Partnerships & Collaborations for the Northeast Water Strategy

Many partners are involved in the Northeast Water Strategy Implementation in various research and monitoring projects across Northeast B.C.


Partnerships and transparency are the core operating values in developing and implementing the Northeast Water Strategy. The Strategy explores viewpoints from the wide range of experience and reflects the values of everyone who depends on water in Northeast B.C. In the broadest sense, this includes anyone living or working in this region.

The Northeast Water Strategy brings together more than 50 partners with a wide range of interests from all levels of government, First Nations, industry, academia, nongovernmental organizations and community representatives. Partners share information, generate new monitoring and research, and promote a strong stewardship ethic that will ensure the region can meet water demands today and into the future.

A key benefit of bringing partners together is the opportunity to share information and identify gaps. Collaboration across partners brings significant knowledge, experience, perspectives and priorities to the table. This commitment to partnership is vital to the development, implementation and ultimate success of the strategy.

  • McGill University
  • Simon Fraser University
  • University of Alberta
  • University of British Columbia
  • University of Calgary
  • University of Guelph
  • University of Montreal
  • University of Northern British Columbia
  • University of Victoria
  • University of Waterloo 
  • University of Western Ontario
  • Wilfrid Laurier University


  •     City of Dawson Creek    
  •     City of Hudson's Hope    


  •     Northern Rockies Regional Municipality    
  •     District of Tumbler Ridge    
  •     Peace River Regional District    


  •     Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources    
  •     Ministry of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development     
  •     Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy   
  •     Ministry of Agriculture    
  •     Ministry of Health    
  •     BC Oil and Gas Commission    
  •     BC Hydro    


  •     Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada    
  •     Environment and Climate Change Canada    
  •     Geological Survey of Canada    

First Nations

  • Treaty 8 Tribal Association    
  • Treaty 8 Nations    
    • Blueberry River First Nations
    • Doig River First Nation
    • Fort Nelson First Nation
    • Halfway River First Nation
    • McLeod Lake Indian Band
    • Prophet River First Nation
    • Saulteau First Nations 
    • West Moberly First Nations 
  • Non-treaty Nations
    • Dene Tha
    • Kaska Dena
    • Lheidli T’enneh


  • BC Agriculture and Food Climate Action Initiative
  • BC Agriculture Council
  • BC Grain Producers Association
  • BC Seed Producers
  • Peace Region Forage Seed Association
  • Peace River Forage Association
  • Peace River Regional Cattlemen’s Association


  • B.C. Groundwater Association
  • B.C. Real Estate Foundation
  • Bulkley Valley Research Center
  • Canadian Water Network
  • Clean Energy B.C.
  • Fraser Basin Council
  • Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions
  • GW Solutions


  • Council of Forest Industries
  • West Fraser


  • Mining Association of B.C.
  • The Association for Mineral Exploration British Columbia
  • AngloAmerican
  • Teck Coal
  • Conuma Coal Resources

Oil and Gas

  • B.C. Oil and Gas Research and Innovation Society
  • Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers
  • Geoscience B.C.
  • Arc Resources Ltd.
  • ConocoPhillips
  • Devon
  • Encana
  • Progress Energy
  • Shell
  • Enbridge
  • Repsol
  • Foundry Spatial


Collaborative Projects

Surface Water Research & Monitoring

Groundwater Research & Monitoring