Resources

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Publication date: 
September 2020
Resource Category: 
Legislation, regulations, policy and guidelines, Water
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Reports
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File
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This report provides an overall summary of the work done between April 1, 2017 and March 31, 2018 to meet the commitments of the Alberta-Northwest Territories (NWT) Bilateral Water Management Agreement. The report is based on scientific and technical reports. 

Un sommaire de ce rapport en français peut être téléchargez ici : Working together to manage our shared waters 2017-2018 / Pour une gestion collaborative de nos eaux communes 2017-2018

Publication date: 
September 2020
Resource Category: 
Legislation, regulations, policy and guidelines, Water
Resource Type: 
Reports
Type of resource: 
File
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The 2017 Alberta-NWT Transboundary Water Quantity Technical Report provides an overview of 2017 water quantity data in the Hay and Slave River basins. Total annual streamflow in the Slave River in 2017 was slightly above average (105% of normal) while total annual flow in the Hay River was lower than average (46% of normal). On the Slave River annual consumptive use was well below 2 billion m3 , at 1.03 billion m3 . The pre-defined threshold of 2 billion m3 remained at 1.9% of the long term mean annual streamflow. On the Hay River, the total volume of groundwater and surface water licences exceeded 2.5% of the natural flows at the border in November, December, February, and March. This exceeded Trigger 1 and prompted analysis of Trigger 2. Actual water use was less than 1% of the natural flow at the border in all months, which was lower than the Trigger 2 threshold of 4% and also lower than the interim objective of 5%.

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Publication date: 
June 2020
Resource Category: 
Legislation, regulations, policy and guidelines, Monitoring, Research and data, Water, Wildlife and nature
Resource Type: 
Reports
Type of resource: 
File
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The Bilateral Management Committee (BMC) releases a water quality report as a component of the annual reporting requirements of the Alberta-Northwest Territories Bilateral Water Management Agreement (AB-NWT BWMA) each year. This is the third water quality report since the signing of the Agreement in 2015. It presents an assessment of the water quality data collected in the 2017 calendar year and the cooperative efforts of the AB-NWT water quality technical team in the 2017-2018 fiscal year. 

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Publication date: 
June 2020
Resource Category: 
Legislation, regulations, policy and guidelines, Monitoring, Research and data, Water, Wildlife and nature
Resource Type: 
Reports
Type of resource: 
File
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The Bilateral Management Committee (BMC) has released this Annual Water Quality Report as a component of the 2016-2017 Alberta (AB)-Northwest Territories (NWT) BMC Annual Report to Ministers. The report presents an assessment of the water quality data collected in the 2016 calendar year and the cooperative efforts of the AB-NWT water quality technical team in the 2016-2017 fiscal year.

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Publication date: 
June 2020
Resource Category: 
Legislation, regulations, policy and guidelines, Monitoring, Research and data, Water, Wildlife and nature
Resource Type: 
Reports
Type of resource: 
File
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2018/2019 NWT Water Stewardship Strategy Progress Review Summary.

Publication date: 
February 2020
Resource Category: 
Climate change, Conservation planning, Legislation, regulations, policy and guidelines, Monitoring, Research and data, Water
Resource Type: 
Reports
Type of resource: 
File
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Résumé du rapport d’étape pour 2018-2019 concernant la Stratégie sur la gestion des eaux des TNO.

Publication date: 
February 2020
Resource Category: 
Climate change, Conservation planning, Legislation, regulations, policy and guidelines, Monitoring, Research and data, Water
Resource Type: 
Reports
Type of resource: 
File
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The Guidelines for Aquatic Effects Monitoring Programs clarify the role of AEMPs in water licensing and to describe the expectations of the Boards and the GNWT for AEMP design, implementation and adaptive management.

Publication date: 
March 2019
Resource Category: 
Legislation, regulations, policy and guidelines, Water
Resource Type: 
Guidelines
Type of resource: 
File
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The Guidelines were developed by the Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley in collaboration with the GNWT and INAC. The purpose of these Guidelines is to:

  1. describe expectations of proponents when preparing closure cost estimates (section 2.0); and
  2. outline processes for determining how much security may be required to cover the costs of closure and reclamation (section 3.0).
Publication date: 
December 2017
Resource Category: 
Legislation, regulations, policy and guidelines, Water
Resource Type: 
Guidelines
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

The Oil and Gas RECLAIM Model has been developed to assist the GNWT, the Land and/or Water Boards, and other stakeholders (typically proponents) to estimate closure and reclamation costs at oil and gas exploration and production-sites in the Northwest Territories (NWT). This User Manual includes descriptions of:

