Report

Large Area Planning in the Nelson-Churchill River Basin (NCRB): Laying a foundation in northern Manitoba

This report explores two trends—the growing tendency towards large basin management and consideration of ecosystem services in decision making—for the northern portion of the Nelson-Churchill River Basin in Canada.
By Karla Zubrycki, Dimple Roy, Hisham Osman, Kimberly Lewtas , Geoffrey Gunn, Richard Grosshans, Karla Zubrycki, Kimberly Lewtas on November 22, 2016

This report explores two trends—the growing tendency towards large basin management and consideration of ecosystem services in decision making—for the northern portion of the Nelson-Churchill River Basin (NCRB) in Canada.

Unlike other parts of the NCRB, the northern portion of the basin, including that in northern Manitoba, has not yet been the focus of large-scale planning for sustainable land and water management. Recent events, climate change, possible increases in resource development and potential for tourism growth all suggest the need for such regional planning.

Changes in the North could add new stresses to the environment, but they also present opportunities, particularly to improve socioeconomic conditions in those communities.

A summary of this report is available here.

Report details

Topic
Water
Region
Canada
Project
Water Innovation Centre
Focus area
Resources
Publisher
IISD
Copyright
IISD, 2016