Regional Round Tables
An effective consensus-building mechanism
The mission of the Regional Round Tables, as permanent and independent entities, is to assist the various regional stakeholders involved in managing resources and uses relating to their section of the St. Lawrence to plan and harmonize their actions as part of the integrated management of the St. Lawrence.
The Regional Round Tables seek, for their respective regions, to:
- promote collaboration among the regional stakeholders involved in issues affecting the St. Lawrence;
- contribute to the development, adoption, implementation and monitoring of a regional integrated management plan (RIMP) in conjunction with the other stakeholders involved, including the Areas of Prime Concern (ZIP) committees.
The ZIP Committees: Essential Partners
Under the guidance of the Regional Issue Table, the ZIP (Areas of Prime Concern) committees are responsible for coordinating the development and drafting of a RIMP, which they then also help to implement. ZIP committees in the Montréal and Québec City regions are also invited to serve on their RRTs and, in so doing, take part in defining their own mandates. ZIP committees in areas where RRTs have yet to be formed to pursue their coordinating activities with a view to completing the groundwork for the eventual establishment of their RRT.