Programs & Organizations

The following list provides a summary of the major groups involved in Mouse River issues affecting North Dakota.

Assiniboine River Basin Initiative (ARBI)

Represents: The group is still under development, as stakeholders from the Assiniboine River basin, of which the Mouse River is a sub-basin, establish the organization.

Purpose: To make the basin a better place to live for current and future generations of basin residents.

International Souris River Board

Represents: The International Joint Commission, the State of North Dakota, the Provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan.

Purpose: To ensure a more ecosystemic approach to transboundary water issues and to achieve operational efficiencies in the conduct of International Joint Commission (IJC) responsibilities. The IJC has combined the ongoing responsibilities of the International Souris River Board of Control and the Souris River aspects of the International Souris-Red Rivers Engineering Board mandates into the International Souris River Board. The board operates under a directive from the IJC dated April 11, 2002. It assists the IJC in preventing and resolving disputes relating to the transboundary waters of the Souris River basin.

Souris River Joint Water Resource Board

Represents:The water resource districts of Bottineau, McHenry, Towner, Renville, and Ward counties in North Dakota.

Purpose:To represent their member counties in the management of the waters of the Souris River basin.