Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
February 6, 2020
Ninth Round of Negotiations to Modernize the Columbia River Treaty Regime
The United States and Canada will hold the ninth round of negotiations to modernize the Columbia River Treaty regime in Washington, D.C., on March 11-12. The United States and Canada began negotiations in May 2018. The eighth round was held September 10-11 in Cranbrook, British Columbia. The United States’ key objectives include continued, careful management of flood risk; ensuring a reliable and economical power supply; and improving the ecosystem. U.S. negotiators continue to use the U.S. Entity Regional Recommendation for the Future of the Columbia River Treaty after 2024 as a useful guide during the negotiations.
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