These tables represent the range of Canada-United States transboundary governance mechanisms across North America at federal, state-provincial and local levels. They are sub-categorised according to major watersheds and are ordered by date of conception. They contain information on the form and objectives of the agreement, scope of enforcement and management, and relevant stakeholders.
The mechanism types are categorised by treaty, memoranda of understanding (MOU), agreement (MOA) or cooperation (MOC), exchange of notes or other directives. Stakeholders refer to the organisation represented by members of the board, signatories or those otherwise mentioned within the text of the agreement or mandate.
- Pacific Region Washington, Alaska, British Columbia and the Yukon
- Western Montane Region Montana, Idaho, Saskatchewan and Alberta
- Central Prarie Minnesota, North Dakota, Manitoba and southeast Saskatchewan
- Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River
- Atlantic Region Maine, New Hampshire, Vermont, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador
To reference, please cite the following:
Norman, Emma S. March 2009. Navigating Bordered Geographies: Water Governance along the Canada-U.S. border. Dissertation, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia. Advisors: Karen Bakker and Matthew Evenden.