Border Policy Brief
Environment, British Columbia, Nooksack River, Governance, Washington
The severe flooding along the Nooksack River in November 2021 was the latest in a long history of floods in which the Nooksack’s waters flow north across the international boundary between the US and Canada.
This Border Brief sets out to identify the current barriers to effective governance of the transboundary flooding issues of the Nooksack River, and to provide recommendations to improve cross-border collaboration in the future. It draws on a broader research collaboration with the Salish Sea Institute to identify potential barriers to effective cooperation and management, while highlighting ways in which the current initiative might consider lessons from prior efforts. This report provides insights into how policymakers might more effectively move forward in this complex situation.
Salish Sea Institute
Western Washington University
Jefferies, Regina and Hager, Kit, "Learning from the Past: Governing Transboundary Nooksack River Flooding" (2023). Border Policy Research Institute Publications. 133.
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