Water Management Key to Manitoba’s Sustainable Future

Manitoba released its sustainability and climate plan, A Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan. The plan underscores the importance of water management, making it one of four cornerstones in its green-future planning.

Announced by premier Brian Pallister and sustainable development minister Rochelle Squires, the plan is focused on four strategic pillars: climate, jobs, water, and nature. Further, it includes 16 keystones for priority action intended to support Manitoba’s economy and sustain the environment.

“Our vision is to make Manitoba the cleanest, greenest, and most climate-resilient province in Canada,” said Pallister. “We are charting that course with a comprehensive plan based on Manitoba needs and focused on Manitoba priorities.”

Keystones for the treatment of water include: Wetlands and Watersheds; Agriculture and Land Use; Flood and Drought; and Water Quality. The plan doesn’t detail what actions the government will enact, but it outlines initiatives “currently being considered.” Actions range from no net loss of wetlands, to which the province has already committed, to drought defense and managing excess nutrients.

Read the full article here.