Profiling Regional Watershed Management on the Northeast Avalon: Integrating Practices for Drinking Water Quality

Edinger, Evan and Hermanutz, Luise (2015) Profiling Regional Watershed Management on the Northeast Avalon: Integrating Practices for Drinking Water Quality. Research Report. Memorial University of Newfoundland, St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador.

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Abstract

This study investigated watershed management in the Northeast Avalon (NEA) region and six targeted municipalities by 1) mapping watershed boundaries and intactness to inform water and wetland management; and 2) understanding the issues around drinking water in each municipality. Residents, planners, developers and municipal staff were interviewed. Many of the watersheds have experienced significant development resulting in a loss of watershed health; few areas have large intact areas remaining. As larger watersheds are shared among municipalities, it is imperative that a planning platform be developed to engage and promote regional planning to ensure watershed health and sustainable drinking water into the future. Mechanisms that encourage as well as discourage regional collaboration around issues of watershed management are outlined.

Item Type: Report (Research Report)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/12795
Item ID: 12795
Additional Information: 2012-13 Harris Centre RBC Water Research and Outreach Fund
Department(s): Divisions > The Harris Centre
Date: 20 January 2015
Date Type: Publication
Geographic Location: Avalon Peninsula, Newfoundland and Labrador
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