The International Souris River Board (ISRB) will be hosting a public open house meeting at the Travelodge Hotel in Weyburn on August 7 at 7:00 p.m. The ISRB assists the International Joint Commission in preventing and resolving disputes relating to the trans-boundary waters of the Souris River basin.
The dual purpose of the public meeting is to present a brief overview of ISRB activities and objectives pertaining to water management in the Souris River basin. In addition, the meeting will provide the general public with an opportunity to ask questions and discuss current issues affecting the Souris River basin, such as drought, flooding, water quality, ecosystem health and the apportionment of water between the United States and Canada.
Canadian agencies involved in the ISRB include Environment Canada, Manitoba Water Stewardship, Saskatchewan Watershed Authority, and Saskatchewan Ministry of Environment. United States agencies include the U.S. Geological Survey, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, North Dakota State Water Commission, North Dakota Game and Fish Department, and North Dakota Department of Health.