Plan for success

BRWA’s Watershed Management Planning (WMP) Process looks 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.

This is a collaborative process that seeks to involve the whole range of residents, stakeholders, and decision-makers who can make a difference in how we manage land and water in this region. With input and involvement from this range of people, the process is guided by our WMP Steering Committee and progresses from background research to policy advice and implementation guidelines, and then to implementation. We aim always to move from words to action.

Research > Advice > Implementation

The WMP process employs adaptive management. This means that if what we have proposed does not work, we re-evaluate it, ask watershed residents and stakeholders what should be done differently, and modify what needs to be done so that it does work, or is improved. At the BRWA, we are always interested in hearing from watershed residents about what they value and how they envision that playing out in our work.

Our 12 Components

To achieve watershed resilience, we need Water Quality, Water Quantity, Land Management, and Biodiversity.

BRWA WMP Framework, showing 4 main areas of work and 12 WMP components JPEG

Watershed Management Planning Components:

Click on any component to go to that page and learn more.

Title Type(s) Year Format
WPAC Impacts on Municipal Watershed Management Planning Survey Results About BRWA, Watershed Management 2021 PDF
Non-Point Source_Guide to Action for Municipalities Implementation, Watershed Management 2015 PDF
Non-Point Source_Guide to Action for GOA Implementation, Watershed Management 2015 PDF
Non-Point Source_Guide to Action for ENGOs Implementation, Watershed Management 2015 PDF
Non-Point Source_Guide to Action for Ag Producers Implementation, Watershed Management 2015 PDF
Non-Point Source_Guide to Action for Ag Organizations Implementation, Watershed Management 2015 PDF
Source Water Protection_Guide to Action for Municipalities Implementation, Watershed Management 2015 PDF
Source Water Protection_Guide to Action for First Nations Implementation, Watershed Management 2015 PDF
Non-Point Source_Guide to Action for Watershed Residents Implementation, Watershed Management 2015 PDF
BRWA_Our approach to Policy Research and Development Watershed Management 2013 PDF
BRWA_Watershed Management Planning Terms of Reference Watershed Management 2012 PDF
Battle Lake Watershed Development Planning Pilot Project, Summary Report Watershed Management 2006 PDF
Battle Lake Watershed Synergy Group Best Management Practices Watershed Management 2010 PDF
Battle Lake Watershed Development Planning Pilot Project Watershed Management 2011 PDF
Pigeon Lake Watershed Association_Watershed Management Plan Watershed Management 2018 PDF
Planning Components Diagram Planning Components, Watershed Management 2020 PDF
Camrose Source Water Protection Plan Implementation, Watershed Management 2016 PDF
GOA_Guide to Watershed Management Planning Watershed Management 2015 PDF
Drought Management_ Implementation Guidelines Implementation, Watershed Management 2013 PDF
Drought Management_ Policy Advice Watershed Management 2013 PDF
Drought Management_ Report Watershed Management 2013 PDF
Wetlands_ Implementation Guidelines Implementation, Watershed Management 2017 PDF
Wetlands_ Policy Advice Watershed Management 2017 PDF
Wetlands_ Report Watershed Management 2017 PDF
Riparian Areas_ Implementation Guidelines Implementation, Watershed Management 2016 PDF
Riparian Areas_ Policy Advice Watershed Management 2016 PDF
Riparian Areas_ Report Watershed Management 2016 PDF
Source Water Protection_ Implementation Guidelines Implementation, Watershed Management 2014 PDF
Source Water Protection_ Policy Advice Watershed Management 2014 PDF
Source Water Protection_ Report Watershed Management 2014 PDF
Non-Point Source Pollution Management_ Implementation Guidelines Implementation, Watershed Management 2013 PDF
Non-point Source Pollution Management_ Policy Advice Watershed Management 2021 PDF
Non-Point Source Pollution Managment_Report Watershed Management 2013 PDF
Non-native and Invasive Species_Report Watershed Management 2017 PDF
Non-native and Invasive Species_Implementation Guidelines Implementation, Watershed Management 2017 PDF
Non-Native and Invasive Species_Policy Advice Watershed Management 2021 PDF
The Evolution of Watershed Management in the BRSC watersheds Watershed Management 2013 PDF
Water Management Plan for the Battle River Watershed Watershed Management 2014 PDF