Envirothon 2020 Water Resources Management: Local Control and Local Solutions

For 2020, Nebraska has chosen Water Resources Management: Local Control and Local Solutions for their 5th topic.

In broad terms, Nebraska is looking at issues and challenges facing Natural Resources Districts as they seek to implement local policy and local management to protect water users by;

  •     Understanding administrative structures and processes for managing water uses and supplies;
  •     Understanding ground and surface water hydrology and connectivity;
  •     Understanding the economic, social and environmental impacts of projects and policy decisions.

PEI Learning Objectives: (Posted September 16, 2019)


2020 Learning Resources:

What is the Water Cycle?

What is an Aquifer?

What is GroundWater?

Envirothon Presentation: Primer on Island Water  (NEW October 21, 2019)

Water and People:

(Note that unlike Ontario, flooding is not a significant risk on most of PEI and 100% of our drinking water comes from groundwater - not surface waters)  

Water on Prince Edward Island

What is a Water Conservation Authority? (Ontario model)

Ontario: Working Together to Conserve our Water Resources

Ontario: Provincial Plans and Conservation Authorities 

What is Integrated Water Resources Management (IWRM)?

Water Capture in Urban areas (30 minute video - September 16, 2019)

Adapting to Climate Change (Manitoba resource. Note - Flooding is not a PEI Problem - September 27, 2019)

Water Users: 

Water and Agriculture

Water and Agriculture - (watch embedded video)

Water and Municipalities: Integrated Management

Treated Waste Water

Gray Water Management (video)

Ecological Goods and Services (New September 25, 2019)


Published date: 
September 25, 2019
Environment, Energy and Climate Action

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