Just a quick heads up for our followers. The water supply situation here in Western Montana continues to deteriorate and as of today the Northwest River Forecast Center is forecasting November water supply for the Flathead River measured at SKQ Dam at only 32% of normal. We should see some very low flows on our rivers and streams for the coming weeks. Let's all hope for rain and snow! ❄️🌧💧🌨❄️💦 ... See MoreSee Less
On behalf of the Columbia River Treaty Universities Consortium (UCCRG), The University of British Columbia (UBCO), One River, Ethics Matter (OREM), and the North American Youth Parliament for Water (NAYPW) we invite you to attend a virtual symposium on November 29th and 30th, 2023 from 8:30 am until 12:30 pm Pacific time daily.
We have organized this virtual forum to provide a platform for an exchange of deliberative dialogues for the future governance of the Columbia River Basin. Over 30 speakers from across the Basin and beyond such as Tribes and First Nation Sovereigns, not-for-profit, private, and public sectors, including youth and students will present on topics such as global and local perspectives on governance of water, salmon reintroduction, water pollution, youth initiatives and many more pressing concerns for the Columbia River Basin. These dialogues can serve as a first step toward more comprehensive and longer-term projects and relationship-building.
This Symposium embodies the Columbia Basin’s intellectual and creative leadership that is necessary for the first re-convening since the watershed Kimberly Conference in 2019. This initial virtual Symposium will be designed to reflect the Kimberley vision and echo its strategic objectives and mandates, inform decision-makers, and address the specific needs of everyone who has a passionate concern for the Columbia River Basin.
This symposium will become the catalyst for future Symposiums and will lead the Basin in a new and exciting direction, build upon the web of relationships built over the last decade of transboundary dialogue, create new, longer-term linkages, and initiate new collaborations across the Basin where the Symposium will most importantly act as a center for dialogue and knowledge-sharing through face-to-face and virtual interaction. Through open invitations to not only Basin residents but to participants globally, this Symposium will be designed to engage a broader public through synthesis, exchange, networking, and co-creation beyond the Columbia River Treaty.
We cordially invite you to attend this Symposium and look forward to your participation. Please share widely.