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.
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: http://blog.gov.bc.ca/columbiarivertreaty/regional-advisory-committee/
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.
Stay informed about the CRT Review:
- Subscribe to the Provincial CRT Review e-letter at www.newsroom.gov.bc.ca/enews-subscribe.html.
- Join the discussion on Twitter at #crtreaty
- News Releases.
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.
Learn more about the US CRT 2014-2024 Review at: http://www.crt2014-2024review.gov/
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: www.cbt.org/crt
Take a tutorial on your own schedule at: www.cbt.org/crt/tutorial
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.
For more information contact LG Committee Chair, Deb Kozak mail to: firstname.lastname@example.org
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)