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Integrated Watershed Management Plan

The work has begun.

An Integrated Watershed Management Plan for the Athabasca Watershed Council is in the works!

“AWC Goal: To develop and implement an integrated watershed management plan to ensure the Athabasca watershed remains healthy and resilient, within its range of natural variability, for current and future generations.”

What is integrated watershed management planning?

Integrated watershed management planning is a comprehensive planning process involving governments, non-government organizations, industry, Indigenous communities and the public. Participants identify social, economic and environmental watershed values, as well as the issues affecting them. An integrated watershed management plan (IWMP) is developed and implemented in order to resolve these issues and protect our shared values. Integrated watershed management plans provide advice to governments and agencies that have policy and regulatory decision-making authority for water, land and resource management.

Issues affecting the Athabasca  Watershed include:

  • Water quality
  • River and tributary flows
  • Lake health
  • Fisheries health
  • Invasive species
  • Landscape change


If you want to be involved, contact the Council at