Ninth Round of Negotiations to Modernize the Columbia River Treaty Regime

Office of the Spokesperson
For Immediate Release
MEDIA NOTE
 

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.

For further information, please visit:  https://www.state.gov/columbia-river-treaty/ or send an email to ColumbiaRiverTreaty@state.gov.

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