Under the Government of Alberta’s Water for Life Strategy, the Alberta Water Council provides watershed leadership, expertise and knowledge at a provincial level. As one of eleven Watershed Planning and Advisory Councils (WPACs), NSWA provides watershed leadership, expertise and knowledge at a regional level.
NSWA partnerships are key to supporting projects that initiate practical land use changes. These municipally supported subwatershed alliances operate in seven of the twelve North Saskatchewan River subwatersheds in Alberta.
Watershed Stewardship Groups
Watershed stewardship groups are volunteer-based partnerships working towards watershed management at the local level. They include individuals, organizations, agriculture, industry, municipalities and other forms of local government. Over the last few years, NSWA has worked with these watershed stewardship groups on specific watershed management projects.
Industrial Heartland Initiative
The NSWA participates in Alberta Environment’s Implementation Advisory Committee for the Water Management Framework for the Industrial Heartland and Capital Region. This continues to be a valuable opportunity to work with Alberta Environment and Capital Region municipalities and industries on the management of water quality.
AEP Water Management Framework for the Industrial Heartland and capital region -8 years of Implementation
The NSWA facilitated a inter-municipal group studying surface water management issues in the Blackmud and Whitemud Creek watersheds. The group received a Alberta Community Partnerships Grant under which, Associated Engineering completed a surface water management study.
NSWA thanks Alberta Environment and Parks and EPCOR for generous operating grants. We also appreciate the generous financial support of municipalities in the North Saskatchewan River watershed, as well as industry partners, watershed stewardship groups and individual members.
DONATIONS made to the North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance make it possible for us to reach more people with our education and outreach initiatives.