  • Considerations for closure cost estimates in northern settings (Section 2);
  • How different parties may approach the cost estimate for a given site (Section 3); and
  • The RECLAIM Model and guidance on how to use it (Section 4 and 5).
Publication date: 
November 2017
Resource Category: 
Contaminants and recycling, Legislation, regulations, policy and guidelines, Water
Resource Type: 
Documents
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

The Mining RECLAIM Model has been developed to assist the GNWT, the Land and/or Water Boards, and other stakeholders (typically proponents) to estimate closure and reclamation costs at mines and advanced mineral explorations projects in the Northwest Territories (NWT). This User Manual includes descriptions of:

  • Considerations for closure cost estimates in northern settings (Section 2);
  • How different parties may approach the cost estimate for a given site (Section 3); and
  • The RECLAIM Model and guidance on how to use it (Section 4 and 5).
Publication date: 
November 2017
Resource Category: 
Contaminants and recycling, Legislation, regulations, policy and guidelines, Water
Resource Type: 
Documents
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

2015 Water Quality Report for the Slave and Hay Transboundary Rivers as a requirement of the Alberta-Northwest Territories Bilateral Water Management Agreement Surface water quality data collected during 2015
Published October 2017
Prepared by:
Andrea Czarnecki, Water Quality Scientist
Water Resources Division
Department of Environment and Natural Resources
Government of the Northwest Territories
- and -
Gongchen Li, Transboundary Water Quality Specialist
Transboundary Waters Secretariat

Publication date: 
October 2017
Resource Category: 
Legislation, regulations, policy and guidelines, Monitoring, Water
Resource Type: 
Reports
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Source Water Assesment and Protection SWAP Guidance Document WORKBOOK

Publication date: 
February 2012
Resource Category: 
Legislation, regulations, policy and guidelines, Water
Resource Type: 
Guidelines
Type of resource: 
File
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Guidelines for Designing and Implementing Aquatic Effects Monitoring Programs for Development Projects in the Northwest Territories
Volume 4 - Recommended Procedures for Developing Detailed Designs for Aquatic Effects Monitoring Programs

Publication date: 
June 2009
Resource Category: 
Legislation, regulations, policy and guidelines, Water
Resource Type: 
Guidelines
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Guidelines for Designing and Implementing Aquatic Effects Monitoring Programs for Development Projects in the Northwest Territories (2009)
Volume 1 - Recommended Procedures for Identifying Issues and Concerns Associated with Development Projects

Publication date: 
June 2009
Resource Category: 
Legislation, regulations, policy and guidelines, Water
Resource Type: 
Guidelines
Type of resource: 
File
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Guidelines for Designing and Implementing Aquatic Effects Monitoring Programs for Development Projects in the Northwest Territories
Volume 6 - Recommended Procedures for Evaluating, Compiling, Analyzing, Interpreting, and Reporting Data and Information Collected under Aquatic Effects Monitoring Programs

Publication date: 
June 2009
Resource Category: 
Legislation, regulations, policy and guidelines, Water
Resource Type: 
Guidelines
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Guidelines for Designing and Implementing Aquatic Effects Monitoring Programs for Development Projects in the Northwest Territories (2009)
Volume 3 - Recommended Procedures for Developing Data Quality Objectives and a Conceptual Study Design

Publication date: 
June 2009
Resource Category: 
Legislation, regulations, policy and guidelines, Water
Resource Type: 
Guidelines
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Guidelines for Designing and Implementing Aquatic Effects Monitoring Programs for Development Projects in the Northwest Territories
Volume 5 - Recommended Procedures for Documenting and Verifying Conceptual and Detailed Designs of Aquatic Effects Monitoring Programs

Publication date: 
June 2009
Resource Category: 
Legislation, regulations, policy and guidelines, Water
Resource Type: 
Guidelines
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Guidelines for Designing and Implementing Aquatic Effects Monitoring Programs for Development Projects in the Northwest Territories (2009)
Volume 2 - Recommended Procedures for Problem Formulation to Support the Design of Aquatic Effects Monitoring Programs

Publication date: 
June 2009
Resource Category: 
Legislation, regulations, policy and guidelines, Water
Resource Type: 
Guidelines
Type of resource: 
File
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Guidelines for Designing and Implementing Aquatic Effects Monitoring Programs for Development Projects in the Northwest Territories, Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Yellowknife, NWT, June 2009 Version

Publication date: 
January 2009
Resource Category: 
Legislation, regulations, policy and guidelines, Monitoring, Water
Resource Type: 
Guidelines
Type of resource: 
File