April Registraton for October Columbia River Basin Conference

The Columbia River Basin: 2014 Conference, a conference on the future of the Columbia River is planned October 21-23, in Spokane, WA. Registration opens April 8 and is available at www.columbiabasin-2014conference.org.

The conference, “Learning From Our Past to Shape Our Future” will provide attendees from both sides of the U.S./Canada border with unique learning and discussion opportunities about the history and future of the international river basin including topics such as; hydropower, fish and wildlife, the Columbia River Treaty, and First Nations and Tribal interests.

The conference will bring together experts and interested stakeholders representing: state, provincial, federal, tribal and First Nations governments; electric utilities; environmental groups; and citizen groups from both countries to:
*provide a transboundary forum to share information and build understanding on topics such as ecosystem management, international water governance, climate change, and energy;
*provide updates and a forum for discussion on important transboundary issues such as the Columbia River Treaty review process; and
*provide information and updates on efforts to restore and conserve salmon in the upper Columbia; and
*identify opportunities to support ongoing transboundary communication and collaboration