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Issued: 30/01/2017


Registration for the Norman Wells Resource Co-Management Workshop (February 7-8, 2017) is now open!

WHEN: Tuesday, February 7th – Wednesday, February 8th, 2017 (8am – 4:30)

WHERE: Norman Wells


Registration for the Hay River Resource Co-Management Workshop (January 25-26, 2017) is now closed. Thank you for participation. 

Please note that once the maximum number of participants has been reached, names will be added to a waiting list. Registration closes Friday, January 13, 2017.

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You are cordially invited to join the WLWB at our annual Holiday Open House this afternoon, Friday, December 16, 2017, beginning at 3:00pm

There will be appetizers, beverages, games and prizes, and lots of Christmas cheer…so join us in ringing in the holiday!

The Technical Sessions for the Ekati Jay Project will be held on October 4 - 6, 2016 at the Behchokǫ̀ Culture Centre. The sessions will start at 1:00 pm on the 4th, and 8:30 am on the 5th and 6th. A community dinner and information session on the WLWB process will be held at 5:00 pm on October 5th.


The agenda is available here.


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.

 The Board will convene a teleconference and face to face meeting in Yellowknife on July 26th (the Meeting) to discuss the concerns expressed about the TSS limits and sampling requirements by DDMI in its May 27th correspondence to the Minister if ENR. The Meeting will be held in the Greenstone Building, 2nd floor Boardroom, from 1:00-5:00pm MST. 

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.