Communication, Engagement, Workshops and Outreach

Communication and engagement are important parts of encouraging public involvement in water stewardship and in keeping water partners informed and connected to activities related to Northern Voices, Northern Waters: NWT Water Stewardship Strategy (the Water Strategy).

The NWT Water Stewardship website

This NWT Water Stewardship website is an important communication tool to update water partners and the public on our progress towards implementing the Water Strategy. Implementation activities, including project summaries, reports, videos, and workshops are posted under the Resources tab as existing projects evolve and new ones are initiated. Water partners are encouraged to use the website to provide updates on their water stewardship implementation activities, and to learn about other initiatives. Specific information and data from monitoring and research projects are communicated through various databases and platforms. These sources of information are summarized under the Monitoring tab.   

NWT Water Stewardship Strategy Implementation Workshops

The Annual Water Strategy Implementation Workshops are another key part of maintaining effective communications among water partners and the public. The workshops are typically held in the Yellowknife area every fall to encourage water partners to discuss how we can collaborate, prioritize and work together to protect the water in the NWT. Report summaries of workshops held to date can be found on the publications page.

For quick reference, here are the most recent workshop reports:

2023 Water Stewardship Strategy Implementation Workshop

2023 Workshop Group Photo.

The 14th Annual NWT Water Stewardship Strategy Implementation Workshop took take place on October 25-26, 2023 at the Chief Drygeese Centre, in Dettah, NT. 

The theme of the year was "Inspiring our future water stewards."

The workshop summary report will be shared with NWT Water Partners and published online once complete.

Some of the presentations made at the workshop can be read by clicking here.

 Questions? Please reach out to: 

867-767-9234 Ext. 53142


Indigenous Steering Committee

The Indigenous Steering Committee (ISC) also plays an important role in facilitating communication between their respective Indigenous governments or Indigenous organizations and the Water Strategy. As a liaison, the ISC regularly reports on Water Strategy implementation activities to their communities and governments. At the same time, the ISC also communicates water-related priorities and concerns from their respective governments and communities to water partners. ISC updates and discussions typically take place at the Annual Water Strategy Implementation Workshops, and through regular ISC meetings.

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