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The NWT Water Stewardship Strategy Action Plan 2021-2025 builds on the momentum of the previous two action plans (2011-2015 and 2016-2020), and continues to put the NWT Water Stewardship Strategy into motion.
Download: Plain language summary
The action plan sets clear actions under four components of water stewardship:
Working together: collaborating to share information and build strong partnerships.
Know and plan: learning more about the changing realities of NWT’s waters – and using that information to inform our efforts.
Use responsibly: actions ensuring water managers have the information necessary to make well-reasoned decisions.
Check our progress: reporting regularly to make sure we are on the right track.
Actions within these components will help foster a future where waters are wisely stewarded to meet the territory’s environmental, social, and economic goals over the long term.
This plan was built collaboratively with many water partners who all play a role in water stewardship. Water partners include:
Indigenous governments and organizations
Federal and territorial governments
A report is available on what we heard during the engagement process and what we did to address comments in the new action plan.
The Action Plan 2021-2025 will be subject to ongoing review and evaluation to ensure its implementation continues to advance the intent of the Water Strategy. Regular status updates will be published to track and report on progress.
The NWT Water Stewardship Strategy Action Plan, 2016-2020 was developed by water partners to put into motion the vision of the NWT Water Stewardship Strategy. It identifies lead and supporting water partners and deliverable dates for each action item outlined in the four components of the Strategy. The 2016-2020 Action Plan also identifies performance indicators to track the effectiveness of implementation.
A two-page plain language summary provides an overview of the 2016-2020 Action Plan and how it was developed.
Audio summaries of the 2016-2020 Action Plan are available in each of the NWT’s official languages:
- Dëne Sųłıné Yatıé (Chipewyan)
- Nēhiyawēwin (Cree)
- Français (French)
- Dinjii Zhu’ Ginjik (Gwich’in)
- ᐃᓄᒃᑎᑐᑦ (Inuktitut)
- Sahtúot’ı̨nę Yatı̨́ (North Slavey)
- Dene Zhatıé (South Slavey)
- Tłı̨chǫ Yatıì (Tłı̨chǫ)
The 2016-2020 Action Plan and all future Action Plans are subject to ongoing review and evaluation to ensure implementation continues to advance the intent of the NWT Water Stewardship Strategy. Regular status updates that track and report on progress are available on the Progress pages of this site.