2022 Workshop

2022 Workshop Information 

Please join us at the upcoming 13th Annual Water Stewardship Implementation Workshop and the 2nd Annual NWT Climate Change Advisory Gathering, October 25 – 27th, 2022, at the Chief Drygeese Centre in Dettah!

This a collaborative event hosted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Water Management and Monitoring Division and the Climate Change and Air Quality Division.

This year’s theme for the two conferences “Adapting to Change and Building a Resilient Northwest Territories”, recognizes the challenges the NWT has faced over the last years in having to respond to disruptive changes occurring on the land, water, and in our communities. These workshops will enable collaboration and knowledge sharing amongst Water and Climate Change Partners in order to work together to adapt to these changes and build collective resilience. 

Key objectives include:

  1. Sharing progress on the implementation of the NWT Water Stewardship Strategy and 2021-2025 Action Plan and the NWT Climate Change Strategic Framework and 2019-2023 Action Plan.
  2. Hear from NWT Climate Change Partners to inform key adaptation initiatives, including the NWT Climate Risks and Opportunities Assessment.
  3. Highlight successes, opportunities, challenges, and needs to advance water stewardship and climate adaptation in the NWT.
  4. Provide a venue for NWT Water and Climate Partners to share, network, and build partnerships with one another to advance collective resilience.

Agenda

The first day and a half (all-day of the 25th and morning of the 26th) will focus on the on-going implementation of the NWT Water Stewardship Strategy and highlight water adaptation initiatives undertaken by Water Partners, including the development of the Great Slave Lake Monitoring Program. 

The latter portion of the event (afternoon of the 26th and all-day 27th) will focus on the on-going implementation of the NWT Climate Change Strategic Framework and highlight NWT adaptation priorities and initiatives, including the development of an NWT Climate Risk and Opportunity Assessment.

The Draft agenda can be viewed by clicking here.

Register online now by clicking the Workshop Registration link in the menu at top left.

 

Lunch, snacks, and coffee/tea will be provided each day. Please bring your own travel mug, if possible.  

For out-of-town participants, hotel blockings have been made at the Chateau Nova, in Yellowknife. When making your booking please let the hotel know you are a part of this group by using the following code: 8072305.  

Transportation

There will be buses available to take participants from the Chateau Nova, in Yellowknife, to Dettah and back (Dettah is a 25-minute drive east of Yellowknife). Please note that you are not required to stay at the Chateau Nova to take the bus. Bus schedule: 

Tuesday October 25th 

8:30am - Departure (Chateau Nova, YK to Dettah)

4:30pm – Return (Dettah to Chateau Nova, YK)

Wednesday October 26th 

8:30am – Departure (Chateau Nova YK to Dettah) 

12:15 – Departure (Chateau Nova, YK to Dettah) 

12:45 – Return (Dettah to Chateau Nova, YK) 

4:30pm – Return (Dettah to Chateau Nova, YK)

Thursday October 27th 

8:30am – Departure (Chateau Nova, YK to Dettah)

4:30pm – Return (Dettah to Chateau Nova, YK)

 

For more information, contact:

 

NWT Climate Change

Lindsay Vician, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Government of the Northwest Territories

lindsay_vician@gov.nt.ca   |   867-767-9234 ext. 53138   

nwtclimatechange.ca 

 

NWT Water Stewardship

Nicole Beningabire-Twagira, Department of Environment and Natural Resources, Government of the Northwest Territories

nicole_beningabire-twagira@gov.nt.ca   |   867-767-9234 ext. 53142

   nwtwaterstewardship.ca