In the Media: Dr. Karen Bakker on needing a new approach to transboundary water governance

Dr. Karen Bakker and her fellow researchers wrote to The Vancouver Sun on the need for a new approach to transboundary water governance:

A treaty renegotiation process for water management in the Pacific Northwest fell this month back into the hands of the federal government from regional actors. If terms are not agreed on by all parties, the Columbia River Treaty could be terminated in 2024, leaving many people concerned, particularly those in British Columbia and Washington, who rely on the river for their energy needs.

The treaty was signed Jan. 17, 1961, but not but ratified until Sept. 16, 1964. The signatories must give 10 years notice from the ratification date (that is, by Sept. 16, 2014) to terminate the Treaty…

Read the rest of the article on The Vancouver Sun.