North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance

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Working together for a healthy and resilient watershed

The North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance (NSWA) is a not-for-profit organization collaborating with a diverse range of stakeholders to find practical solutions to watershed issues.

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We work with others to find ways to integrate land and water planning to improve watershed function


We create opportunities for stakeholders to come together, share resources and explore innovative solutions to watershed management challenges.


We provide information about the watershed and create forums for sharing that information

Land Acknowledgement

In the spirit of respect and reciprocity, we acknowledge that the lands within the North Saskatchewan River watershed are located in Treaty 6, Treaty 8, and the Métis Homeland. These lands are the traditional territories and gathering places of diverse First Nations, Métis, and Inuit peoples. We recognize the contributions of Indigenous peoples who have cared for this land since time immemorial and whose rich histories, cultures, languages, and presence continue to enrich these sacred lands we all steward as Treaty People.

Partnerships & Programs

Under the Government of Alberta’s Water for Life Strategy, the NSWA is designated as one of eleven Watershed Planning and Advisory Councils (WPACs) in Alberta. 

NSWA works on watershed planning through partnerships on a provincial, regional and subwatershed level.  We also focus our work on specific watershed goals from our Integrated Watershed Management Plan such as water quality, water quantity, aquatic health, groundwater and land use .

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What is a Watershed?

A watershed is an area of land where water from rain or snow melt flows into a body of water such as a wetland, lake, stream or river. We all live in a watershed.

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Our watershed

The North Saskatchewan River watershed is divided into twelve smaller subwatersheds. Each subwatershed has unique landscapes and watershed issues.

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