The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority

Integrated Watershed Management

Cross section of watershed with transparent background

Integrated watershed management is the process of managing human activities and natural resources on a watershed basis, taking into account social, economic and environmental issues, local community interests and issues such as the impacts of development and climate change.

The Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority works with member municipalities to follow our Integrated Watershed Management Plan to maintain and enhance the Nottawasaga Watershed.

By taking this approach, we can develop plans that support:

  • improved water quality and quantity
  • flood and erosion management
  • biodiversity and resilient habitats
  • sustainable economic and recreation opportunities
  • improved quality of life and communities
  • greater ability for the watershed to adapt to the impacts of climate change, urbanization and other stressors

Municipalities, counties and indigenous communities were invited to engage in the process developing the Integrated Watershed Management Plan. Key stakeholders from a variety of sectors including, but not limited to, agriculture, development, environment and business are being consulted throughout the process.

The development of the Integrated Watershed Management Plan made possible with funding from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities Municipal Climate Implementation Fund


Questions about the Integrated Watershed Management Plan and development process should be directed to Chris Hibberd, Director, Watershed Management Services.

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