POTSDAM -- Clarkson University professor Michael Twiss has been appointed to the Great Lakes Science Advisory Board's Research Coordination Committee for three years.
Twiss has 25 years of research experience on the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence River and has published numerous research articles providing insight into biogeochemical processes in these waters.
Twiss says that Canada and the United States created the International Joint Commission because they recognized that each country is affected by the other's actions in lake and river systems along their shared border; and that the two countries cooperate to manage these waters wisely and to protect them for the benefit of today's citizens and future generations.
The board was established to assist the International Joint Commission (IJC) in the exercise of the powers and responsibilities assigned to it under the Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement. It is comprised of an equal number of members from Canada and the United States, who serve at the pleasure of the commission. Members of the Science Advisory Board are expected to serve in an impartial manner, performing their duties for the common good of both countries.