Water Quality Monitoring in Tłįcho Communities

The water licences granted to the communities by the Land and Water Boards include requirements for monitoring related to sewage discharge and solid waste facilities. Staff at the Wek’èezhìi Land and Water Board has been working collaboratively with the Tłįcho communities and other government agencies to build local capacity for water-quality monitoring, focusing on the monitoring requirements of the water licences, including, sampling procedures, reporting and record keeping, and communication and interpretation of results.

As a result of this collaboration, more water quality monitoring was undertaken by the Tłįcho communities and more communities have now the capacity to carry out their own monitoring. This capacity-building can also benefit other monitoring programs and water stewardship activities, such as Source Water Protection.

 

 

In 2014, Wek’èezhìi Land and Water Board was selected to be NWT winner of the the Council of the Federation Excellence in Water Stewardship Award to  recognizes the organizatons outstanding achievements in the area of water stewardship. 

Training on sampling procedures and reporting takes place every spring/summer in the Tłįcho communities. This project is ongoing and to find out more, click here, or contact Wek’èezhìi Land and Water Board