Resources

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One year since the release of the NWT Water Stewardship Strategy Action Plan 2016-2020, the comprehensive 2016/2017 NWT Water Stewardship Strategy Progress Review took place and assessed 52 Performance Indicators and 84 Action Items. This spreadsheet contains data for each Performance Indicator and Action Item that was assessed during the 2016/2017 review.

Publication date: 
November 2017
Resource Category: 
Monitoring, Water
Resource Type: 
Documents
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

NERB Volume 2 Issue 14: NERB Volume 2 Issue 9: Caribou, Mining Operations and the Zone of Influence
NWT Environmental Research Bulletin - A series of brief plain language summaries of various environmental research findings in the Northwest Territories. If you’re conducting environmental research in the NWT, consider sharing your information with northern residents in a bulletin. These research summaries are also of use to northern resource decision-makers.
NWT Environmental Research Bulletin - A series of brief plain language summaries of various environmental research findings in the Northwest Territories. If you’re conducting environmental research in the NWT, consider sharing your information with northern residents in a bulletin. These research summaries are also of use to northern resource decision-makers.

Publication date: 
November 2017
Resource Category: 
Monitoring, Research and data, Water, Wildlife and nature
Resource Type: 
Reports
Type of resource: 
Link
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Collaborative efforts by the water partners involved in water stewardship in the Northwest Territories (NWT) brought about the development of Northern Voices, Northern Waters: The NWT Water Stewardship Strategy (Water Strategy) and subsequent Action Plans.

The current Action Plan for 2016-2020 is divided into four components, 33 Keys to Success and 149 Action Items. By 2020, the goal is to have fully implemented the Action Plan and contributed to the vision and goals of the Water Strategy.

One year since the release of the NWT Water Stewardship Strategy Action Plan 2016-2020, the comprehensive 2016/2017 NWT Water Stewardship Strategy Progress Review took place and assessed 52 Performance Indicators and 84 Action Items. Data for each Performance Indicator and Action Item are recorded in a spreadsheet and will be tracked over time.

The information sources for the review included document reviews, website analytics, meetings with lead water partners and a water partner survey. This document is a summary status update of all 2017 Action Items and examples of Performance Indicators from each section of the Action Plan:

• Work together

• Know and plan

• Use responsibly

• Check our progress

More detailed information on the status of specific Performance Indicators and Action Items is available at nwtwaterstewardship.ca. You can also request the information by emailing nwtwaterstrategy@gov.nt.ca.

Publication date: 
October 2017
Resource Category: 
Monitoring, Water
Resource Type: 
Progress Reports
Type of resource: 
File
Publication date: 
August 2017
Resource Category: 
Research and data, Water
Resource Type: 
Reports
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Questions and Answers - Arsenic Monitoring in the Yellowknife Area

Publication date: 
July 2017
Resource Category: 
Air quality, Contaminants and recycling, Monitoring, Research and data, Water
Resource Type: 
Fact Sheets
Type of resource: 
File
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2017 NWT CIMP projects in the Gwich'in region address key regional cumulative
impact questions of regulators, governments and communities. Annual summary sheet highlighting key NWT CIMP-funded projects in the region.

Publication date: 
June 2017
Resource Category: 
Fire, Monitoring, Water, Wildlife and nature
Resource Type: 
Fact Sheets
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

2017 NWT CIMP projects in the North and South Slave regions address key regional cumulative
impact questions of regulators, governments and communities. Annual summary sheet highlighting key NWT CIMP-funded projects in the region.

Publication date: 
June 2017
Resource Category: 
Fire, Monitoring, Water, Wildlife and nature
Resource Type: 
Fact Sheets
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

2017 NWT CIMP projects in the Wek’èezhìı region address key regional cumulative
impact questions of regulators, governments and communities. Annual summary sheet highlighting key NWT CIMP-funded projects in the region.

Publication date: 
June 2017
Resource Category: 
Fire, Monitoring, Water, Wildlife and nature
Resource Type: 
Fact Sheets
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

2017 NWT CIMP projects in the Dehcho regions address key regional cumulative
impact questions of regulators, governments and communities. Annual summary sheet highlighting key NWT CIMP-funded projects in the region.

