Integrated Watershed Management Plan

Our watershed management plan is intended to support public and stakeholder discussions concerning stewardship of the Petitcodiac River and its watershed. This process is being led by the Petitcodiac Watershed Alliance since its publication in 2012.

In developing this Integrated Watershed Management Plan (IWMP), the PWA took into account:

  • A watershed approach that considered both surface and groundwater issues, and the interactions of water, plants, animals and human activities within the watershed.
  • Watershed monitoring reports on water quality in the Petitcodiac River for the last 12 years. Habitat surveys on more than half of the tributaries of the Petitcodiac River which included information on macroinvertebrate communities and electrofishing surveys.
  • The development of a public stakeholder engagement process to identify, discuss and remedy identifiable problems in our watershed and to build support for the implementation of this watershed management plan.
  • The PWA recognizes that stakeholders have accomplished, and are in the process of doing much to improve conditions in the watershed. Considerable scientific work has taken place over the past few years. However, much work and research remains to be done, including the examination of our own assessment tools that we use to support ongoing watershed planning activities.