Environment Canada is a federal agency and their representative is the chair of the Mackenzie River Basin Board. Environment Canada’s mandate is to: Preserve and enhance the quality of the natural environment, including water, air, soil, flora and fauna; conserve Canada's renewable resources; conserve and protect Canada's water resources; forecast weather and environmental change; enforce rules relating to boundary waters; and coordinate environmental policies and programs for the federal government.
Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Development Canada
Aboriginal Affairs & Northern Developent Canada (AANDC) is a federal agency and a member of the Mackenzie River Basin Board. AANDC is one of the federal government departments responsible for meeting the Government of Canada's legal obligations and commitments to Aboriginal people (First Nations, Inuit and Métis), and for fulfilling the federal government's constitutional responsibilities in the North. AANDC's activities and programs help fulfill these responsibilities.
Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development is a member agency of the Mackenzie River Basin Board. Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development oversees policies and initiatives associated with air quality, water management, waste management, environmental emergencies, land reclamation and climate change. Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development manages the provincial environmental regulatory process and develops cumulative effects management criteria. The department supports and directs environmental emergency management in cooperation with partners and coordinates public education on conservation and environmental protection. Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development is also responsible for environmental monitoring and compliance programs to enforce Alberta’s environmental legislation and regulations.
Government of the Northwest Territories, Environment & Natural Resources
Government of the Northwest Territories, Environment & Natural Resources is a member of the Mackenzie River Basin Board. The Department of Environment and Natural Resources promotes and supports the sustainable use and development of natural resources to protect, conserve and enhance the Northwest Territories environment for the social and economic benefit of all residents. This responsibility is shared with Aboriginal, federal, territorial, and municipal governments, boards and agencies and every resident of the Northwest Territories.
Health Canada is a Federal department and a member of the Mackenzie River Basin Board. Health Canada is responsible for helping Canadians maintain and improve their health, while respecting indiviual choices and circumstances. To carry out this responsibility Health Canada supports activities that; Preserve and modernize Canada's health care system; Enhance and protect the health of Canadians; Work in partnership with others, and; Communicate health promotion and disease prevention.
British Columbia’s Ministry of Environment is a member of the Mackenzie River Basin Board. The Ministry of Environment’s vision, mission and values are: Vision: A clean, healthy and naturally diverse environment. Mission: Lead and inspire British Columbians to achieve environmental sustainability. Values: We believe in working with our clients, our partners and one another in a way that reflects: Courage, Passion, Teamwork, Accountability, Curiosity, Integrity and Wellness.
The Government of Saskatchewan is also a member of the Mackenzie River Basin Board. The Saskatchewan Watershed Authority leads management of the province's water resources to ensure safe drinking water sources and reliable water supplies for economic, environmental and social benefits for Saskatchewan people.
Environment Yukon is a member of the Mackenzie River Basin Board. Environment Yukon is responsible for water-related strategic planning, policy development and implementation, regional water quality/quantity monitoring and research, providing expert technical advice regionally and nationally, enforcement and compliance of the Waters Act and water licences, and administering water security deposits.
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