The Universities Consortium works to connect basin leaders, researchers and policy experts, organizations, elected officials, and individuals who have a stake in the management and governance of the Columbia River Basin and its resources.

Please go here to fill out the form to join our network of people and organizations who work, live, and play in the Columbia River Basin. As part of this network, you will receive updates about annual Symposia, upcoming events, and the ongoing work of the Universities Consortium on Columbia River Governance.

Basin Leaders

Permanent Engineering Board

Canada United States (Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon, Utah, Washington, Wyoming)
Association of Kootenay Boundary Local Governments, Columbia River Treaty Committee
       Linda Worley - lworley[at]rdkb[dot]com
Columbia River County Commissioners Policy Advisory Group
​       Neil Aaland - naaland[at]comcast[dot]net
Canadian Entity: BC Hydro U.S. Columbia River Treaty 2014-2024 Review
Sovereign Review Team
Sovereign Technical Team
British Columbia: Columbia River Treaty Review
CRT Review Team

Columbia River Treaty Power Group

Columbia Basin Trust U.S. Entity:
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers
Bonneville Power Adminstration
First Nations inside the Columbia Basin:
Ktunaxa Nation -
Lower Kootenay Indian Band
Tobacco Plains Indian Band
Columbia Lake Indian Band
St. Mary's Indian Band
Okanagan Nation -
Upper Similkameen Indian Band
Lower Similkameen Indian Band
Penticton Indian Band
Westbank First Nation
Osoyoos Indian Band
Secwepemc Nation -
Shuswap Indian Band


Tribal Nations in the United States (with management authorities and responsibilities affected by the Columbia River Treaty):
Burns Paiute Tribe
Couer d'Alene Tribe
Confederated Salish & Kootenai Tribes of the Flathead Nation
Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation
Confederated Tribes of the Colville Reservation
Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Reservation
Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation of Oregon
Cowlitz Indian Tribe
Fort McDermitt Paiute Shoshone Tribes
Kalispel Tribe of Indians
Kootenai Tribe of Idaho
Nez Perce Tribe
Shoshone Paiute Tribe of the Duck Valley Indian Reservation
Shoshone-Bannock Tribes of the Fort Hall Reservation
Spokane Tribe of Indians

First Nations outside the Columbia Basin with Asserted Interests:
Okanagan Nation -
Upper Nicola Band
Secwepemc Nation -
Little Shuswap Indian Band
Adams Lake Indian Band
Simpcw First Nation
Neskonlith Indian Band
Splatsin First Nation
Northwest Power & Conservation Council

Resource Network

Indiana University - recent work on transboundary resource governance

Portland State University


Power Planning Council, former member
       Gerald Mueller, gmueller[at]montana[dot]com

University of Calgary
       contact - Nigel Bankes

University of Toronto - Monk School of Global Affairs