Prairie Provinces Water Board

The most significant interjurisdictional water management arrangement in Canada is the Master Agreement on Apportionment.

1986 Pearse Inquiry on Federal Water Policy

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Prairie Provinces Water Board
2365 Albert Street, Room 300
Regina, Saskatchewan S4P 4K1

Telephone: (306) 780-6042
Fax: (306) 780-6810

Committee on Water Quality

The Committee on Water Quality (COWQ) reports to and provides technical advice to the Board on water quality issues. COWQ coordinates the PPWB water quality monitoring program, and addresses issues about the quality of water crossing interprovincial borders. COWQ is also is responsible for reporting any Unusual or Emergency water quality conditions under the Contingency Plan. The Secretariat provides support as the COWQ is chaired by the Executive Director. The COWQ Secretary participates in the technical work and records Meeting Minutes. The Secretariat prepares the annual Excursion report using water quality monitoring data from Environment and Climate Change Canada. COWQ recommends the annual Monitoring Plan for water quality and is approved by the Board. The PPWB requests Environment and Climate Change Canada to conduct the water quality monitoring in the MAA's interprovincial river reaches.

  • Paul Klawunn

    Government of Canada Member

    Phone: (905) 336-4965
    Fax: (905) 336-4609

  • Sharon Reedyk

    Government of Canada Member

    Phone: (780) 495-5965
    Fax: (780) 495-4504

  • Gongchen Li

    Alberta Member

    Phone: (780) 422-8464
    Fax: (780) 644-7571

    Alberta Environment & Sustainable

    Resource Development

  • John-Mark Davies

    Saskatchewan Member

    Phone: (306) 933-8250
    Fax: (306) 933-6820

    Saskatchewan Watershed Authority

  • Nicole Armstrong

    Manitoba Member

    Phone: (204) 945-3991
    Fax: (204) 948-2357

    Manitoba Conservation & Water Stewardship 

  • Kristina Farmer

    Government of Canada Alternate

    Phone: (204) 983-4932

    Environment Canada

  • Larry Braul

    Government of Canada Alternate

    Phone: (306) 523-6745
    Fax: (306) 523-6767

  • Glen McMaster

    Saskatchewan Alternate

    Phone: (306) 787-8764
    Fax: (306) 787-0780

    Saskatchewan Watershed Authority

  • Barry Olson

    Alberta Alternate Member

    Phone: 403-381-5884

  • Elaine Page

    Manitoba Alternate

    Phone: 204-945-5344
    Fax: 204-948-2357

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