The Columbia River Treaty Revisited
464 pages, 6 x 9
Release Date:01 Dec 2012
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The Columbia River Treaty Revisited

Transboundary River Governance in the Face of Uncertainty

Edited by Barbara Cosens
Oregon State University Press

The Columbia River Treaty, passed in 1964, split hydropower andflood control regulation of the river between Canada and the US. Eithercountry must provide ten-years notice of termination, and certainprovisions expire in 2024. Thus, efforts are underway to understand andpredict changes in the basin that might warrant a change in the treaty.This collection of writings is an important contribution to the effortto explore the question of water governance in the face of uncertainty.The contributors to this important volume are experts involved inimplementing the Treaty, in international water law, and representinginterests in the basin.

Barbara Cosens is a professor at the University ofIdaho College of Law and a member of the faculty of the Waters of theWest Program. She represents the University of Idaho on theUniversities Consortium on Columbia River Governance.
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