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Watershed Management Across the Fence Lines – Challenges & Opportunities

10:30 am Wednesday, January 17

MNP Theatre



Water flows across many fence lines, many borders, and management of this valuable, but at times frustrating, resource, falls back on all of us in the watershed. The Assiniboine River Basin Initiative (ARBI) was formed in 2014 by a diverse group of stakeholders across the Qu’Appelle, Souris and Assiniboine sub-basins. ARBI’s vision is to work together to achieve a resilient Basin where comprehensive integrated watershed actions will benefit current and future generations. In order to achieve this vision, a framework plan has been developed to guide ARBI and its partners on the path forward, and ensure that a variety of tools are in the “fencing box”. One of these tools is the Manitoba Forage and Grasslands Association Aquanty Project. This project seeks to develop a detailed hydrogeospheric (HGS) model for the Basin, and new risk management tools to reduce the impact of extreme flood or drought events for the agricultural industry within the Basin. Just like good fences, good water management makes for good neighbors.