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The Columbia River Treaty

A Primer

by Robert William Sandford; Dr. Jon O'Riordan & Deborah Harford

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Provocative, passionate and populist, RMB Manifestos are short and concise non-fiction books of literary, critical, and cultural studies.

The Columbia River Treaty ratification in 1964 created the largest hydropower project in North America, with additional emphasis on flood protection for the United States. As the treaty approaches its 60th anniversary, and the first opportunity for modification, its signatories are preparing proposals for new ways forward and stakeholders on both sides of the border are speaking up.

The Columbia River Treaty: A Primer is a vital work that clearly explains the nature of this complex water greement between Canada and the United States and how its impending update will impact communities, landscapes, industry and water supplies between the two countries for many years to come. The authors include in the work a call to action, in the hope that a renewed Columbia River Treaty might prove a model for other current transboundary water agreements around the world as they strive to meet not only the challenges of the present day but also the needs of future generations.

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Robert William Sandford is the author of over 30 books on the history, environment, and landscape of Western Canada. He is the EPCOR Chair for Water and Climate Security at the United Nations University Institute for Water, Environment, and Health; a Fellow of the Centre for Hydrology at the University of Saskatchewan; and a Fellow of the Biogeoscience Institute at the University of Calgary. He lives in Canmore, AB.

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Dr. Jon O’Riordan is a senior policy and research adviser to ACT (the Adaptation to Climate Change Team) at Simon Fraser University in Vancouver, Canada. He has formerly served as deputy minister of sustainable resource management and as assistant deputy minister of environment in the British Columbia government.

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Deborah Harford is the executive director of ACT. She has engaged with local, national and international climate change research practitioners, NGOs, industry representatives, all levels of government, First Nations groups and local communities on various issues surrounding climate change.

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