Checking progress towards implementing the NWT Water Stewardship Strategy: Action Plan 2021-2025 (the 2021-2025 Action Plan) is critical to ensure effective progress is being made in achieving the vision of Northern Voices, Northern Waters: NWT Water Stewardship Strategy (the Strategy) and to indicate where adjustments are needed. It is important that the evaluation criteria for checking progress is objective, ensures accountability, and is directly linked to desired outcomes and identified performance indicators. Work towards checking our progress falls under two main themes – routine checks and independent evaluation.


Regular reviews of the Strategy and the 2021-2025 Action Plan ensure that progress is being made and actions can be adjusted as necessary. Regular reviews will be made available to water partners on an annual basis. To date, one annual progress review has been carried out for the first year of implementation of the 2021-2025 Action Plan:

Under the 2016-2020 Action Plan, four annual routine checks were performed:

One implementation progress review was completed of the 2011-2015 Action Plan: