  9. Water Summit - Submitted by the City of Racine
  10. Invasive Asian Carp Species in Great Lakes - Submitted by the Town of Ajax
  11. Flooding in the Richelieu and Lake Champlain Valleys

All Resolutions


Panels & Presentations:

Green CiTTS - High Returns on Blue Investments

Spills on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence - are we ready?

  • Scott Vaughan - Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development, Office of Auditor General
  • Wade Spurrell - Assistant Commissioner, Canadian Coast Guard

Exchange with Mayors (summary documents of each break-out session)

Lessons for Cities on Shale Gas and Other Energy Exploration

  • Kelly Burch - Region Director, Pennsylvania Department of Environmental Protection
  • Normand Mousseau - Professor of Physics, Universite de Montréal
  • Hope Henderson - Manager of Government and Industry Relations, Talisman Energy

Cities In Action - The Niagara 10


Award Winners:

Wege Small Cities Sustainability Best Practices Award

Water Conservation Awards:

  • Most Innovative - Toronto, Ontario
  • Most Progress - Town of the Blue Mountains, Ontario

Green CiTTS Stormwater Awards: (For full submissions, please click here)

  • Leadership - Milwaukee, Wisconsin
  • Innovation - Trois-Rivieres, Quebec
  • Progress - Montreal, Quebec