Water Security Agency

Back-and-forth debate during Question Period over Ag Water Stewardship Policy

Back-and-forth debate during Question Period over Ag Water Stewardship Policy

Nov 30, 2023 | 4:23pm
The need for a wetland conservation policy in Saskatchewan was a key topic covered in Question Period yesterday (Wed). The NDP critic for Environment, SaskWater, and the Water Security Agency Erika Ritchie says Saskatchewan is the only province without such a policy. “More than a dozen people are here today calling on this government to […]
WSA announces $700-thousand available to complete water management projects

WSA announces $700-thousand available to complete water management projects

Aug 11, 2023 | 3:03pm
The Saskatchewan Water Security Agency is making $700-thousand available to producers and local governments to help complete water management projects. Applicants can receive up to $95-thousand per project to cover technical and engineering costs, mitigation and rehabilitation work for new water management projects. “This Agricultural Water Management Fund addresses the cost burden and other barriers […]
Water Security Agency responds to criticism of its Agricultural Water Stewardship Policy

Water Security Agency responds to criticism of its Agricultural Water Stewardship Policy

Jun 9, 2023 | 3:50pm
The spokesman for the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency says its Agricultural Water Stewardship Policy remains in development. Patrick Boyle responded after the Saskatchewan Alliance for Water Sustainability and NDP Critic for the WSA Erika Ritchie raised concerns about the Policy on Monday. Boyle says the Policy is “centred around water management”. “The goals of that […]
SAWS, NDP Critic for Water Security Agency critique WSA’s Ag Water Stewardship Policy

SAWS, NDP Critic for Water Security Agency critique WSA’s Ag Water Stewardship Policy

Jun 6, 2023 | 4:08pm
The Saskatchewan Alliance for Water Sustainability (SAWS) and the Sask. NDP Critic for the Water Security Agency, raised concerns Monday of the WSA’s Agricultural Water Stewardship Policy. SAWS says the policy lacks, among other things, requirements to restore drained wetlands, and “no explicit plan to improve water quality already damaged by wetland drainage and other […]
Water Security Agency beefing up its flood risk mapping program

Water Security Agency beefing up its flood risk mapping program

May 4, 2023 | 2:53pm
The Saskatchewan Water Security Agency is improving its ability to identify flood risk in the province. An over $2-million investment is being made to its Flood Hazard Identification Mapping Program. The money is part of the WSA’s 2023-24 budget. WSA Spokesman Sean Osmar says these improvements will help communities be more prepared for potential flooding. […]