North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance


NSWA is one of eleven Watershed Planning and Advisory Councils (WPACs) in Alberta.

NSWA is guided by a Board of Directors elected annually from member organizations within the watershed. It is designated a Watershed Planning and Advisory Council (WPAC) for the North Saskatchewan River under the Government of Alberta's Water for Life Strategy.

The North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance (NSWA) is a multi-stakeholder watershed protection and improvement partnership formed in 1997 and incorporated as a non-profit society in 2000. The NSWA provides a forum to recognize and address issues affecting the North Saskatchewan River (NSR) watershed in Alberta. It also initiates and supports activities that impact the watershed positively.  The NSWA became a Registered Charity in March 2016.

 NSWA membership includes individual citizen members and organizational members. Organizational membership categories are: federal, provincial, and municipal governments; industry; utilities; agricultural producer groups; environmental and conservation groups; recreational, cultural and tourism groups; educational and research institutions; First Nations and Métis. 

 In 2005, the NSWA was appointed by the Government of Alberta as the Watershed Planning and Advisory Council (WPAC) for the North Saskatchewan River basin in Alberta. As a partner in Water for Life: Alberta’s Strategy for Sustainability (2003), the NSWA was given a mandate by the government to report on the State of the Watershed (completed in 2005) and to prepare an Integrated Watershed Management Plan (IWMP – completed in 2012). The IWMP provides watershed management advice to address issues raised by stakeholders and to achieve the three goals of the Water for Life Strategy: safe, secure drinking water; healthy aquatic ecosystems; and reliable, quality water supplies for a sustainable economy.

Vision

People working together for a healthy and functioning North Saskatchewan River watershed - today and tomorrow.

Mission

To educate and increase the public’s understanding of watershed protection and its importance by developing and providing programs on the protection and improvement of water quality, water quantity, and the health of the North Saskatchewan Watershed.


To conduct research relating to the protection of the North Saskatchewan Watershed and to disseminate the results of such research.


NSWA is one of eleven Watershed Planning and Advisory Councils (WPACs) in Alberta.

NSWA is guided by a Board of Directors elected annually from member organizations within the watershed. It is designated a Watershed Planning and Advisory Council (WPAC) for the North Saskatchewan River under the Government of Alberta's Water for Life Strategy.

The North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance (NSWA) is a multi-stakeholder watershed protection and improvement partnership formed in 1997 and incorporated as a non-profit society in 2000. The NSWA provides a forum to recognize and address issues affecting the North Saskatchewan River (NSR) watershed in Alberta. It also initiates and supports activities that impact the watershed positively.  The NSWA became a Registered Charity in March 2016.

 NSWA membership includes individual citizen members and organizational members. Organizational membership categories are: federal, provincial, and municipal governments; industry; utilities; agricultural producer groups; environmental and conservation groups; recreational, cultural and tourism groups; educational and research institutions; First Nations and Métis. 

 In 2005, the NSWA was appointed by the Government of Alberta as the Watershed Planning and Advisory Council (WPAC) for the North Saskatchewan River basin in Alberta. As a partner in Water for Life: Alberta’s Strategy for Sustainability (2003), the NSWA was given a mandate by the government to report on the State of the Watershed (completed in 2005) and to prepare an Integrated Watershed Management Plan (IWMP – completed in 2012). The IWMP provides watershed management advice to address issues raised by stakeholders and to achieve the three goals of the Water for Life Strategy: safe, secure drinking water; healthy aquatic ecosystems; and reliable, quality water supplies for a sustainable economy.

Vision

People working together for a healthy and functioning North Saskatchewan River watershed - today and tomorrow.

Mission

To educate and increase the public’s understanding of watershed protection and its importance by developing and providing programs on the protection and improvement of water quality, water quantity, and the health of the North Saskatchewan Watershed.


To conduct research relating to the protection of the North Saskatchewan Watershed and to disseminate the results of such research.

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