Chapter 22. Basin Management Approaches used in a High-Latitude Northern Catchment – The Mackenzie River Basin

  1. Robert C. Ferrier3 and
  2. Alan Jenkins4
  1. Frederick J. Wrona1,
  2. Joseph M. Culp2 and
  3. Terry D. Prowse1

Published Online: 28 OCT 2009

DOI: 10.1002/9781444307672.ch22

Handbook of Catchment Management

Handbook of Catchment Management

How to Cite

Wrona, F. J., Culp, J. M. and Prowse, T. D. (2009) Basin Management Approaches used in a High-Latitude Northern Catchment – The Mackenzie River Basin, in Handbook of Catchment Management (eds R. C. Ferrier and A. Jenkins), Wiley-Blackwell, Oxford, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781444307672.ch22

Editor Information

  1. 3

    The Macaulay Institute, Craigiebuckler, Aberdeen AB15 8QH, UK

  2. 4

    Centre for Ecology and Hydrology, Maclean Building, Crowmarsh Gifford, Wallingford, Oxfordshire OX10 8BB, UK

Author Information

  1. 1

    Water and Climate Impacts Research Centre, Environment Canada, University of Victoria, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

  2. 2

    Canadian Rivers Institute, Environment Canada, University of New Brunswick, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 OCT 2009
  2. Published Print: 2 NOV 2009

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781405171229

Online ISBN: 9781444307672



  • basin management approaches in high latitude northern catchment – Mackenzie river basin;
  • Mackenzie River Basin water resource management;
  • Peace–Athabasca Delta wetland within Wood Buffalo National Park;
  • contaminants/nutrient enrichment;
  • oil and gas production in basin and Mackenzie Gas Project (MGP);
  • flow regulation;
  • basin management and legislative responsibilities;
  • Northern River Basins Study (NRBS);
  • Northern Rivers Ecosystem Initiative (NREI)/Peace-Athabasca Delta (PAD);
  • Northern River Basins Study Board and 16 Guiding Questions


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Recent Major Stressors

  • Basin Management Programmes

  • Summary and Recommendations

  • Future Recommendations

  • References