Meetings and Information
Columbia River Treaty listening session, Friday, Sept. 13, 1 - 3 p.m. Listening Sessions
  • October 13, 2011 (Boise) - Draft Alternatives for Evaluation
    8:30 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    Grove Hotel
    Boise, Idaho

    This is a critical stage in Treaty Review. Over the past several months, the Sovereign Technical and Review teams have developed a set of hypothetical alternatives to current river management. The alternatives will be subject to modeling and analysis, and the information generated will help the sovereigns craft a recommendation on the future of the Treaty. You are invited to learn more about, and comment on, these draft alternatives. An agenda is attached.

    Please RSVP by sending an e-mail message to treatyreview@bpa.gov. You will be sent additional meeting materials when we receive notice you will attend.


    If you cannot participate in person, you may participate via the Web. To participate in the Web-based sessions, you must login to view the materials and call in to hear the discussion. Prior to your first Web-based meeting you must download and install "meeting manager" software by going to https://www.webmeeting.att.com and clicking on the "downloads" button along the left side of the screen. This can take less than a minute, but we ask that you login early to allow for any system delays. Once the download is complete, you may login to the meeting using the information below.

    Toll-free phone bridge information:
    Number: 877-336-1828 Access code: 8468386 Security Password: 3669

    Web Meeting login information:
    Web site: https://www.webmeeting.att.com
    Meeting number: 877-336-1828 Code: 8468386
  • September 30, 2011 (Portland) - Draft Alternatives for Evaluation
    8:30 a.m. - Noon
    Lloyd Center Doubletree Hotel
    Portland, OR

    This is a critical stage in Treaty Review. Over the past several months, the Sovereign Technical and Review teams have developed a set of hypothetical alternatives to current river management. The alternatives will be subject to modeling and analysis, and the information generated will help the sovereigns craft a recommendation on the future of the Treaty. You are invited to learn more about, and comment on, these draft alternatives. An agenda is attached.

    Please RSVP by sending an e-mail message to treatyreview@bpa.gov. You will be sent additional meeting materials when we receive notice you will attend.


    If you cannot participate in person, you may participate via the Web. To participate in the Web-based sessions, you must login to view the materials and call in to hear the discussion. Prior to your first Web-based meeting you must download and install "meeting manager" software by going to https://www.webmeeting.att.com and clicking on the "downloads" button along the left side of the screen. This can take less than a minute, but we ask that you login early to allow for any system delays. Once the download is complete, you may login to the meeting using the information below.

    Toll-free phone bridge information:
    Number: 877-336-1828 Access code: 8468386 Security Password: 3669

    Web Meeting login information:
    Web site: https://www.webmeeting.att.com
    Meeting number: 877-336-1828 Code: 8468386
  • September 27, 2011 (Spokane) - Draft Alternatives for Evaluation
    8:30 a.m. - Noon
    Davenport Hotel
    Spokane, WA

    This is a critical stage in Treaty Review. Over the past several months, the Sovereign Technical and Review teams have developed a set of hypothetical alternatives to current river management. The alternatives will be subject to modeling and analysis, and the information generated will help the sovereigns craft a recommendation on the future of the Treaty. You are invited to learn more about, and comment on, these draft alternatives. An agenda is attached.

    Please RSVP by sending an e-mail message to treatyreview@bpa.gov. You will be sent additional meeting materials when we receive notice you will attend.


  • June 10, 2011 - Stakeholder Meeting
    June 10, 2011
    8:30 a.m. - Noon
    Northern Quest Resort
    100 N. Hayford Road
    Airway Heights, Spokane 99001

    A second workshop to discuss the future of the Columbia River Treaty will be held so that interested parties may contribute their ideas for the development of scenarios and alternatives used to evaluate the Treaty post-2024.

    An informal networking session also will be held on the evening of June 9 at 5:30 p.m. This will be followed by a "Treaty 101" presentation at 6:30 p.m., for those who are brand new to the Treaty Review process.

    Please let us know if you plan to attend the June 9 "Treaty 101" session and/or the June 10 workshop. To RSVP, respond to this e-mail, send a separate e-mail message to treatyreview@bpa.gov or call 1-800-622-4519.

    If you cannot participate in person, you may participate via the Web. To participate in the Web-based sessions, you must login to view the materials and call in to hear the discussion. Prior to your first Web-based meeting you must download and install "meeting manager" software by going to https://www.webmeeting.att.com and clicking on the "downloads" button along the left side of the screen. This can take less than a minute, but we ask that you login early to allow for any system delays. Once the download is complete, you may login to the meeting using the information below.

    Toll-free phone bridge information:
    Number: 877-336-1828 Access code: 8468386 Security Password: 3669

    Web Meeting login information:
    Web site: https://www.webmeeting.att.com
    Meeting number: 877-336-1828 Code: 8468386
SRT Panel Discussions
  • August 3, 2011 - Ecosystem Function Panel
    The Sovereign Review Team invited Ecosystem Function stakeholders identified as those who could help inform the ongoing work of the SRT as it looks at possible futures for the Columbia River Treaty. Key ecosystem functions that have been identified as important considerations in this process by the SRT include: ESA-listed and native fish species and wildlife, the aquatic and terrestrial habitats that support them, riparian corridors, floodplains, water quantity and timing, and water quality. Please see the meeting summary below.

  • August 3, 2011 - Flood Risk Management Panel
    The Sovereign Review Team invited Flood Risk Management stakeholders identified whose perspectives could help inform the ongoing work of the SRT as it looks at possible futures for the Columbia River Treaty. The Sovereign Review and Technical teams are developing scenarios (alternatives) that will be modeled and analyzed to help them develop a recommendation to the U.S. Entity on the future of the Columbia River Treaty. Please see the meeting summary below.

Topical Workshops
  • August 31, 2011 - STT Water Quality Workshop
    This meeting will provide the participants with an overview of the water quality analyses that could be used for assessing the impacts of various alternatives being modeled in the Treaty Review studies.

    Please RSVP by sending an e-mail message to treatyreview@bpa.gov.

    • Agenda
    • Meeting Materials
    • Meeting Summary
  • August 9, 2011 - STT Ecosystem Based Function Workshop
    This meeting will provide the participants with an overview of Ecosystem Based Function models and tools that could be used for assessing the impacts of various alternatives being modeled in the Treaty Review studies.

    Please RSVP by sending an e-mail message to treatyreview@bpa.gov.

    • Agenda
    • Meeting Materials
    • Meeting Summary
  • August 8, 2011 - STT Climate Change Workshop
    This meeting will provide participants with an overview and context for the Treaty Review studies, provide preliminary planning framework for incorporating climate change into the Treaty Review Studies and help the Sovereign Technical Team establish the next step for the Treaty Review climate change efforts.

    Please RSVP by sending an e-mail message to treatyreview@bpa.gov.

    • Agenda
    • Meeting Materials
    • Meeting Summary

The 2014/2024 Treaty Review

Over the years, the Columbia River Treaty has provided significant benefits on both sides of the border through coordinated river management. It remains the standard against which other international water coordination agreements are compared.

 
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