NWT CIMP has created Pathway to Better Monitoring in Canada's North, a step-by-step guide to designing northern monitoring programs that encourage collaboration between science and traditional knowledge, and addresses community and decision-makers' needs.
The NWT Water Stewardship Strategy Northern Voices, Northern Waters: the NWT Water Stewardship Strategy (NWT Water Stewardship Strategy) was released in May 2010.
The NWT Water Stewardship Strategy is a made in the north strategy intended to guide effective, long-term stewardship of NWT water resources. One of the “Keys to Success” in the NWT Water Stewardship Strategy is the establishment of “a pilot study for community source water protection planning that links aquatic ecosystem indicator development and community-based monitoring.” In response to this “Key to Success”, the Government
of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) initiated a document to assist communities in the preparation of source water protection planning. This 2012 Source Water Assessment and Protection (SWAP) program document is the outcome.