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RRBC has a Working Group that is dedicated to Water Supply, as water supply is an important goal outlined in the Red River Basin Commission's Natural Resource Framework Plan. 

RRBC works with stakeholders to ensure that there is adequate and safe water supply for all the residents in the Red River Basin.

Mission Statement

Facilitate understanding and education of stakeholders throughout the basin on the potential for drought or other emergency water supply conditions; and ensure that the local plans have been coordinated regionally or from a basin wide perspective.

The Water Supply Working Group has membership/participation representing

Manitoba, Minnesota, North Dakota and US Federal:​​​​

  • Minnesota

      - ​MN Pollution Control Agency

      - Department of Natural Resources

      - East Grand Forks

      - Moorhead

  • North Dakota

       - ​Department of Water Resources

       - Grand Forks

       - Fargo

       - Red River Valley Water Supply

  • Manitoba

      - Pembina Valley Water Co-op​

      - Agriculture and Resource Development

  • US Federal

       - National Weather Service

       - US Corps of Engineers

Click on the document image to review our

"Water Supply Working Group
Preparedness Checklist
for Drought Mitigation"

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Water Supply
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To promote, provide and conduct an international alliance between Manitoba and Minnesota which will work towards the proper management of the resources of the Roseau River Watershed, including flood control, economic, human, and natural resources, and water quality and quantity.

Project Partners;

  • Municipality of Emerson-Franklin

  • RM of Montcalm

  • RM of Stuartburn

  • RM of Piney

  • Roseau River Anishinabe First Nation

  • Seine Rat Roseau Watershed District

  • Province of Manitoba

  • Roseau River Watershed District

  • Roseau County

  • Roseau Wildlife Management Area, and

  • Red River Basin Commission

Click on the document titles below to review:

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RRBC, Province of Manitoba and the partnering municipalities, are excited to share that final LiDAR data has been collected, along with re-flying the Red River corridor! 

To accompany the LiDAR data, we have released a series of videos on our
YouTube Channel and an accompanying "Introduction to LiDAR" Manual. 

No prior experience is required to use the resources.

Our resources are open to everyone, but developed for Municipal and First Nation staff, 

to learn a basic capacity of LiDAR, how to use it and how it can benefit your community. 

Click on the images of the Manual below to review/download:

  • Introduction to LiDAR Manual, LiDAR Training Series: Module 1

  • Climate Adaptation Plans: Novel Applications of LiDAR for Climate Adaptation in the Red River Basin

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ALL LiDAR and Climate Adaptation Videos and Webinars

are available on our YouTube Channel!

Click on the button below to view these informative videos!

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After a very successful and first-of-its-kind conference,

we continue carrying the conversation started by
"One Basin One Governance".

The success of these conversations, with listening and adding more voices to the building of a new water governance model that includes our First Nation and Metis governments, were the foundation of our Final Report. 

It is our hope, that our future leaders would embrace a new model of water governance, where decisions are made with one united voice!

One Basin, One Governance Final Report - Released October 2022;

Visit our                                                    website  for information, for updates and to be able to listen to the "conversation" in our Presentation Videos.

One Basin, One Governance
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Please see our Project Update on the "Save Netley Marsh" website

We hope that you will take a moment to watch the video below to learn more!

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 In Partnership with the International Joint Commission, International Red River Watershed Board, and Environmental Protection Agency

Red River Basin Webinar Training Series

"Reducing Nutrient Discharges Through Low-Cost Operational Changes"

RRBC is a proud partner in having brought this exciting webinar training series for mechanical treatment plants - that were offered across the basin - in Minnesota, North Dakota and Manitoba.

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We are very excited to share that in this series of webinars, 120 attendees learned how to improve their mechanical wastewater treatment system’s nutrient removal performance without capital upgrades!

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The training sessions were led by one of the America’s premier subject experts – Grant Weaver of CleanWaterOps – who has helped facilities across the U.S. reduce their nitrogen and phosphorus discharges using their existing facilities and equipment.

Participants attended each training session free of charge and received credit for operator certification in their state or province.

This training webinar series was brought to you as part of the National Study on

Nutrient Removal and Secondary Technologies

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Our Final Report is now available!
It summarizes workshop results, identifies a list of best practices, and
highlights performance improvements at specific facilities.

Click on buttons below to view the Final Report and Addendum

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Beneficial Management Practices (BMPs)
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Adopting agricultural Beneficial Management Practices (BMPs) is critical to reducing nutrient runoff into and improving water quality of the Red River and, ultimately, Lake Winnipeg. 

At the same time, the impacts of these BMPs on other resource concerns, such as flooding, habitat, and soil health, must be considered.  

The Red River Basin/Cold Climate Agricultural Nutrients BMP Workshop was held with the purpose to review and explore the available research on the effectiveness of BMPs with consideration of colder climates that we have in the Red River Basin. 

Click on button below to view presentations

Click on any of the document images below to review the

Workshop Final Summary Report and Factsheets!

Workshop Final Summary Report 

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Beneficial Management Practices Factsheet

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The Uniquely Challenging Case of the Red River Basin of the North

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Research Gaps and Recommendations Factsheet

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