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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.

At the request of the Gwich’in Renewable Resources Board, the Gwich’in Land and Water Board will be facilitating a Technical Session to address concerns brought forward during the review of the Town of Inuvik’s Municipal Water Licence renewal application (G17L3-001). The meeting will be held on April 27th 2017, beginning at 9:30 am. The four topics identified for follow up include:

  1. SNP Monitoring: Station Locations and Parameter Selection
  2. O/M Manual Updates and Hazardous Waste Management
  3. Bears: Landfill Deterrents
  4. Climate Change and Permafrost Mitigation

Please join us for all or part of this conversation – either by teleconference or in person at the Alex Moses Greenland Building in Inuvik. The GLWB appreciates your contribution to this meeting. The comments and recommendations received during this session will be used to finalize a draft Water Licence, which will be circulated for public review prior to Board and Ministerial Decisions. 

draft agenda is available and additional materials to guide the discussion will be circulated prior to the meeting. Please feel free to share with anyone within your organization who would like to participate, and please contact AlecSandra Macdonald, Regulatory Specialist, if you have questions, concerns, or suggestions pertaining to the session.