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The Columbia River Treaty, concluded in 1961 and ratified in 1964, split hydropower and flood control regulation of the river between Canada and the United States. Some of its provisions will expire in 2024, and either country must give ten years’ notice of any desired alteration or termination.

The Columbia River Treaty Revisited, with contributions from historians, geographers, environmental scientists, and other experts, is intended to facilitate conversation about the impending expiration. It allows the reader, through the close inspection of the Columbia River Basin, to better grasp the uncertainty of water governance. It aids efforts, already underway, to understand changes in the basin since the treaty was passed, to predict future changes, and to determine whether alteration of the treaty is ultimately advisable.

The Columbia River Treaty Revisited will appeal to those interested in water basin management–scholars, stakeholders, and residents of the Columbia River basin alike.

A Project of the Universities Consoritum on Columbia River Governance. The Universities Consortium on Columbia River Governance, with representatives from universities in the U.S. and Canada, formed to offer a nonpartisan platform to facilitate an informed, inclusive, international dialogue among key decision-makers and other interested people and organizations; to connect university research to problems faced within the basin; and to expose students to a complex water resources problem. The Consortium organized the symposium on which this volume is based.

Table of Contents

  1. Title Page, Copyright Page
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  1. Contents
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. p. viii
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  1. Introduction to Parts I, II, and III
  2. pp. 1-11
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  1. Part I: The 1964 Columbia River Treaty and the Changing Voices Since 1964
  2. p. 13
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  1. The Columbia Exchange: A Canadian Perspective on the Negotiation of the Columbia River Treaty, 1944-1964
  2. pp. 14-42
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  1. The Columbia River Treaty: Managing for Uncertainty
  2. pp. 43-49
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  1. The Columbia River: Operation under the 1964 Treaty
  2. pp. 50-60
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  1. Changes in Empowerment: Rising Voices in Columbia Basin Resource Management
  2. pp. 61-68
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  1. First Nations
  2. p. 69
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  1. The River People and the Importance of Salmon
  2. pp. 70-83
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  1. Managing Transboundary Natural Resources: An Assessment of the Need to Revise and Update the Columbia River Treaty
  2. pp. 84-114
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  1. The Past and Future of the Columbia River
  2. pp. 115-136
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  1. Part II: Changes Informed by Science
  2. p. 137
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  1. The Effects of Dams and Flow Management on Columbia River Ecosystem Processes
  2. pp. 138-147
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  1. When Courts Run Regulated Rivers: The Effects of Scientific Uncertainty
  2. pp. 148-174
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  1. The Effects of Climate Change on Snow and Water Resources in the Columbia, Willamette, and McKenzie River Basins, U.S.A.: A Nested Watershed Study
  2. pp. 175-189
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  1. Part III: Rethinking the Columbia River Treaty
  2. p. 191
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  1. Rethinking the Columbia River Treaty
  2. pp. 192-248
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  1. The Columbia River Treaty after 2024
  2. pp. 249-269
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  1. Part IV: Governing Transboundary Resources in the Face of Uncertainty
  2. p. 271
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  1. Introduction
  2. pp. 272-280
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  1. Can an International Treaty Strengthen a Region and Further Social and Environmental Inclusion? Lessons from the Columbia River Treaty
  2. pp. 281-314
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  1. Uncertainty, Society, and Resilience: A Case Study in the Columbia River Basin
  2. pp. 333-364
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  1. The Columbia River Treaty in 2014 and Beyond: International Experiences and Lessons Learned
  2. pp. 365-382
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  1. Public Participation and Water Management in the European Union: Experiences and Lessons Learned
  2. pp. 383-397
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  1. The Impact of Institutional Design on the Adaptability of Governing Institutions: Implications for Transboundary River Governance
  2. pp. 398-409
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  1. Appendix: The Columbia River Treaty
  2. pp. 411-436
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  1. Contributors
  2. pp. 437-445
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 446-455
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780870716928
Related ISBN
9780870716911
MARC Record
OCLC
830023889
Pages
464
Launched on MUSE
2012-12-20
Language
English
Open Access
No
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