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Wading In: Watershed Management in Nova Scotia
Nova Scotia is at a cross roads in terms of how its water resources are managed. To date, there has been no overarching structure on making integrated decisions on where, when and how water is used. Due to the increasing pressures of urban development, resource use and climate change, there is a need to be more proactive and establish a system where these sometimes-competing water needs can be addressed.

In March 2009, the Wading In: Watershed Management in Nova Scotia workshop was held in Wolfville, Nova Scotia. The workshop was hosted as a collaboration of Clean Annapolis River Project, the Nova Scotia Salmon Association (Adopt-a-Stream), the Ecology Action and Clean Nova Scotia.

The Wading In workshop sought to address the following questions:
  1. What forms of watershed-scale integrated management would work best for Nova Scotia?
  2. Who should be involved in this and how?
  3. Should the same approach be applied to all NS watersheds?
  4. How do we get from here to there?
The workshop included presentations from a variety of groups and sectors that have an interest in the management of water resources (e.g., aboriginal peoples, agriculture, forestry, municipalities). Below are selected presentations from the workshop.

Wading In: Watershed Management in Nova Scotia Presentations

Wading In: Watershed Management in Nova Scotia
A Comparison of Watershed Approaches in Canada
Cape Breton Regional Municipality Water Utility Watershed Protection
Wading In: Watershed Management in Nova Scotia
NSFA's Approach to Watershed Management
Hydro Relicensing Program Overview
Community Based Watershed Planning on PEI
Riparian Health Assessment Project
Mi'kmaq and Water A Sacred Trust
Water Soft Path (WSP) and Nova Scotia's WATER FUTURE
Watershed Advisory Boards: Their Role in Watershed Management
Watershed Management in the Bras d'Or Lakes
Community Perspectives: River Associations and Watershed Groups
Preparing for Change: Watershed Planning as a Sustainability Tool
Managing for Water Quality at Port Hawkesbury

Workshop Reports

Blueprint for Water Management
Wading In: Watershed Management in Nova Scotia
Wading In: Summary Report
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