The health of aquatic life in the Columbia River Basin ("the basin") is being threatened by the presence of excess atmospheric gases in the water. In 1998, the Transboundary Gas Group - consisting of governmental agencies, environmental agencies, power companies, Native tribes and others - was formed to facilitate the co-operative efforts of the United States and Canada to reduce the amount of dissolved gas in the basin. This paper is a part of that project. The purpose of this paper is to analyse the implications of the following on the management of dissolved gas in the basin: Columbia River Treaty, Boundary Water Treaty, Pacific Salmon Treaty, Non-Treaty Storage Agreements, Fish Flow Agreements, North American Free Trade Agreement, First Nations treaties, National laws and the British Columbia/Washington Environmental Cooperation Agreement.
Goldschmid, Robert M.. 2001. Treaty Implications of Dissolved Gas Management in the Columbia River Basin. BC Ministry of Water, Land and Air Protection
Topic: Water Quality
Keywords: gas abatement, columbia river transboundary gas group, aquatic life, dissolved gas
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