There are two main types of partnerships for water and watershed management in the South Saskatchewan River Basin (SSRB):

  • Watershed Planning and Advisory Councils (WPACs)
  • Watershed steward groups

The SSRB has four WPACs. These councils will be playing increasingly important roles in water management, especially in watershed management planning that addresses the impacts of land uses on water quality and quantity.

There are also numerous watershed stewardship groups in the SSRB that protect smaller watersheds.

For more information about Alberta Environment and Parks’ partnerships, see:

The four WPACs provide representatives to the Intrabasin Water Coordinating Committee for the SSRB. Its primary role is to provide operational advice to the department, at least annually, on how to best meet the Master Agreement on Apportionment. This is the agreement that defines how much river flow Alberta must pass to Saskatchewan.


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Updated: Oct 16, 2018