Municipal Guide Bulletin

This bulletin gives a quick overview of development of NSWA’s Municipal Guide, and lists the municipalities in the greater North Saskatchewan River Watershed. When the Municipal Guide was written, the North Saskatchewan River watershed included all the municipalities in the Battle River watershed, which are now under the stewardship of the Battle River Watershed Alliance.

Integrated Watershed Management Plan Bulletin

This bulletin outlines the objectives of the Integrated Watershed Management Plan (IWMP). It includes additional information on the North Saskatchewan River and its sub watersheds, as well as information on a number of studies relating to the North Saskatchewan River Basin.

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Regulation of Water Use in Alberta

Water resources in Alberta are managed by Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development under the Water Act (CW3, RSA 2000).

Stakeholder Engagement Bulletin

This document is a summary of one of the original Municipal Forums, held as part of stakeholder engagement towards the development of an Integrated Watershed Management Plan for the North Saskatchewan River watershed in Alberta.

Topics discussed at this forum include: suggestions for future information bulletins, suggestions for future workshops and presentations, obstacles and opportunities, resources and strengths, and strategies for more effective management.  

Groundwater Bulletin

This bulletin is a short overview of Groundwater in Alberta generally, and in the North Saskatchewan River Basin specifically. Based on the 2009 Worley Parsons Report commissioned by the NSWA, this bulletin provides information on what groundwater is, where it can be found, and how it is used in Alberta.

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Why Watershed Planning

This document explains the importance of watersheds, lists strategies for protecting watershed health and provides information on how the NSWA serves as a steward for the North Saskatchewan River Watershed in Alberta.

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Water Words & Acronyms

This fact sheet provides definitions for words and acronyms relating to water. It is a useful tool for those needing to become familiar with water-related acronyms and/or technical and general water terms.

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Things to Know About Water
The Cattail Factory

If you think the Cattail is just a simple swamp plant, this short fact sheet has a wealth of intriguing information that will change your mind! Beginning with general information about its scientific name and common names, habitat, and general characteristics, the document then delves into the cattail’s various historical uses, its ecological importance, and modern uses. 

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Sharing Water on the Prairies

This fact sheet explains the 1969 “Master Agreement on Apportionment.” Signed by the governments of Alberta, Saskatchewan, and Manitoba, this agreement sets regulations on the amount of water that each province can draw from its rivers. This fact sheet describes the way the agreement is regulated and enforced.

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