Water partners joined the Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ Water Management and Monitoring Division in Dettah from October 22-23, 2019, for the 10th annual NWT Water Stewardship Strategy Implementation Workshop.
Water partners joined the Government of the Northwest Territories’ (GNWT) Department of Environment and Natural Resources’ (ENR) Water Management and Monitoring Division in Dettah from October 22-23, 2019, for the 10th annual NWT Water Stewardship Strategy (WSS) Implementation Workshop. Approximately 90 water partners attended the workshop, including representatives from Indigenous governments and organizations, territorial and federal departments, non-governmental organizations, academic institutions, regulatory and renewable resource boards and community representatives. Members of the Water Strategy Aboriginal Steering Committee also participated in the workshop, representing their respective Indigenous governments.
Working with the theme “Northern Waters in a Changing Climate”, participants acknowledged the need to work together strategically to achieve the vision of the WSS, sharing knowledge, building relationships and identifying new opportunities for collaboration in water stewardship. Discussions focused on:
- Linkages between the NWT Water Stewardship Strategy and the NWT Climate Change Strategic Framework.
- The importance of meaningful youth engagement.
- Opportunities to strengthen monitoring of climate change impacts on NWT waters, including community-based water monitoring.
- Adaptation to water-related climate change impacts.
Accounting for climate change in transboundary water management agreements.