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The Wek’èezhìi Land and Water Board would like to welcome Ms. Kassandra DeFrancis and Ms. Anita Ogaa as Regulatory Specialists. Both Kassandra and Anita bring their regulatory experiences from consulting backgrounds to the Wek’èezhìi  team. 

MVRMA Poster

WHEN: Tuesday & Wednesday, February 13-14, 2018

WHAT: A workshop on follow-up, monitoring, and compliance of development projects in the Mackenzie Valley. 

WHERE: Explorer Hotel, Yellowknife, NT. 

Please be advised that the final version of the Guideline for Effluent Mixing Zones is now available for staff and public use.

This updated Guideline will improve clarity for applicants and other parties with respect to water licensing decisions related to effluent discharge and the use of mixing zones.

The Guideline is posted on the Policies and Guidelines page (within “Resources” menu item) and is available for download.

Career Opportunity - Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board

Job Title: Regulatory Manager 

Location: Yellowknife, NT 

Term/Remuneration: Full-time, permanent position (term position may be considered) 

Application Deadline: September 29, 2017

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.

The Mackenzie Valley Environmental Impact Review Board (MVEIRB) is holding a technical session for the Tlicho All-Season Road Project (Environmental Assessment 1617-01) on August 15 & 16, 2017 in Behchoko, NT. If required, MVEIRB will hold an additional day of technical session on Thursday, August 17. Parties and their technical advisors are strongly encouraged to attend the technical session in person. 

The purpose of the technical session is for parties to discuss technical issues with the developer in a face-to-face setting, in order to clearly understand and, where possible, resolve issues. The technical session also facilitates identification of the outstanding issues to focus on during the remainder of the Environmental Assessment. Please see the Review Board website at for the agenda and additional details.

Issued: 07/31/2017


Resource Co-Management Workshop: Norman Wells

Wek’èezhìı Renewable Resources Board

The Department of Fisheries and Oceans is seeking expressions of interest from the public in serving on the Wek’èezhìı Renewable Resources Board, pursuant to the open and transparent process for appointments announced by the Prime Minister last year. The deadline to submit expressions of interest is May 23, 2017. 

The Land and Water Board’s Online Registry is back online. We thank you for your patience while we resolve this issue. Please continue to send feedback on our updated registry to Ryan Fequet

Updated: 05/05/2017


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.