Water Management and Regional Development

Water and watershed management are related to regional development on the basis of scale. The watersheds that make up the environment and drinking water sources for communities and regions  often encompass a geographic area beyond a single community, but smaller than a province. Like economic or cultural regions, watersheds can cross administrative boundaries. Issues and challenges are likely to be specific to the context of individual area, presenting challenges for provincial or federal top-down management. While watershed boundaries will not necessarily align with regional economic or cultural boundaries, the scale is similar and can overlap. These similarities provide a platform for a discussion of regional involvement in, and approaches to, watershed management.

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