Resources

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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
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Reports
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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
Description: 

Arctic Salmon: Community monitoring initiatives find increasing salmon in the NWT

Publication date: 
February 2019
Resource Category: 
Climate change, Monitoring, Research and data, Water, Wildlife and nature
Resource Type: 
Documents
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Saumons dans l’Arctique : la surveillance communautaire révèle une augmentation des populations aux TNO

Publication date: 
February 2019
Resource Category: 
Climate change, Monitoring, Research and data, Water, Wildlife and nature
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.
 

Publication date: 
November 2017
Resource Category: 
Monitoring, Research and data, Water, Wildlife and nature
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Reports
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Link
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A survey of muskrat pushups was conducted in spring 2013 along the Slave River
from just north of Fort Chipewyan to Great Slave Lake. Densities and abundance
of pushups were highest in the Slave River Delta, where wetlands provide good
muskrat habitat. The survey provides a baseline of information that can be compared
to future surveys, and enables environmental change to be tracked over time.
The NWT Environmental Research Bulletins (NERB) are 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.

Muskrat pushup abundance along the Slave River
This project was a Slave River and Delta Partnership1 (SRDP) led initiative, a collaboration of many partners. The SRDP also collaborated with the Peace-Athabasca Delta Ecological Monitoring Program and Parks Canada who were undertaking a survey of the Peace-Athabasca Delta and Alberta stem of the
Slave River.

Publication date: 
January 2013
Resource Category: 
Research and data, Water, Wildlife and nature
Resource Type: 
Fact Sheets
Type of resource: 
File
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Ecological Regions of the Northwest Territories - Northern Arctic Ecosystem Classification Group. 2013.

Publication date: 
January 2013
Resource Category: 
Conservation planning, Forest resources, Research and data, Water, Wildlife and nature
Resource Type: 
Reports
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Ecological Regions of the Northwest Territories - Southern Arctic Ecological Land Classification Report. 2012.

Publication date: 
January 2012
Resource Category: 
Conservation planning, Forest resources, Research and data, Water, Wildlife and nature
Resource Type: 
Reports
Type of resource: 
File
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Ecological Regions of the Northwest Territories - Cordillera
Ecosystem Classification Group. 2010.

Publication date: 
January 2010
Resource Category: 
Conservation planning, Forest resources, Research and data, Water, Wildlife and nature
Resource Type: 
Reports
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Ecological Regions of the Northwest Territories - Taiga Plains Ecological Land Classification Report. 2009.

Publication date: 
January 2009
Resource Category: 
Conservation planning, Forest resources, Research and data, Water, Wildlife and nature
Resource Type: 
Reports
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Ecological Regions of the Northwest Territories - Taiga Shield Ecological Land Classification Report. 2008.

Publication date: 
January 2008
Resource Category: 
Conservation planning, Forest resources, Research and data, Water, Wildlife and nature
Resource Type: 
Reports
Type of resource: 
File
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Fish Health Study Metals Oilsands

Resource Category: 
Contaminants and recycling, Research and data, Water, Wildlife and nature
Resource Type: 
Studies
Type of resource: 
File
Description: 

Fish Health Study Biomarker

Resource Category: 
Contaminants and recycling, Research and data, Water, Wildlife and nature
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Reports
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File

Fish Health Study PAHs (pdf/4.1 MB)

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Fish Health Study PAHs

Resource Category: 
Contaminants and recycling, Research and data, Water, Wildlife and nature
Resource Type: 
Studies
Type of resource: 
File

Fish Health Study PAHs (pdf/4.1 MB)

Description: 

The NWT Environmental Research Bulletins (NERB) are 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.

Impacts of Linear Development on Fish
Linear developments such as roads, pipelines and seismic lines usually cross
water bodies. This can have an impact on fish and fish habitat. Impacts can
include the blocking of migration routes that prevents fish from feeding,
spawning and accessing over-wintering areas, or contamination from leaks
and spills that poison fish or the food fish eat.

Resource Category: 
Contaminants and recycling, Research and data, Water, Wildlife and nature
Resource Type: 
Fact Sheets
Type of resource: 
File