The United States and Canada will hold the ninth round of negotiations to modernize the Columbia River Treaty regime in Washington, D.C., on March 11-12. The United States and Canada began negotiations in May 2018. The eighth round was held September 10-11 in Cranbrook, British Columbia. The United States’ key objectives include continued, careful management of flood risk; ensuring a reliable and economical power supply; and improving the ecosystem. U.S. negotiators continue to use the U.S. Entity Regional Recommendation for the Future of the Columbia River Treaty after 2024 as a useful guide during the negotiations.