Garrison Diversion Unit—An Example of United States-Canada Cooperative Investigation

by D. A. Davis, Environment Canada, Regina, Sask, Canada,
R. A. Halliday, Environment Canada, Regina, Sask, Canada,
R. D. Hofer, Environment Canada, Regina, Sask, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water Forum '86: World Water Issues in Evolution


Canada and United States have cooperated in the investigation of disputed international waters on numerous occasions. The study of the Garrison Diversion unit is an example of an exhaustive long-term cooperative investigation. The paper briefly discusses the history of international cooperation between Canada and the United States on water issues. It then explores the background of the Garrison Diversion Project, the Diversion Study Board, and the International Joint Commission's report on the Garrison Diversion Unit.

Subject Headings: Team building | Water resources | Resource management | Dispute resolution | International waters | History | Environmental issues | Floods | Canada | United States

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