Members

The Study Board is co-chaired by the two Accredited Officers of the St. Mary and Milk Rivers, John Kilpatrick and Dr. Alain Pietroniro. The Accredited Officers are appointed by the United States and Canada to apportion the waters under the guidelines set out by the 1909 Boundary Waters Treaty and the 1921 IJC Order, which specify how the water is measured and apportioned between the two countries during the irrigation season. Additionally, the Board features four other members, two from Canada and two from the United States. These members have been chosen for their expertise and ability to provide unbiased, scientific advice for the basins.

Canada

  • Dr. Al Pietroniro (Co-Chair)
    Accredited Officer of the St. Mary and Milk Rivers
    Schulich School of Engineering, University of Calgary
     
  • Dr. Dena McMartin (Member)
    Vice-President Research, University of Lethbridge
     
  • Laurie Tollefson, PAg, VPH ICID (Member)
    Irrigation Management Consultant
     

United States

  • John Kilpatrick (Co-Chair)
    Accredited Officer of the St. Mary and Milk Rivers
    Director, Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey
     
  • Sue Lowry (Member)
    Director, Interstate Council on Water Policy; Chair, Red River Compact Commission
     
  • Mark Anderson (Member)
    Adjunct Professor, South Dakota School of Mines and Technology
     

Study Managers

Canada

  • Beau Hawkings
    Project Engineer, Water Survey of Canada / National Hydrological Service
     

United States

  • Joshua Valder
    Science Coordinator, U.S. Geological Survey
     

Alternate Co-Chairs

Canada

  • FM (Malcolm) Conly
    Field Representative of the St. Mary and Milk Rivers
    ECCC – National Hydrological Services
     

United States

  • Joanna Thamke
    Field Representative of the St. Mary and Milk Rivers
    Associate Center Director for Studies, Wyoming-Montana Water Science Center, U.S. Geological Survey