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Please be advised that the new Guidelines for Closure and Reclamation Cost Estimates for Mines is now available for staff and public use.

These Guidelines will outline the process for setting security and the expectations of proponents when submitting closure cost estimates.

The Guidelines document is posted on the Policies and Guidelines page (within “Resources” menu item) and is available for download.

Please see the attached Media Release for additional information about the content and use of these Guidelines. Thank you to all contributors for their valuable input!

Issued: 24/11/2017

MVRMA Poster

WHEN: Tuesday & Wednesday, February 13-14, 2018

WHAT: A workshop on follow-up, monitoring, and compliance of development projects in the Mackenzie Valley. 

WHERE: Explorer Hotel, Yellowknife, NT. 

Please be advised that the final version of the Guideline for Effluent Mixing Zones is now available for staff and public use.

This updated Guideline will improve clarity for applicants and other parties with respect to water licensing decisions related to effluent discharge and the use of mixing zones.

The Guideline is posted on the Policies and Guidelines page (within “Resources” menu item) and is available for download.

Career Opportunity - Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board

Job Title: Regulatory Manager 

Location: Yellowknife, NT 

Term/Remuneration: Full-time, permanent position (term position may be considered) 

Application Deadline: September 29, 2017

The Wek’èezhìi Land and Water Board is seeking an energetic and highly organized individual to conduct reviews and assessments of major applications for land and water use in the Wek’èezhìi Region. This challenging opportunity includes a competitive compensation and benefits package. Interested candidates are invited to apply in confidence by September 15, 2017.

Please refer to the job posting attached for further details.

Resource Co-Management Workshop: Norman Wells

The Land and Water Board’s Online Registry is back online. We thank you for your patience while we resolve this issue. Please continue to send feedback on our updated registry to Ryan Fequet

Updated: 05/05/2017


The Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley are responsible for issuing water licences to community governments as required by the Waters Act. However, the responsibility of ensuring and monitoring compliance is shared with the various departments of the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT).

In May 2016, the Boards requested collaboration with the GNWT to improve water licence (WL) compliancy and the effectiveness of the current licencing process.