Phase 2 involves the development of a Watershed Management Plan for both the Battle River and Sounding Creek watersheds. This phase is led by the BRWA and looks more broadly at watershed management in a manner that integrates land management, water quality and quantity, wetlands, riparian areas, protected areas, biodiversity, socio-economic factors, and more.
Collaboration with stakeholders and the general public will be key during phase 2 of the planning process. Watershed residents will be invited to share their perspectives on watershed issues and potential solutions and comment on draft watershed management options for the Battle River and Sounding Creek watersheds.
Click here to view a fact sheet outlining the Watershed Management Planning Process for the Battle River and Sounding Creek watersheds.
Learn more about the Watershed Management Plan (WMP) Steering Committee here.
The BRWA has developed a Terms of Reference to guide our watershed management planning process. Read it here!
For each of the watershed management components (see diagram here), the following process will be followed:
For a given watershed management component, we’ll first conduct background research to understand the current context in which policy and management decisions are being made at the local, regional, provincial, national, and international level.
Working together with watershed residents, stakeholders and decision-makers, we’ll then undergo discussions that will lead to the development of watershed management recommendations/"policy advice" outlining the goals we want to achieve for each watershed management component.
We’ll then identify potential management options, tools and best practices in the form of implementation guidelines that will lead to on the ground implementation of our watershed management goals.