November 29, 2019

Yukon Government released the Yukon Water Strategy and Action Plan five-year report at the fourth annual Yukon Water Forum hosted by the Government of Yukon and Carcross/Tagish First Nation. The final report highlights key actions taken since the water strategy was put into place in 2014. These initiatives include work from the Government of Yukon, federal, First Nations, and municipal governments, as well as researchers, industry, and community organizations. The actions include:
• creating a Yukon government groundwater program;
• increasing water monitoring across the territory; and
• providing enhanced technical advice to inform decision-making processes.
The report also provides information on ongoing work and future priorities, including:
• improving flood forecasting tools to ensure communities are more resilient to climate change;
• continuing to develop a wetland policy;
• advancing transboundary water management agreements; and
• coordinating efforts to monitor surface and groundwater quality and quantity.