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The SLWB has updated the current authorization map that can be found under Map Section of the SLWB website. The map illustrates the active authorizations as of December 5, 2016 managed by the SLWB. For any mapping related questions, please contact: Jacqueline Ho, Regulatory Technician at 867 766 7465 or e-mail

The Boards 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. 

The Forum was established to enable representatives from the regulatory and environmental assessment boards based in Nunavut, the Northwest Territories and the Yukon to share best practices, explore common challenges, and discuss potential solutions.

Due to the potential work stoppage by Canada Post, if you intend to submit or have submitted an application and/or other documentation to the Board during this period, please contact our office to confirm receipt and/or inquire about an alternative method for submission. 

The Land and Water Boards of Mackenzie Valley have developed the attached Draft Guideline for Geographic Information System (GIS) Submission Standard for public comment. The draft Guideline describes the Boards’ expectations for GIS associated submissions including project location description, maps, GIS data, and metadata.

The Land and Water Boards would like to thank everyone who participated in the MVRMA Workshop in January. We are happy to announce that both the presentations and the summary report are now available. Check them out in the links below:


Summary Report *NEW*

Dear Members of the SLWB Distribution Lists,

The Sahtu Land and Water Board (SLWB) is updating our distribution lists. We request that reviewers on SLWB Distribution List(s) review their contact information on each of our district's lists. Please provide us with any updates or changes to the contact information for your organization.

The trustees of the SLW Education Trust are soliciting residents of the Sahtu to apply for funding/bursary for continuing education in a post-secondary program related to Resource Management.

Application forms can be found on the SLWB website or by contacting Karen Caesar at or by calling (867) 598-2413 Ext. 228.

Application deadline is July 31, 2015 at 5pm.

The Land and Water Boards have received the NWT Supreme Court’s injunction decision, halting the implementation of a restructured land and water Board in the Mackenzie Valley. The LWB’s will continue to operate in accordance with the existing legislation. Staff remain in place in all existing Board locations, and clients will see no interruption to proceedings as a result of the ruling.