In terms of partnerships, part of our GLRI formation was through a coalition of concerned organizations in the Great Lakes on the U.S. side that came together and put pressure on the federal government to bring funding along that would help address a multitude of issues, whether addressing water pollution or the attenuation of impacts from climate change on our waterways and the shoreline.
The GLRI came out as a bipartisan effort. It has bipartisan support across the Great Lakes region. In fact, when the previous U.S. president threatened to pull GLRI funding, the community at large, but also the members of both parties pushed back and ensured that the funding was not only maintained, but also enhanced. Then, with the recent passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act in the U.S., we're seeing an even larger top-up of the GLRI funding on the U.S. side.
We do have some catching up to do, I would say, on the Canadian side now that our federal neighbours are investing so heavily into the Great Lakes. They may have different priorities, but that being said, whether it's through the GLRI or other programming through that Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, we're seeing a lot of funding going towards shoreline resilience in the Great Lakes. In fact, through a partnership with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the eight Great Lakes states, and funding through U.S. Congress, they are going to be undertaking a large Great Lakes resiliency study that will determine what the different hazards are across the region and what types of solutions could be implemented. They will work towards that implementation.
It's certainly a model that we would like to see here, and I think we saw this talk of a regional approach reflected in the action plan 2020-30 as well. I think some of those themes have come up on multiple occasions tonight through different members' questioning. We need to look at this issue collectively, to work across entire regions and littoral cells, because whatever measures one community or one individual landowner takes to attenuate the impacts, whether of climate change or of wave activity from passing ships or pleasure boats or craft, whatever measures they may take at that individual level will have impacts downstream or on their neighbours. We need to come together collectively to address those issues.