Policies and Guidelines

Applicants for Land Use Permits and Water Licences are encouraged to be familiar with the Acts and Regulations that govern the use of land and water, and the deposit of waste in the Mackenzie Valley. The Resources section of our website is dedicated to providing helpful and accurate information to all stakeholders. If you have ideas for content that would be helpful, please contact Simon Whitehouse via email

Land and Water Board Documents

*Please note that as a result of devolution, as of April 1, 2014, legislative references have changed. Relevant products will be updated to reflect these changes. 

Should you have any questions regarding these documents, please contact Angela Plautz.





MVLWB/GNWT Operation and Maintenance Plan Templates for Municipal Water Licences:

Determinations and Decisions

Memorandums of Understanding 

LWB Drafts

External Documents

The following documents were not created by the Mackenzie Valley Land and Water Board, and may serve as technical reference resources and supplementary information for the above MVLWB documents. 

Aquatic Effects Monitoring Programs


Consultation and Engagement

Environmental Assessment


Land Use Planning

Mine Closure and Reclamation

Northern Land Use Guidelines


Waste Management

The following are documents to assist with managing waste (as referenced throughout the MVLWB’s Solid Waste Facility template):