South Saskatchewan River. Credit: Dean Shareski.

Saskatchewan’s Water Security Agency is currently accepting nominations for the Council of the Federation Excellence in Water Stewardship Award. Connected to the council’s Water Charter, the award stresses the shared responsibility of Canadians and their governments to protect water in Canada. The Water Charter was endorsed by all 13 premiers in 2010.

“We are honoured to be a member and to participate in the Water Stewardship Council again this year,” said Ken Cheveldayoff, minister of environment  responsible for the Water Security Agency, in a release. “As we work towards implementation of Saskatchewan’s 25 Year Water Security Plan, we recognize the need to promote water conservation and protect our province’s water quality.”

Nominations for the award will be accepted until January 31, 2014, and the award will be announced on March 17 to coincide with the start of Canada Water Week. Organizations may apply or nominate a community group, institution, partnership, municipality, or business .The winner will be issued a $1,000 grant.

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