A key goal of NWT CIMP under the Mackenzie Valley Resource Management Act (MVRMA) is to report on environmental trends and make environmental trend data available to decision makers. Since 2011, NWT decision makers have guided NWT CIMP to focus its monitoring and research on three priority valued components: caribou, water, and fish, given their importance to the people of the NWT.
NWT CIMP has gathered environmental trend data for caribou, water, and fish from all sources, including NWT CIMP-funded monitoring and research. Information is current to 2015 and is updated annually.
The following environmental trend reports on flow, water quality, and suspended sediments have recently been produced the GNWT Water Resources Division and its partners.
- Status and Trends of Flow, Water Quality and Suspended Sediment Quality in the Peel River Watershed (2012)
- Water and Suspended Sediment Quality of the Transboundary Reach of the Slave River, Northwest Territories (2012) – Main Report
- Water and Suspended Sediment Quality of the Transboundary Reach of the Slave River, Northwest Territories (2012) – Summary Report
- The Hay River: Water Monitoring Activities in the Hay River Region (2014)
- Status and Trends of Hydrology, Water Quality and Suspended Sediment Quality of the Hay River (2012)