Publication date: 
June 2017
Resource Category: 
Fire, Monitoring, Water, Wildlife and nature
Resource Type: 
Fact Sheets
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

2017-2018 NWT Youth Water Stewardship Opportunities Calendar. During development of the Water Strategy, water partners emphasized the importance of involving young people in water stewardship. Youth are the future leaders of our territory. Opportunities for youth to learn about water stewardship and participate in water stewardship activities create informed leaders and decision-makers of tomorrow. This calendar lists opportunities for young people to explore water stewardship activities and programming in the NWT. Each month highlights different ways for youth to get involved! More detailed information about each program is available at the back of the calendar. For a print copy or high resolution file, please contact nwtwaterstrategy@gov.nt.ca .

Publication date: 
June 2017
Resource Category: 
Monitoring, Water
Resource Type: 
Documents
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

2017 NWT CIMP projects in the Inuvialuit Settlement Area address key regional cumulative
impact questions of regulators, governments and communities. Annual summary sheet highlighting key NWT CIMP-funded projects in the region.

Publication date: 
June 2017
Resource Category: 
Fire, Monitoring, Water, Wildlife and nature
Resource Type: 
Fact Sheets
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

NWT CIMP projects in the North and South Slave regions address key regional cumulative
impact questions of regulators, governments and communities. Annual summary sheet highlighting key NWT CIMP-funded projects in the region.

Publication date: 
June 2017
Resource Category: 
Fire, Monitoring, Water, Wildlife and nature
Resource Type: 
Fact Sheets
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Fact sheet about legacy arsenic monitoring in the Yellowknife area.

Publication date: 
May 2017
Resource Category: 
Contaminants and recycling, Monitoring, Research and data, Water
Resource Type: 
Fact Sheets
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

YSI Professional Plus is a handheld meter that can measure a variety of water quality parameters.

Publication date: 
May 2017
Resource Category: 
Monitoring, Water
Resource Type: 
Guidelines
Type of resource: 
Video
Description: 

YSI 6600 Sonde is a piece of water quality equipment that can be left at a sampling site for a long period of time to collect data on multiple parameters.

Publication date: 
May 2017
Resource Category: 
Monitoring, Water
Resource Type: 
Guidelines
Type of resource: 
Video
Description: 

To promote a cooperative approach to water management, the Governments of Canada, British Columbia, Alberta (AB), Saskatchewan, the Northwest Territories (NWT) and Yukon signed the Mackenzie River Basin Transboundary Waters Master Agreement (Master Agreement) in 1997. The Master Agreement commits all six governments to work together to maintain the ecological integrity of the aquatic Management Agreements (Bilateral Agreements).

The NWT-AB Agreement was signed March 18, 2015. This report outlines highlights of the first year of implementation of the agreement.

This report contains implementation highlights of the inaugural year, 2015-2016.

Publication date: 
March 2017
Resource Category: 
Water
Resource Type: 
Brochures
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

NWT CIMP 2016-17 Water Blueprint - October 2016

Publication date: 
October 2016
Resource Category: 
Monitoring, Water
Resource Type: 
Documents
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

NWT CIMP Water Monitoring and Research Results Report 2010-2015

Publication date: 
March 2016
Resource Category: 
Monitoring, Research and data, Water
Resource Type: 
Reports
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

State of Aquatic Knowledge for the Hay River Basin
Summarizes information about the basin setting, aquatic environment, trends over time, and current and future human activities that could affect basin and river health.
The Hay River Basin is a transboundary watershed, with its headwaters in British Columbia and Alberta, and its terminus at Great Slave Lake in the Northwest Territories.

Publication date: 
March 2016
Resource Category: 
Research and data, Water
Resource Type: 
Reports
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

There is limited knowledge about the quality, quantity and location of groundwater near NWT borders in the Mackenzie River Basin. To understand gaps in knowledge, a report was completed to describe what is known about groundwater resources, uses and monitoring, along with potential impacts to groundwater. The report will support development of Groundwater Learning Plans. Development of these plans is a commitment in NWT transboundary water management agreements with Alberta and British Columbia for areas where there are moderate levels of existing or proposed development and/or areas considered vulnerable.

Publication date: 
March 2016
Resource Category: 
Research and data, Water
Resource Type: 
Reports
Type of resource: 
File

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