Taking action on our watershed management recommendations is an ongoing process. The BRWA is always looking for opportunities to work with partners on initiatives that support the goals of the plan and lead to on-the-ground action.
Below are some of the projects that are supporting our implementation efforts.
The Water Management Plan for the Battle River Basin was approved in 2014. The plan was led by Alberta Environment, and focused on water supply and instream needs of the Battle River and its main, named tributaries. It included extensive public consultation and involvement from the BRWA.
The approved plan provides direction for the management of surface water and groundwater that has hydrologic connection to surface water within the Battle River Basin. The recommended options and strategies presented in this plan were developed through a Stakeholder Advisory Group, and are designed to strike a balance between a healthy aquatic ecosystem, a vibrant economy, and sustainable communities. Primary emphasis is placed on the need to live within the carrying capacity of the watershed, and the need to improve the health of the aquatic ecosystem.
Beginning in 2015, the City of Camrose, Camrose County, and the BRWA partnered on an initiative to protect the Battle River, Driedmeat Lake, and tributary streams as key water sources for the region.
The Camrose Source Water Protection Plan was approved by the Councils of the City of Camrose and Camrose County in 2016. The plan identifies risks to water sources in the Camrose area and describes management actions that can be taken to help protect and improve water quality. It is now up to all of us to work together to implement these recommendations!
The BRWA is honoured to work with local landowners and program partners to help improve the health of our riparian areas across the Battle River and Sounding Creek watersheds.
We currently have an active restoration program in the Buffalo Trail area. See the Riparian Projects page for more information. We’ve also hosted projects in the Ponoka and Ferry Point regions.Learn More about our Riparian Projects
|Non-Point Source_Guide to Action for Municipalities||Implementation, Watershed Management||2015|
|Non-Point Source_Guide to Action for GOA||Implementation, Watershed Management||2015|
|Non-Point Source_Guide to Action for ENGOs||Implementation, Watershed Management||2015|
|Non-Point Source_Guide to Action for Ag Producers||Implementation, Watershed Management||2015|
|Non-Point Source_Guide to Action for Ag Organizations||Implementation, Watershed Management||2015|
|Source Water Protection_Guide to Action for Municipalities||Implementation, Watershed Management||2015|
|Source Water Protection_Guide to Action for First Nations||Implementation, Watershed Management||2015|
|Non-Point Source_Guide to Action for Watershed Residents||Implementation, Watershed Management||2015|
|Camrose Source Water Protection Plan||Implementation, Watershed Management||2016|
|Drought Management_ Implementation Guidelines||Implementation, Watershed Management||2013|
|Wetlands_ Implementation Guidelines||Implementation, Watershed Management||2017|
|Riparian Areas_ Implementation Guidelines||Implementation, Watershed Management||2016|
|Source Water Protection_ Implementation Guidelines||Implementation, Watershed Management||2014|
|Non-Point Source Pollution Management_ Implementation Guidelines||Implementation, Watershed Management||2013|
|Non-native and Invasive Species_Implementation Guidelines||Implementation, Watershed Management||2017|