In November 2011, the Province initiated a Columbia River Treaty Review (Treaty Review) process to evaluate future decision options, including possible continuation, amendment or termination of the Columbia River Treaty. The Treaty Review included separate public and First Nations consultations as well as environmental, social, economic, legal and technical analyses. The review process resulted in a recommendation to the BC government in December 2013 on the future of the Treaty, which, in turn, led to the BC Decision: to continue the Columbia River Treaty and seek improvements within its existing framework.
- Government of British Columbia Decision and Guiding Principles
- Columbia River Treaty Review Public Consultation Report
- Provincial Government Response to Issues raised by the CRT Local Governments’ Committee
United States Treaty Review
In the fall of 2016, the U.S. Department of State completed their review of the final recommendations and decided to proceed with negotiations to modernize the Treaty.