Continuing with the open engagement that took place during the Columbia River Treaty Review process, the Province, the Columbia River Treaty Local Governments’ Committee, and BC Hydro initiated the Columbia Basin Regional Advisory Committee, a diverse Basin-wide group representing a broad range of perspectives, interests and geography, which will help inform hydroelectric operations in the Columbia Basin and potential future improvements to the Columbia River Treaty. To learn more about the Committee, scroll down to read the Terms of Reference and browse materials from past meetings.

Since its inception, the Committee, or “CBRAC”, has identified a wide range of topics related to the Columbia River Treaty and Columbia Basin hydro operations that they would like to gain a better understanding of. Many of these topics are covered during regular CBRAC meetings; others are covered during webinars and workshops. On this page you will find materials and discussion summaries from all sessions. Click on a particular meeting date below to see the materials from that event.

Supporting Materials

Meetings

June 20 & 21, 2017: Meeting #6

Posted on July 31, 2017
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CBRAC held its 6th in-person meeting on June 20th and 21st, 2017 in Nelson, BC. 34 of the 40 members attended, along with representatives from the B.C. Ministry of Energy and Mines, the Columbia... Read More

October 13 & 14, 2016: Meeting #5

Posted on October 13, 2016
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CBRAC held its 5th meeting on October 13 & 14, 2016 in Revelstoke BC. Twenty-seven of the thirty-four members attended, along with representatives from the B.C. Ministry of Energy and Mines, the... Read More

May 25 & 26, 2016: Meeting #4

Posted on May 25, 2016
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CBRAC held its fourth meeting on May 26 and 27, 2016 in Cranbrook BC. Nineteen of the thirty-two members attended, along with representatives from the B.C. Ministry of Energy and Mines, the Columbia... Read More

March 9, 2016: Kootenay System Workshop

Posted on March 9, 2016
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CBRAC requested a workshop to strengthen their understanding of hydro operations on the Kootenay River system. The members of the Columbia River Treaty Local Governments’ Committee (LGC) were... Read More

February 17, 2016: Water Use Planning Webinar

Posted on February 17, 2016
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CBRAC requested a webinar to increase understanding of the purpose, process of development, roles and responsibilities for the Columbia and Duncan Water Use Plans (WUPs), and provide information... Read More

October 26 & 27, 2015: Meeting #3

Posted on October 26, 2015
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The CBRAC held its third meeting on October 26 and 27, 2015, in Golden B.C. Twenty-two of the thirty-six members attended, along with representatives from the B.C. Ministry of Energy and Mines, the... Read More

March 12, 2015: Meeting #2

Posted on March 12, 2015
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The CBRAC held its second in-person meeting on March 12, 2015 in Castlegar, B.C. Twenty-three of the thirty-six members attended, along with representatives from the B.C. Ministry of Energy and... Read More

December 15, 2014: Webinar on the Impacts and Benefits of the Columbia River Treaty

Posted on December 15, 2014
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The Columbia Basin Regional Advisory Committee held a webinar featuring a presentation by George Penfold on the Range of Impacts and Benefits of the Columbia River Treaty on Basin Communities, the... Read More

September 11, 2014: Inaugural Meeting

Posted on September 11, 2014
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The Columbia Basin Regional Advisory Committee (CBRAC) held its inaugural meeting on September 11, 2014 in Nelson, B.C. Twenty-two of the thirty-six members attended, along with representatives from... Read More