The Action Plan

The NWT Water Stewardship Strategy: A Plan for Action 2016-2020 (the Action Plan) builds on the momentum of NWT Water Stewardship: A Plan for Action, 2011-2015 and continues to put into motion the vision of the Northern Voices, Northern Waters: NWT Water Stewardship Strategy (Water Strategy). The Water Strategy and Action Plans were developed by water partners to create a collaborative, partnership-based approach to enhance and promote water stewardship in the Northwest Territories (NWT) at all levels.

The NWT Water Stewardship: A Plan for Action 2011-2015 described action items that put into motion the vision of the Water Strategy developed by water partners in the NWT. The Plan for Action, laid out a partnership approach to improve and enhance water stewardship at all levels and designated lead water partners and deliverable dates for each action item outlined in the four components of the Water Strategy.

Similar to the first Action Plan, the second plan identifies lead and supporting water partners and Keys to Success with associated Action Items and deliverable dates. The Action Plan for 2016-2020 also identifies performance indicators to track the effectiveness of implementation.

A two-page plain language summary of the Northwest Territories Water Stewardship Action Plan 2016-2020 was completed in early 2017. The NWT Water Stewardship Action Plan 2016-2020 Plain Language Summary provides a brief overview of the 2016-2020 Action Plan and summarizes how it was developed.

An audio summary of the 2016-2020 NWT Water Stewardship Strategy Action Plan is also available in each of the NWT's official languages:

The Action Plan 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.