Prairie Provinces Water Board

The Prairie Provinces Water Board is a vital institution of governance in the prairies that facilitates sound and collaborative management of shared water resources.

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Prairie Provinces Water Board
Suite 1001 - 10th Floor, Alvin Hamilton Building
1783 Hamilton Street
Regina, SK S4P 2B6

Telephone: (306) 564-4462 or (306) 564-4450
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.

Patrick Cherneski

COWQ Chair

Phone: 306-564-4450

Environment and Climate Change Canada

Paul Klawunn

Government of Canada Member

Phone: 905-336-4965

Environment and Climate Change Canada

John-Mark Davies

Saskatchewan Member

Phone: 306-933-8250

Water Security Agency

Gongchen Li

Alberta Member

Phone: 780-422-8464

Alberta Environment and Parks

Elise Watchorn

Canada, ECCC Alternate Member

Phone: 204-984-3316

Environment and Climate Change Canada

Barry Olson

Alberta Alternate Member

Phone: 403-381-5884

Alberta Agriculture and Forestry

Nicole Armstrong

Manitoba Alternate Member

Phone: 204-945-3991

Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development

Glen McMaster

Saskatchewan Alternate Member

Phone: 306-787-8764

Water Security Agency

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