BRRWD Mediation Project Team

Background

In 1997, the Legislature urged formation of the Red River Basin Flood Damage Reduction WorkGroup (RRBFDRWG) to resolve gridlock over state/federal permitting of flood damage reduction projects in the Red River Valley. The resulting agreement was intended as the framework for a new, collaborative approach to implement both flood damage reduction and natural resource protection and enhancement in ways that benefit all Minnesota citizens. The keys to this new approach are comprehensive watershed planning, clearly identified goals, early consultation and collaboration on flood damage reduction projects among stakeholders, and a cooperative approach to project permitting. The purpose of the Mediation Agreement is: “To reach consensus agreements on long term solutions for reducing flood damage and for protection and enhancement of natural resources. Such agreements should balance important economic, environmental, and social considerations, and must provide for fair and effective procedures to resolve future conflicts related to flood damage reduction.” Since 1998, the BRRWD Mediation Project Team (PT) has met on a regular basis. The result of their work has been several multipurpose projects, incorporating both flood damage reduction and natural resource enhancement.

Meeting Minutes

02-16-2017

12-15-2016

10-13-2016

08-18-2016

06-16-2016

04-07-2016

01-28-2016

12-10-2015

09-10-2015

07-09-2015

05-07-2015

03-19-2015

01-08-2015

09-25-2014

06-26-2014

04-24-2014

02-13-2014

12-19-2013

07-18-2013

05-23-2013

04-04-2013

01-17-2013

12-06-2012

07-26-2012

05-24-2012

03-22-2012

01-19-2012

08-25-2011

06-23-2011

04-28-2011

02-17-2011

12-09-2010

08-19-2010

06-17-2010

03-25-2010

01-28-2010

07-23-2009

01-29-2009

04-24-2008

01-31-2008

12-13-2007

06-21-2007

03-01-2007

01-25-2007

12-07-2006

10-26-2006

08-24-2006

06-29-2006

05-18-2006

04-20-2006

02-23-2006

01-26-2006