Provincial Report Aimed at Protecting Watersheds

Nova Scotia will be better able to protect water resources with a watershed assessment report released on June 22, by the province and Dalhousie University.

Environment Minister Sterling Belliveau said the report is a first step to assess watersheds such as rivers, lakes and groundwater. The report identifies potential risks to water quality.

The provincial watershed data inventory in the report is the first of its kind in Nova Scotia. The province invested $29,000 in the Dalhousie University research project, and staff from the departments of Environment and Natural Resources participated in the study.

The second phase of the project will gather more data that reflects the province's good water management practices and report on the information at a local level.

To learn more about Water For Life, visit: Nova Scotia’s Water Resources Management Strategy.