International Red River Board to Hold Public Meeting (USA)

International Red River Board to Host Public Meeting

The International Red River Board (IRRB) will be hosting a public open house meeting at the Ramada Plaza Suites in Fargo, North Dakota on Wednesday, January 15, 2014 from 1:00 p.m. – 2:30 p.m.

Unlike past public sessions, this year’s Public Input Session will take place as part of the Red River Basin Commission’s Annual Summit Conference – Session 4. The IRRB assists the International Joint Commission in preventing and resolving disputes relating to the transboundary waters of the Red River Basin.

The dual purpose of the public meeting is to present a brief overview of IRRB activities and objectives pertaining to water management in the Red River basin. In addition, the meeting will provide the public with an opportunity to ask questions and discuss current issues affecting the Red River basin, such as drought, flooding, water quality, ecosystem health, and the transfer of invasive species. The public will have an opportunity to share their views and concerns either in writing or verbally with the Board.

The public is also invited to listen to discussions among federal, state and provincial agencies, as well as local organizations on Thursday, January 16 from 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m. and again on Friday, January 17 from 8:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.

Items for discussion include:

– Pathogens and Parasites Study – Phase II;

– Nutrient management strategy;

– Status of Devils Lake Project;

– Lower Pembina Flooding – Next Steps;

– Current trans-boundary water resource issues and activities.


Press Release, January 14, 2014