Columbia River Treaty Local Governments’ Committee

Submits Recommendations to Government

The BC Columbia River Treaty (CRT) Local Governments' Committee incorporated input from Basin residents on its Recommendations and in December 2013, submitted its final Recommendations to the BC and Canadian governments.  These Recommendations respond to Columbia River Treaty-related interests and issues that have been brought to the Committee by Basin residents in Canada.

News Release: Future of the Columbia River Treaty: Local Governments Submit Their Current Recommendations to Government

Read the Committee’s December 2013 Recommendations to Government

Read the Summary of Feedback Summary of Feedback on the Committee's Draft Recommendations

These Recommendations are based on currently-available information and were submitted to the provincial and federal governments for incorporation into current decisions regarding the future of the CRT.

As a priority the Committee is working with others to address the domestic issues related to the CRT.  The Committee continues to monitor the BC, Canadian and U.S. CRT-related processes to be directly involved when appropriate.

As new information becomes available, the Committee will review this information, seek input from Basin residents, and submit further recommendations to the provincial and federal governments, if needed.

The CRT Local Governments’ Committee will post its recommendations and other documents here.

For more information contact the Committee Chair, Deb Kozak ( 250 352-9383) or the Executive Director, Cindy Pearce ( 250 837-8505).


Columbia Basin Regional Advisory Committee

The Committee has worked with the Province and BC Hydro to implement a new Columbia Basin Regional Advisory Committee.  This new Committee is a diverse, Basin-wide group, representing a broad range of perspectives, interests and geography, which will help inform the hydroelectric operations in the Columbia Basin and potential future improvements to the Columbia River Treaty.

Learn more about the Committee at:

Provincial CRT Review Decision and Final Consultation Report

In March, 2014 the Province of BC issued its Columbia River Treaty Review Decision and Public Consultation Report.

Read the  Columbia River Treaty Review BC Decision

Read the Columbia River Treaty Review Public Consultation Report

Learn more about the CRT Review at:

Stay informed about the CRT Review:

US Recommendations on the Future of the CRT

The US Entity is also conducting a review on the future of the CRT, and has issued recommendations.

Read the U.S. Recommendations on the Future of the CRT.

Learn more about the US CRT 2014-2024 Review at:

Learn More About the Columbia River Treaty

Columbia Basin Trust's primary role related to the CRT is to be an information source for Basin residents and local governments.

Learn more about the Columbia River Treaty at:

Take a tutorial on your own schedule at:

Subscribe to email updates from Columbia Basin Trust.

About the Columbia River Treaty Local Governments' Committee

Elected officials from across the Columbia Basin are working together to help Basin residents and local governments engage in decisions around the future of the Columbia River Treaty (CRT).

The Columbia River Treaty Local Governments' Committee (LG Committee), formed in 2011, will work with Columbia Basin Trust to help ensure Basin residents and elected officials alike increase their knowledge on the CRT. The LG Committee intends to work collaboratively on this important issue with regional MLAs and elected officials in Victoria, as well as regional MPs.

The LG Committee encourages residents to learn about the Columbia River Treaty by exploring this website, taking an online tutorial, as well as visiting the Province of BC's website.

For more information contact LG Committee Chair, Deb Kozak mail to:

Overview of Community Engagement in Columbia Basin Hydro Operations August 2015

Summary of Canadian Dam and Reservoir Issues

Fact Sheet: CRT: Key Interests of Canadian Columbia Basin Residents

News Release: Local Governments Form Columbia River Treaty Committee

CRT Local Governments' Committee Terms of Reference

CRT Local Governments' Committee Members

An Overview: Sharing Benefits From Natural Resources With Local Stakeholders in BC

Please follow the link below and scroll to the bottom of the page for Info Session files:  Hydro Operations in the Columbia Basin (March 13, 2013)