Water Matters - Banks of the Red River

International Red River Board to Host Public Meeting - January 16, 2020 @ 11:30am


The International Red River Board (IRRB) will be hosting a public open house meeting at the Delta Inn, Fargo, ND on Thursday, January 16, 2019 at 11:30 a.m. in the final plenary session before the luncheon at  the Red River Basin Commission’s Annual Summit Conference. The IRRB assists the International Joint Commission (IJC) 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 2:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. In addition, the public is also invited to attend an IJC Hearing on IRRB Report on Nutrient Targets from 7:00 – 9:00 p.m. at the Delta Inn, Fargo ND.


Public Meetings – Thursday, January 16, 2019

International Red River Board Public Meeting

Discussions among federal, state and provincial agencies,as well as local organizations

International Joint Commission Public Hearing** 

             11:30 am – 12:00 pm

              Delta Marriott Fargo 
              1635 42nd St SW
              Fargo, ND. 58103

                              2:00 p.m. 5:30 p.m.

                             Delta Marriott Fargo 
                             1635 42nd St SW
                             Fargo, ND. 58103

                      7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

                       Delta Marriott Fargo 
                       1635 42nd St SW
                       Fargo, ND. 58103

**For more information on the IJC's Public Hearing click here.**

Items for discussion include:

  • Updates on activities of the IRRB committees  & IJC
  • Nutrient management strategy & recommendation to IJC
  • Reports from jurisdictions
  • Lower Pembina Flooding – Update
  • Current trans-boundary water resource issues and activities

The International Red River Board is an independent bi-national group established by the International Joint Commission, or IJC, under the Boundary Waters Treaty of 1909. The Board assists the Commission in preventing or resolving transboundary disputes regarding the waters and aquatic ecosystem of the Red River and its tributaries and aquifers shared by Canada and the United States. This is accomplished by providing a forum for the identification and resolution of existing and emerging trans-boundary water-related issues and by recommending appropriate strategies concerning water quality, quantity and ecosystem health objectives.