Latest News and Updates

Plan for Future Water Needs

November 3, 2014

Yukon faces many challenges, such as those presented by a warming climate and growing population. How do we plan to ensure that there is sufficient water to meet the needs of nature and people, both now and in the future? YG has recently expanded its water monitoring programs, which is an example of just one action YG is taking to overcome these challenges. Visit the Plan for Future Water Needs page now to learn more!

Improving Water Management Programs

October 24, 2014

Yukon government is planning to host an annual or biennial Water Forum in Yukon to improve how information is exchanged between water managers and stakeholders. This is just one of the ways YG is improving water management programs in Yukon. Visit the Water Management Programs page to learn more!

Improving the Sharing of Water Information

October 17, 2014

Yukon government is committed to improving how it shares information about Yukon’s water. YG is working to improve the way it shares information, such as its recent efforts to improve how it shares information about concerns identified through public feedback related to water quality and water allocation data. Visit the new Improve Sharing of Water Information to learn more!

Promoting the Sustainable Use of Water

October 10, 2014

Promoting sustainable water use is one of the six priorities of the Yukon Water Strategy and Action Plan. The Yukon government is working towards this priority area by taking actions such as the promotion of Best Management Practices to licensed and unlicensed water users to sustain the quality, quantity, and health of Yukon water. Visit the new Sustainable Water Use page to learn more!

Yukon Flood Plain Risk Mapping

October 3, 2014

Join Michael Templeton from the YG Emergency Measures Office for next week’s discussion on Yukon Flood Plain Risk Mapping. This presentation will be delivered at the Yukon Beringia Interpretive Centre next Thursday, October 9 at 7:30 PM. Visit the Beringia Interpretive Centre website for further details!

Yukon Water Strategy: Safe Drinking Water

October 3, 2014

Did you know that Yukon government is providing $150,000 to Yukon College to ensure Yukon develops the drinking water professionals needed to keep water and wastewater treatment plants operating safely? This is just one of the actions YG is taking to maintain and improve access to safe drinking water across the Yukon. Head over to the new Safe Drinking Water page to learn more!

Yukon Water Strategy: Groundwater

September 26, 2014

Yukon government is committed to improving its understanding and management of Yukon’s groundwater. Learn more about the actions being taken as part of the Yukon Water Strategy and Action Plan by visiting the new page on groundwater!

Yukon Water Strategy: Implementation

August 25, 2014

Learn more about implementation of the Yukon Water Strategy and Action Plan by visiting the new Implementation page. One item to highlight is the addition of two new maps that show the locations for current and planned hydrometric and water quality monitoring stations.

Southern Lakes Water Levels Near Normal

July 17, 2014

Water levels in the Southern Lakes begun this season below normal levels. The large rainfall event on July 4, 2014 centered over the region caused water levels to increase rapidly to near normal conditions.

Living Water Policy Project

July 7, 2014

View the Living Water Policy Project website to learn more about water policy information in Canada. There are a variety of topics to explore. Some highlights include: a brief history of water management in Yukon, central water legislation, data collection and monitoring, drinking water laws, as well as climate change linkage.