What We Do

People working together for a healthy and functioning North Saskatchewan River watershed - today and tomorrow.
To protect and improve water quality, water quantity (instream flow) and the health of our watershed by: seeking, developing and sharing knowledge; facilitating partnerships and collaborative planning; and working in an adaptive management process.


The North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance (NSWA) supports stakeholder and public discussion concerning all aspects of Integrated Watershed Management for the North Saskatchewan River watershed in Alberta.

NSWA is one of eleven Watershed Planning and Advisory Councils (WPACs) in Alberta.

NSWA is guided by a Board of Directors elected annually from member organizations  within the watershed. It is designated a Watershed Planning and Advisory Council (WPAC) for the North Saskatchewan River under the Government of Alberta's Water for Life Strategy.

The NSWA was founded in 1999 by EPCOR and Trout Unlimited Canada with funding from the Prairie Farm Rehabilitation Administration, TransAlta, City of Edmonton Drainage Services and others. NSWA is grateful for annual funding from Alberta Environment and Parks, which contributes to our operating costs and subwatershed work. Municipalities in the North Saskathcewan River watershed in Alberta also contribute funding on a per capita basis.

Current NSWA members include: municipalities (rural and urban), provincial and federal government departments, industry, educational institutes, and organizations representing environmental, conservation, agricultural, recreational and tourism interests.