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In Yukon, the Waters Act and Regulations are the primary legislation that guides the management and sustainable use of Yukon’s water resources. . The Yukon Water Board is an independent tribunal established under the Waters Act that is responsible for issuing water licences.
There are nine different types of undertakings that a water licence may fall under. Each undertaking is described in the Water Regulations on page 13. Undertaking types include:
Although each project is considered on an individual basis, below are some common triggers under the Waters Act:
Other key considerations:
If you have any project-specific questions about water licence triggers, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.