Representatives from Canada and the US meet Tuesday to begin discussions regarding an updated Columbia River Treaty.
The pact was originally signed in 1964 to set guidelines for power generation and flood control along the river for both countries.
Kootenay West MLA Katrine Conroy is the province’s minister in charge of the file.
Conroy says the deal has been more favorable for the US so far.
She says she’d like to see more in the deal on how it impacts the region’s environment and ecosystems.
She adds basin residents and First Nations will be included in consultations while negotiations are ongoing.
The current deal expires in 2024.