Innovations in Managing Western Water: New Approaches for Balancing Environmental, Social and Economic Outcomes (Martz Summer Conference, June 11-12)
Martz Summer Conference (7th: 2015: Boulder, Colo.)
Presenter: Barbara Cosens, Professor, University of Idaho College of Law and Waters of the West Graduate Program
Cosens, Barbara, "SLIDES: The Columbia River Treaty" (2015). Innovations in Managing Western Water: New Approaches for Balancing Environmental, Social and Economic Outcomes (Martz Summer Conference, June 11-12).
Challenges and Opportunities of the Expiring Columbia River Treaty
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Many aspects of western water allocation and management are the product of independent and uncoordinated actions, several occurring a century or more ago. However, in this modern era of water scarcity, it is increasingly acknowledged that more coordinated and deliberate decision-making is necessary for effectively balancing environmental, social, and economic objectives. In recent years, a variety of forums, processes, and tools have emerged to better manage the connections between regions, sectors, and publics linked by shared water systems. In this event, we explore the cutting edge efforts, the latest points of contention, and the opportunities for further progress.
Session 3: Bringing it All Together: Familiar Challenges, New Approaches. Across the West, people are developing new ways of tackling old problems. In this session, we review some of the more intriguing efforts and emerging opportunities for further innovation.