International Red River Board to Host a Virtual Public Meeting - January 21, 2021
The International Red River Board (IRRB) will be hosting a virtual public open house meeting during the Red River Basin Commission Annual Conference on Thursday, January 21, 2021 from 1 pm to 2:30 pm CST. The IRRB assists the International Joint Commission (IJC) in preventing and resolving disputes relating to the transboundary waters of the Red River Basin.
The dual purpose of the public meeting is to present a brief overview of IJC and IRRB activities including objectives pertaining to water management in the Red River basin. In addition, the meeting will provide the public with an opportunity to ask questions and discuss current issues affecting the Red River basin, such as drought, flooding, water quality, ecosystem health, and the transfer of invasive species. The public will have an opportunity to share their views and concerns either in writing or virtually with the Board.
In addition, the public is invited to listen to virtual discussions among federal, state and provincial agencies, as well as local organizations on Friday, January 22 from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Items for discussion include:
- Updates on activities of the IRRB committees & IJC
- Nutrient management
- Hydrologic conditions (floods and / or droughts)
- Reports from jurisdictions
- Lower Pembina Flooding – Update
- Current trans-boundary water resource issues and activities
The International Red River Board is an independent bi-national group established by the International Joint Commission, or IJC, under the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909. The Board assists the Commission in preventing or resolving transboundary disputes regarding the waters and aquatic ecosystem of the Red River and its tributaries and aquifers shared by Canada and the United States. This is accomplished by providing a forum for the identification and resolution of existing and emerging trans-boundary water-related issues and by recommending appropriate strategies concerning water quality, quantity and ecosystem health objectives.
Join the Public Session on January 21, 2021 during the RRBC conference.
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