Crown Corporation Approach to Watershed Management

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by Alex B. Banga, Saskatchewan Water Corp, Hydrology, Service, Regina, Sask, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Watershed Management in the Eighties:

Abstract: On July 1, 1984, the Government of Saskatchewan proclaimed the Water Corporation Act. The Act formed the legislative basis for the newly formed Saskatchewan Water Corporation and ushered in a new era in water resources management and administration in the province. The corporate concept represents a new entity in water resources management. Of primary importance to the concept is the management, administration, development and control of water resources by watershed and the delivery of programs at the local level. At the same time, a central body of expertise has been maintained to deal with interjurisdictional water matters and broad regional management objectives. The purpose of this paper is to present the new directions afforded by the corporate concept to water resources management.

Subject Headings: Water resources | Watersheds | Resource management | Corporations | Water supply | Public policy | Government | Saskatchewan

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