Final Regional Recommendation
The U.S. Entity, in consultation with the Sovereign Review Team (SRT), regional stakeholders and sovereigns, and the public,
has been conducting a multi-year review of the Columbia River Treaty (Treaty) to inform a recommendation to the U.S.
Department of State on the future of the Treaty post-2024. Through this careful and extensive deliberation and review,
the U.S. Entity has heard many ideas. To date, the Entity has shared and solicited comments on two important documents
intended to advance the public conversation about the Treaty and its future.
- In June 2013, the U.S. Entity shared an initial working draft of a recommendation for regional interests to review and provide comments.
- In September, the Entity released its Draft Regional Recommendation for additional review and comment.
New developments for fall 2013:
- The Entity is hosting a series a public round table meetings around the region to solicit input and feedback from stakeholders about the draft regional recommendation.
- We are also accepting public comments on the draft regional recommendation from Sept. 20 through Oct. 25.
- Before the end of December 2013, the Entity expects to forward its final regional recommendation to the U.S. Department of State
The U.S. Entity is very appreciative of the interest shown by the region. We look forward to receiving and understanding your comments. Thank you again for your involvement in this process.
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