The Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley (Mackenzie Valley, Sahtu, Gwich’in, and Wek’eezhii) in collaboration with the Government of the Northwest Territories – Environment and Natural Resources (GNWT-ENR) and the Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board (MVEIRB) have drafted Guidelines for Aquatic Effects Monitoring Programs.
We invite reviewers to provide comments and suggestions to both improve the Guidelines as well as the current regulatory practices for AEMPs. See the Guidelines on our Online Review System, and submit your comments before February 28, 2018.
The Wek’èezhìi Land and Water Board is seeking an energetic and highly organized individual to conduct reviews and assessments of major applications for land and water use in the Wek’èezhìi Region. This challenging opportunity includes a competitive compensation and benefits package. Interested candidates are invited to apply in confidence by September 15, 2017.
Please refer to the job posting attached for further details.
In January and February 2017, the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board, Sahtu Land and Water Board, Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board, and Government of the Northwest Territories hosted plain language workshops for resource management practitioners with an emphasis on how to participate meaningfully in resource co‐management processes.
The Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley are responsible for issuing water licences to community governments as required by the Waters Act. However, the responsibility of ensuring and monitoring compliance is shared with the various departments of the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT).
In May 2016, the Boards requested collaboration with the GNWT to improve water licence (WL) compliancy and the effectiveness of the current licencing process.