Agriculture

Water Management

 

Watershed Management Planning

Community-based watershed management is a process for managing water resources that involves engaging stakeholders in making and implementing management decisions that are sustainable and appropriate for local conditions.

Manitoba Agriculture & Resource Management is involved in watershed management planning by providing technical information to the planning process. This often includes soils information such as soil texture, agriculture capability, and areas prone to wind and water erosion.  Manitoba Agriculture & Reource Development was involved in the Integrated Watershed Management Planning (IWMP) process.

Ongoing research is required to better understand the role of agriculture in the watershed. Manitoba Agriculture & Resource Development is supporting watershed research by providing technical support to the Manitoba Watershed Evaluation of Beneficial Management Practices (WEBs) steering committee.

The 'Resource Development' section of Manitoba Agriculture and Resource Development consists of personnel part of the former Sustainable Development Branch and includes provincial Watershed Planners working closely with Watershed Districts.