Mackenzie River Basic Board

Guiding Principles for Cooperative Management: Equitable Utilization; Prior Consultation; Sustainable Development; and Maintaining Ecological Integrity.

Contact Us

Mackenzie River Basin Board
PO Box 2310
Yellowknife, NT X1A 2P7

Telephone: (306) 780-6425

Improving Knowledge

Programs to monitor contaminants, assess health risks, and distribute consumption advisories for country foods vary widely across the Basin. Information about the safety of these foods is critical to people who consume them as part of their cultural lifestyle.

Different jurisdictions report on water quality in different ways, making it difficult to describe water quality conditions across the Basin in a consistent fashion. Improved monitoring programs and compatible data systems are needed to support better water management decisions throughout the Basin.

Understanding the hydrology of the Mackenzie River System forms the foundation of understanding all other aspects of the Basin. Developing this understanding is a priority.

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Page last modified: 08 September 2010