The Mighty Peace Watershed Alliance (MPWA) is the official Watershed Planning and Advisory Council for the Peace/Slave River Basin. It is a multi-sector, not-for-profit society committed to planning for an ecologically healthy watershed while ensuring environmental, economic and social sustainability. The Alliance includes stakeholders and representatives of communities that use consensus, adaptive management, and innovation to understand and promote living within the watershed.
We are starting to flesh out how to move forward on 2 identified Issues of Concern. The Board of Directors is working through recommendations from 2 working groups: 1) Water Quality, Availability and Consumptive Use and 2) Wetlands and Wetlands loss. As part of the process to refine the recommendations from the working groups the Board has produced a discussion paper. This is not an exhaustive examination of topic, but just a sampler to get the converstation going so that we can have discussions with those through the watershed. So please take a look and let us know what you think.
Now that the State of the Watershed report for the Peace and Slave River is completed, the next step is development of a plan that considers how we share our water resources. The Integrated Watershed Management Plan will bring together those who live, work and play in the watershed. Please review the Terms of Reference that will guide us through the process. If you have questions, comments, or concerns, please contact our office.
The State of the Watershed is a snapshot of the conditions in the Peace and Slave River Watersheds in Alberta. The Alliance is using the report as a baseline as we assess the effectiveness of actions taken and track changes in the watershed.
We hope that you will find the tool educational and useful. Please contact us with any questions or comments.