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Columbia River Treaty discussion
Monday 16 December 2019, 05:30pm - 07:00pm
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Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) announced that the Department of State and Northwest Power and Conservation Council will host a town hall to discuss the modernization of the Columbia River Treaty regime. 


U.S. Columbia River Treaty Negotiator Jill Smail will lead the town hall, which is free of charge and open to the public. U.S. government representatives will provide an overview of the negotiations and take questions from the public.

For more information, including call-in details, please see the Department of State’s Treaty website, which will be updated as the meeting date approaches.


 Background: The Columbia River Treaty is an international model for transboundary water cooperation. The 1964 treaty’s flood risk and hydropower operations have provided substantial benefits to millions of people on both sides of the U.S.-Canada border. The treaty has also facilitated support for the river’s ecosystem. More information can be found here.










Location U.S. Federal Building Auditorium, 825 Jadwin Avenue, Richland, WA