Northern Voices, Northern Waters: NWT Water Stewardship Strategy

A number of workshops took place during the development of Northern Voices, Northern Waters: NWT Water Stewardship Strategy (the Water Strategy), culminating in the publication of the Strategy in May 2010. These workshops included:

Additionally, two conferences related to the development of the Water Strategy took place during 2009:

  • June 15-16, 2009 Science in the Changing North (Conference report)
  • August 2009 Rosenberg International Forum on Water Policy to the Government of the Northwest Territories (Report)


NWT Water Stewardship: Plan for Action 2011-2015

A number of workshops and discussions took place during various phases of development and implementation of  NWT Water Stewardship: A Plan for Action 2011-2015, culminating in the publication of the Action Plan in May 2011. These workshops included:

Implementation Progress 


NWT Water Stewardship Strategy: Action Plan 2016-2020

The first NWT Water Stewardship Strategy Implementation Workshop in the 2016-2020 implementation phase of the Northwest Territories Water Stewardship Action Plan 2016-2020 was held on November 8-9, 2016 in Dettah, NT.

Northwest Territories Water Stewardship Action Plan - 2016-2020: Plain Language Summary



Community-based Monitoring

NWT-wide Community-based Water Quality Monitoring Program

Slave River and Delta Partnership 

Sediment Quality Study (Slave River Delta) 2012

Regional Fish Health Study 2012-2013 

Enhancing Community-based Aquatic Monitoring Workshops

Funding Opportunities

There are many funding opportunities available that could help to develop and implement community-based monitoring programs. The calendar for 2012 contains information about different funding agencies and useful tips for proposal writing.

Monitoring Resources

Source Water Protection

Drinking Water


Other Publications Related to Water Stewardship


Additional material will posted here as they are finalized.