International Red River Watershed Board to Host an In-Person Public Meeting Jan. 18


Fargo, ND.—The International Red River Watershed Board (IRRWB) will be hosting an in-person public open house meeting during the Red River Basin Commission Annual Conference on Thursday, January 18, 2024 from 11:20 am to 12:05 pm CST. The IRRWB 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 IJC and IRRWB activities including 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 virtually with the Board.

In addition, the public is invited to listen to discussions among federal, state and provincial agencies, as well as local organizations on Thursday, January 18 from 1:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. Items for discussion include:

  • Updates on activities of the IRRWB committees  & IJC
  • Water Quality & Nutrient management
  • Hydrologic conditions (floods and / or droughts)
  • Current trans-boundary water resource issues and activities

The International Red River Watershed 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.

To join the Public Session on January 18, 2024, during the RRBC conference, you may join us in the Grand Ballroom (for free even if not registered for the conference).

To Join the IRRWB Open Session of the Board Meeting on January 18, 2024, you may join us in the Grand Ballroom  (also free of charge, no registration required).

A webinar is being held in support the Open Session of the Board Meeting from 1:30 p.m. – 5:45 p.m. To Join the IRRWB webinar on January 18, 2024, cut and paste the link below in your browser.

Conference Call #:1-844-800-2712; ACCESS CODE:  199 859 9603 #


Girma Sahlu, 306-737-3002

Rebecca Seal-Soileau, 651-290-5756