The Atlas of the North Saskatchewan River Watershed in Alberta provides an overview of the North Saskatchewan River watershed that is accessible to a non-specialist audience. It guides readers through some of the science involved in understanding rivers and watersheds, making use of diagrams, pictures, and maps. It also describes our relationship with the watershed, identifying the ways in which humans use and impact the watershed. Readers learn about policies and initiatives for protecting the watershed.
This document provides readers with an introduction to watersheds and watershed management that will increase their understanding of the way watersheds function and raise their awareness about the importance of maintaining healthy watersheds. Readers interested in learning more can refer to the research materials that support the information provided in the Atlas.