Boundary Waters Treaty (1909)
This treaty governs the sharing of waters of international streams between Canada and the United States and established an International Joint Commission to monitor compliance and resolve disputes.
The International Joint Commission held four public information sessions in 2004 to gather information on the sharing of the Milk and St. Mary Rivers.
Later that year, the commission established the International St. Mary/ Milk Rivers Administrative Measures Task Force, with four members each from Canada and the United States.
The task force released a draft report in April 2006 for public comment, available on the commission's website. For a hard copy contact Dave McGee, Alberta's member on the task force, at (403) 382-4254.
- Summary of the Text, History and Geography of the 1909 Boundary Waters Treaty and the 1921 Order of the International Joint Commission
- The Government of Alberta (July 2004) public presentation summary Sharing the Waters: Alberta's perspective on the 1909 Boundary Waters Treaty
- Government of Alberta (August 2004) submission to the IJC consisted of an overall submission as well as submissions from Alberta Agriculture, Food and Rural Development and the Water Management Operations Branch of Alberta Environment.