The first order of business for a WPAC is to initiate a State of the Watershed Report, which NSWA completed in 2005.
Following the recommendations of that report, the NSWA developed an Integrated Watershed Management Plan (IWMP) that was released in 2012. To implement the recommendations in the IWMP, the NSWA brings stakeholders from different sectors together to collaborate on issues affecting the North Saskatchewan River (NSR) watershed. It initiates and encourages activities that result in best practices for watershed management. The NSWA is supported by both individual members and organizational members, which include:
- Federal, provincial, and municipal governments;
- First Nations and Métis;
- Industries and utilities;
- Environmental, recreational, and cultural groups; and,
- Educational and research institutions.