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Jan 18-Jan 20, 2011
28th Annual Red River Basin Land & Water International Summit Conference

28th Annual Red River Basin Land & Water International Summit Conference
January 18 - 20, 2011
Ramada Plaza & Suites, Fargo, ND

Sponsored by the Red River Basin Commission

Registration is $190 before January 8, 2011, and $210 after that date.

The following text is from the web site of Minnesota Waters at http://minnesotawaters.org/content/28th-annual-red-river-basin-land-water-international-summit-conference

"The Red River Basin Commission's 28th Annual Red River Basin Land & Water International Summit Conference will be held January 18 - 20, 2011, at the Ramada Plaza & Suites in Fargo, ND. This year's theme, "Reflections on the Red" will look at the resilience of the Red River Basin while continuing to work toward a comprehensive basin-wide approach in reducing flood damages.

The Floods of 2009 and 2010 were historic and unprecedented. Back-to-back flooding has pushed the need for long-term, basin-wide solutions to the forefront. Many projects have been completed and many more are anticipated for the future. That is why the Red River Basin Commission continues to further their vision of a Red River Basin RRBC has received appropriations from both the North Dakota and Minnesota Legislatures to recommend a plan of action to address, mitigate and respond to fl ooding issues in the Red River Basin.

The final report will be submitted to both States in January 2011. The findings in the report will be unveiled at the conference. The Conference fosters international cooperation and identifies issues important to Red River Basin citizens. It is a public forum for natural resources education, training and information dissemination useful for elected offi cials, watershed managers, educators, producers, environmentalists, businesses, leaders, decision makers, and residents where residents, organizations, and governments work together to achieve basin-wide commitment to comprehensive integrated watershed stewardship and management."

Presentations will focus on flooding in the Red River Basin including the unveiling of the Long Term Flood Solutions Report that will be presented to both the North Dakota and Minnesota Legislatures. Other presentation topics/updates could include Devils Lake, the Fargo-Moorhead Diversion Project, downstream issues, upstream storage potential and modeling efforts that work to reduce flows on the Red River by 20 percent, aquatic nuisance species entering our lakes and river systems, additional funding sources for potential projects and presentations dealing with fish, wildlife and outdoor recreation."

For more information, see the web sites below.

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For more information, see http://www.redriverbasincommission.org/Conference/conference.html and http://www.redriverbasincommission.org/2011_program-final.pdf

Region:   Northwest, Outside Minnesota
Topics:   Ecosystems, Land Use, Water
Audience:   All

Submitted By:  Paul Moss


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