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MVRMA Workshop Registration

This is the poster with the registration link for the MVRMA workshop to take place February 26-28, 2019 in Inuvik, NT.

Click here for direct link to the Registration Page. 

Updated Websites and Integrated Public Registry are Here!

The Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley have launched updated websites with an integrated public registry. These changes are a result of feedback that the Land and Water Boards received from parties, so thank you for your continued feedback. We value your input and encourage you to send any comments, suggestions, and concerns to


Draft Amended Rules of Procedure

The Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley are proposing to amend the 2004 Rules of Procedure. Reviewers are invited to submit comments and recommendations using the Online Review System (ORS) by September 13, 2018.

Link to ORS


GNWT & MVLWB Release: Guideline for Effluent Mixing Zones

Please be advised that the final version of the Guideline for Effluent Mixing Zones is now available for staff and public use.

This updated Guideline will improve clarity for applicants and other parties with respect to water licensing decisions related to effluent discharge and the use of mixing zones.

The Guideline is posted on the Policies and Guidelines page (within “Resources” menu item) and is available for download.

Regulatory Manager Position: MVLWB

Career Opportunity - Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board

Job Title: Regulatory Manager 

Location: Yellowknife, NT 

Term/Remuneration: Full-time, permanent position (term position may be considered) 

Application Deadline: September 29, 2017

Employment Opportunity: Regulatory Specialist, WLWB

The Wek’èezhìi Land and Water Board is seeking an energetic and highly organized individual to conduct reviews and assessments of major applications for land and water use in the Wek’èezhìi Region. This challenging opportunity includes a competitive compensation and benefits package. Interested candidates are invited to apply in confidence by September 15, 2017.

Please refer to the job posting attached for further details.

Resource Co-Management Workshop Reports


The Land and Water Board’s Online Registry is back online. We thank you for your patience while we resolve this issue. Please continue to send feedback on our updated registry to Ryan Fequet

Updated: 05/05/2017


MVLWB Water Licences: Municipal Compliance and Cooperation

The Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley are responsible for issuing water licences to community governments as required by the Waters Act. However, the responsibility of ensuring and monitoring compliance is shared with the various departments of the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT).

In May 2016, the Boards requested collaboration with the GNWT to improve water licence (WL) compliancy and the effectiveness of the current licencing process.

REQUEST FOR PROPOSALS: Engineering and Scientific Support Services

The Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board (MVLWB), Sahtu Land and Water Board (SLWB), Gwich’in Land and Water Board (GLWB), and Wek’eezhii Land and Water Board (WLWB) are requesting a statement of qualifications from contractors to supply engineering and scientific support services on an as-and-when needed basis.

Updated Online Registry

The Land and Water Boards have launched our updated Online Registry. We are making every effort to avoid interruption in our service, and do recognize there are issues to address. Please send any feedback to Ryan Fequet. We appreciate your patience during the transition.

Issued: 30/01/2017


Resource Co-Management Workshop

Registration for the Hay River Resource Co-Management Workshop (January 25-26, 2017) is now closed. Thank you for participation. 

Please note that once the maximum number of participants has been reached, names will be added to a waiting list. Registration closes Friday, January 13, 2017.