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Conservation and Water Stewardship


July 22nd, 2014 - ENVIRONMENT ACT CONSULTATION   File: 5711.00

Building on our commitment made in TomorrowNow – Manitoba’s Green Plan, the Province is soliciting input from the public on possible amendments to The Environment Act and potential new protocols for environmental assessments. All Manitobans are invited and encouraged to provide input.

The purpose of undertaking the review is to ensure the Act continues to provide an effective framework for environmental protection and enforcement, and reflects the values and technologies of today’s society. Additionally, the review will provide an opportunity to enhance existing tools such as the public registry system, identify new tools such as cumulative effects assessments, and identify new areas for assessment such as climate change and other resource developments currently not covered by the Act.

To review proposed changes and offer comments and suggestions, please read the Environment Act Consultation: The road to enhancing environmental protection in Manitoba".

The public will have until September 30, 2014 to comment. All comments can be sent to

For more information on TomorrowNow, visit:

May 29th, 2014 - Regional Cumulative Effects Assessment -  Hydro Developments on the Churchill, Burntwood and Nelson River Systems    File: 5714.00

Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship and Manitoba Hydro have agreed to undertake a regional cumulative effects assessment (RCEA) to address Recommendation 13.2 of the Clean Environment Commission’s Report on Public Hearing for the Bipole III Project.    This recommendation concerns the conduct of a RCEA for all Manitoba Hydro projects and associated infrastructure in the Nelson River sub-watershed.

Terms of Reference for the assessment are posted on the project webpage, and other material related to the assessment will be posted as it becomes available. 

March 1, 2013 – Public Registry Change in Location

Effective immediately, the Main Public Registry located at the Conservation and Water Stewardship Library at 123 Main Street in Winnipeg has moved to the Legislative Library at 200 Vaughn Street in Winnipeg.