Canada and Ontario outline actions to reduce phosphorus loading to Lake Erie.
Ontario has a comprehensive source water protection program that ensures drinking water safety from source to tap. This webpage provides an overview of the source water protection program, and contains links to municipality protection plans.
Ontario's Source Water Protection Information Atlas provides spatial data on source water protection areas for surface water intakes and groundwater.
The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change protects and improves the quality of the environment and leads Ontario's actions on climate change leading to healthier communities, ecological protection, and economic prosperity for present and future generations. The tools the ministry uses to accomplish this include: Using best available science and research to develop and deliver policies, legislation, regulations, standards, programs and services. Enforcing compliance with environmental laws.
The key elements of the Lake Ontario LaMP's Binational Biodiversity Conservation Strategy are: 1) the integration of action priorities into existing programs and place-based planning activities especially within key watersheds, an activity best done by local governments and organizations and; 2) regional coordination of lakewide scale biodiversity monitoring and restoration activities. This LaMP implementation strategy lists the key recommendations provided in The Beautiful Lake report to be formally adopted by the LaMP.
The Lake Huron Binational Partnership 2008-2010 Action Plan provides updated information on environmental trends, identifies priority issues, and promotes management activities to be pursued over the next two-year cycle. This plan focuses specifically on addressing the following three issues: Contaminants in fish and wildlife, Biodiversity and ecosystem change, Fish and wildlife habitat.
The Lake Erie Lakewide Management Plan (LaMP) is a binational action plan for restoring and protecting the Lake Erie ecosystem. The Lake Erie Partnership develops and implements the LAMP. U.S. EPA and Environment Canada lead the Partnership. This plan facilitates information sharing, sets priorities, and helps coordinate binational environmental protection and restoration activities.