Integrating Social and Economic Objectives within a Modernized Columbia River Treaty



Join these webinars to learn about the Columbia River Treaty Local Governments Committee’s efforts to integrate social and economic objectives into river management scenario modelling for the Columbia River Treaty renewal.

Background materials, details on each performance measure, and the feedback survey can be found on the Columbia River Treaty Local Governments Committee Socio-Economic Integration webpage.

Columbia River Interests

Date: January 30, 2023
Time: 6 – 8 p.m. Pacific Time / 7 – 9 p.m. Mountain Time
Details: Zoom Webinar
Agenda (PDF)
This session will focus on interests associated with the Columbia River.

Kootenay River Interests

Date: February 2, 2023
Time: 6 – 8 p.m. Pacific Time / 7 – 9 p.m. Mountain Time
Details: Zoom Webinar
Agenda (PDF)
This session will focus on interests associated with the Kootenay River.

Description

As Canada and the United States continue negotiations to modernize the Columbia River Treaty, the Canadian negotiating team, which includes Canada, B.C. and the Ktunaxa, Secwepemc and Syilx Okanagan Nations, are exploring different ways of operating the Canadian Treaty dams to support domestic objectives for ecosystems, Indigenous cultural values, and socio-economic interests, in addition to enabling power generation and protection from damaging floods. These efforts are informing Canadian negotiating positions, strategies and proposals.

The Columbia River Treaty Local Governments Committee is leading an initiative to identify social and economic objectives and performance measures that are being integrated into this process.

These two webinars will provide details and answer questions about the Committee’s initiative, as well as the interests and performance measures that have been identified to date, including for flood risk management, navigation, erosion, agriculture, recreation, tourism, and dust generation.  Participants will be invited to provide feedback through an online survey following the webinars.