Yukon-Northwest Territories Bilateral Water Management Agreement engagement

This engagement is now closed.

It ran from 2021-02-18 to 2021-04-16.

Check below for where to find results.

Where can I find results? 

The final agreement will be available here when released.

What was this engagement about? 

The Government of Yukon works with the Government of Northwest Territories to manage shared waters. We are updating our bilateral water management agreement for the Peel and Mackenzie Delta watersheds. We are also establishing a new bilateral water management agreement for the Liard River watershed. The goal of these agreements is to modernize standards for transboundary water management and better protect aquatic ecosystem health in the Mackenzie River basin.

The bilateral water management agreements also align with the Peel Watershed Regional Land Use Plan. They maintain the ecological integrity of aquatic ecosystems, encourage management of water resources in a sustainable manner, and prevent degradation of water in the territory.

These agreements support the Government of Yukon’s collaborative work with First Nations and other jurisdictions to improve environmental management and better manage the ecological needs of watersheds. We are simultaneously conducting targeted consultation with First Nations, who are essential to the development and implementation of bilateral water management agreements.

This is an opportunity for the general public to review these agreements and provide any input, they should have. It is important to note that these agreements are quite technical in nature.

How will my input make a difference? 

Your input will be considered as we work with our partners to finalize the updated bilateral water management agreement.

Give your feedback on the engagement process 

How did we do on this engagement? Send your feedback to water.resources@yukon.ca