International Watersheds Initiative Projects
The International Joint Commission’s boards in watersheds along the US-Canada border carry out International Watersheds Initiative (IWI) projects to promote communication, conduct scientific studies and contribute to the resolution of watershed issues. Projects are developed by a board and reviewed by Commission staff. All projects are consistent with the board’s mandate and meet the objectives of the IWI. Learn more about the International Watersheds Initiative.
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The International Souris River Board (ISRB) has a mandate to annually report on compliance with Water Quality Objectives (WQOs), review existing WQOs every five years and develop new recommendations regarding water-quality objectives. This proposal addresses the ISRB mandate, as a comprehensive...
Determination of factors affecting dissolved oxygen levels in the Souris River to inform operation decisions and assist with water quality objectives review
This project will investigate how variations in river flow affect dissolved oxygen levels, which are important to determining river biological conditions. The project covers a 5-year period from 2019 to 2023. The proposed work is to install and maintain continuous water-quality monitoring sensors (3...