The Council of the Federation (COF) has announced the recipients of its first-ever Excellence in Water Stewardship Award.
The award recognizes outstanding achievement, innovative practice and leadership in the area of water stewardship. This award is presented to organizations, partnerships,businesses, institutions, and community groups in each province and territory across Canada.
“On behalf of all Premiers, I want to congratulate the first-ever recipients of the Council of the Federation Excellence in Water Stewardship Award,” said Nova Scotia Premier Darrell Dexter, Chair of the Council of the Federation. “These awards are an important mechanism for change as they bring deserved recognition to the champions of water stewardship and inspire all Canadians to take action.”
The recipients of the 2013 Council of the Federation Excellence in Water Stewardship Award (we’ve linked some to related Water Canada stories):
- Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (Alberta)
- Okanagan Water Stewardship Council (British Columbia)
- Lake Winnipeg Foundation (Manitoba)
- City of Moncton Automated Water Meter Reading Project (New Brunswick)
- Atlantic Coastal Action Plan (ACAP) Humber Arm (Newfoundland and Labrador)
- Sambaa K’e Dene Band (Northwest Territories)
- Clean Annapolis River Project (Nova Scotia)
- Centre for Water Resources Studies (Nunavut)
- City of Kitchener Impervious-area Based Stormwater Utility and Credit Policy (Ontario)
- Winter River-Tracadie Bay Watershed Association (Prince Edward Island)
- Regroupement pour la protection du Grand lac Saint-François (Québec)
- Lower Souris Watershed Committee Inc. (Saskatchewan)
- Yukon River Inter-Tribal Watershed Council (Yukon)
Each recipient receives a glass award, a monetary prize and a certificate signed by the Premier of their province or territory.