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One of the objectives of the MPWA is to give people an opportunity to participate in watershed management. At the provincial scale, this is accomplished through involvement with the other Watershed Planning and Advisory Councils (WPAC) as well as sending a WPAC representative to the provincial Water Council.

Local stewardship groups are encouraged to address water issues at a local scale, through groups such as the West County Watershed Society, Clear Hills Watershed Initiative, Heart River Watershed and Grimshaw Gravels Aquifer Management Advisory Association. These organizations provide opportunities for citizens to become involved. Many others, including researchers, environmental groups and other organizations, are engaged in water-related work in the Mighty Peace watershed.

Many organizations active in water and watershed issues in the watershed are identified in the MPWA-commissioned Peace Watershed Directory of Water Organizations and Information Sources.

Information Resources

  1. For more on the Government of Alberta's Water for Life strategy, see www.waterforlife.Alberta.ca
  2. For more information about the work of the MPWA, see www.mightypeacewatershedalliance.org
  3. MPWA technical reports in full and as Executive Summaries are available for download on their website: see www.mightypeacewatershedalliance.org/reports
  4. For more information about the Mackenzie River Watershed, see www.mrbb.ca
  5. Information on all regulated systems in the province can be found online at environment.Alberta.ca/apps/regulateddwq/Default.aspx
  6. For a listing of boil water advisories, see www.albertahealthservices.ca/1926.asp
  7. For more information about the Working Well program, see esrd.alberta.ca/water/education-guidelines/working-well/default.aspx
  8. For more information about well water safety and possible treatment options, see www.albertahealthservices.ca/services.asp?pid=service&rid=1052212
  9. For an example of a watershed management plan developed to address source protection, see the Heart River Watershed Management Plan
  1. Under Water for Life, a number of projects on aquatic ecosystem health have been carried out. For more information about these projects, see www.waterforlife.Alberta.ca/03325.html
  2. For more information about the WAC Bennett Dam, see
    www.bchydro.com/community/recreation_areas/
    w_a_c_bennett_dam_visitor_centre.html
  3. For more information about bilateral negotiations, see
    www.waterforlife.Alberta.ca/03330.html
  4. One example of a major study was the Northern River Basins Study/ Northern Rivers Ecosystem Initiative. For more on this, see
    www.ec.gc.ca/nature/default.asp?lang=En&n=9F1F07FE-1
  5. For a state of the watershed of the entire Mackenzie River basin, of which the Mighty Peace watershed is a part of, see www.mrbb.ca/information/34/index.html
  6. CPP Environmental Sciences Ltd. Aquatic Ecosystem Health of the Peace Watershed Project. Prepared for the Mighty Peace Watershed Alliance, June 2012. 102 pp. Available on the MPWA website.
  7. Watrecon Consulting, Ellehoj Redmond Consulting, Aquality Environmental Consulting Ltd. and Duane McNaughton, P. Geol. The Peace Watershed: Current and Future Water Use and Issues. Prepared for the Mighty Peace Watershed Alliance, March 2012. 125 pp. Available on the MPWA website.
  8. For information about water management planning in Alberta, see
    environment.gov.ab.ca/info/library/6367.pdf
  9. For more information about Water Use Reporting, see Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development webpage at
    www.waterforlife.Alberta.ca/02642.html
  10. For more information about the Alberta Water Council, see
    www.Albertawatercouncil.ca
  11. For more about these water CEP plans, see
    www.Albertawatercouncil.ca/Projects/ WaterConservationEfficiencyandProductivity/tabid/115/Default.aspx
  12. Guide to Reporting on Common Indicators used in State of the Watershed Reports. This guide is available online at environment.gov.ab.ca/info/library/8713.pdf
  13. To learn more about Alberta Lakes, visit the Alberta Lake Management Society website at
    alms.ca
  14. Glossary of Terms for Water and Watershed Management in Alberta: environment.gov.ab.ca/info/library/8043.pdf
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