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In 1999, Nunavut became the newest and largest federal territory in Canada.  Having officially separated from the Northwest Territories via the Nunavut Act (1993) and the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act (1993), the territory now includes, aside from the mainland, most of the Arctic Archipelago and Baffin Island.  Two organizational bodies were formed: the Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated was given ownership of all cash, land, resource royalties, and powers provided in the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act, while responsibility of delivering public services was assigned to the newly formed Nunavut Government (Mifflen, 2009).  Due to this disproportional assignment of responsibilities the Nunavut Government continues to be dependent on federal transfers.  In 2013-14, the Government of Nunavut received $1.4 billion in major transfers, accounting for 83% of its revenues in that year. 


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Basic Introduction
1: Central Water Legislation (Jul 07/14)

The purpose of the Nunavut Waters and Nunavut Surface Rights Tribunal Act (2002) is to give direction of the provisions of the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement (1993) related to the management of waters in Nunavut and identify transitional provisions. The NCLA establishes the Nunavut Water Board and the Surface Rights Tribunal.

In 2013, the Nunavut Waters Regulations under the Act came into force. The new regulations will include the addition of an authorized use of water or deposit of waste without a licence regime, establishment of a minimum threshold for an authorized use of water and/or deposit of waste without a licence, a simplification of schedules relating to use of water and deposit of waste, the establishment of additional water management areas, and improved spill reporting and record keeping. Other legislation around water in Nunavut includes the Public Utilities Act (1999), which is formerly the Northwest Territories Public Utilities Act (1988). 

2: Key Ministries & Departments (Jul 07/14)
The Government of Nunavut, Department of Environment has the lead responsibility for ensuring the protection, promotion, and sustainable use of natural resources in Nunavut by supporting the management of the environment, wildlife, and parks.

Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada has an overarching responsibility for water management is to provide provincial-type responsibilities, such as enforcing the conditions outlined in water licenses for the north. The Government of Nunavut, Department of Health and Social Services provides leadership, direction, and expertise in defining the mission, principles, and strategies for various health protection programs delivered within the Territory of Nunavut to promote public health including drinking water. In 1996, the Nunavut Water Board was created under the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement (1993).  The water board's responsibilities and powers lie over the use, management, and regulation of inland water in Nunavut. The purpose is to ensure the conservation and utilization of waters in Nunavut in a manner that will provide the optimum benefits for the residents of Nunavut in particular and Canadians in general (Nunavut Water Board, 2009).

3: Water Rights (Jul 07/14)
The agency primarily responsible for water allocation is the Nunavut Water Board by the Nunavut Waters and Nunavut Surface Rights Tribunal Act (2002). There is no maximum limit of withdrawal.  The duration of the license is at the discretion of the Nunavut Water Board but may not exceed 25 years.  Applications are submitted to the Nunavut Water Board with a supplementary questionnaire (as needed) and an application fee.  Process follows the principles of administrative justice based on natural justice and procedural fairness.  When the application is complete, a public notice is issued and the public has 30 days to comment.  If a public hearing is required the Nunavut Water Board does not proceed with license until a land use planning or environmental assessment has been completed.  

The Nunavut Water Board does not have enforcement powers.  Compliance and enforcement fall within the jurisdiction of the Department of Indian and Northern Affairs who have the discretion to issue penalties or fines.  To date, there has been no penalties or fines assigned to any person or company.

4: Data Collection/Monitoring (Jul 07/14)

Indian and Northern Affairs Canada manages data collection and monitoring programs in cooperation with the Government of Nunavut and Environment Canada.  Data include hydrometrics and water quality collection.  Monitoring also includes measurements of surface water flow rates or events, rain and snow measurements, or other meteorological phenomena (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, 2009).  Most, if not all, licenses issued by the Nunavut Water Board will contain reporting obligations for the licensee.  While these reporting obligations are not currently harnessed as a monitoring program, they have potential to be used in the future.

5: Transboundary Issues (Jul 07/14)

While no agreement has currently been established, there is a clause under the Nunavut Land Claims Agreement (1993), which states,

Where a drainage basin is shared between the Nunavut Settlement Area and another jurisdiction, the Government of Canada and the Territorial Government, assisted by the NWB, shall use their best efforts to negotiate agreements with other the jurisdictions concerned with the use and management of such drainage basins. (§ 13.10.1) 

Water Quality
1: Drinking Water Laws (Jul 07/14)

Guidelines for drinking water quality are published by Health Canada.  No territorial regulations exist to ensure guidelines are followed in Nunavut.  

2: Source Water Protection (Jul 07/14)

There are currently no specific source water protection policies implemented by the Government of Nunavut around source water protection in Nunavut.  Source water protection could potentially be addressed under water quality regulations.

3: Wellfield Protection (Jul 07/14)

There is currently no specific wellfield protection planning implemented by the Government of Nunavut around source water protection in Nunavut.

4: Groundwater Permitting (Jul 07/14)

Groundwater licensing law exists under Nunavut Waters and Nunavut Surface Rights Tribunal Act (2002) and is regulated through the Nunavut Water Board (Bakker, 2006).

Reporting requirements in Nunavut exist in the form license term and obligations.  When reporting is done, it is done so according to the terms of specific licenses, often by location, source, and purpose of use.  The Nunavut Waters and Nunavut Surface Rights Tribunal Act (2002) allows citizens to appeal permit decisions and there is a public registry of licensing information. 

5: Storm/Waste Water Management (Jul 07/14)

Wastewater is governed by the Nunavut Waters and Nunavut Surface Rights Tribunal Act (2002) as "waste" (Section 4, Paragraph 12).

6: Ecosystem Quality Needs (Jul 07/14)

The Department of Indian and Northern Affairs Canada has a mandate to manage water through "a comprehensive ecosystem approach; this means that planning is based on the hydrological unit of the watershed rather than political jurisdictions" (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, 2009, online)

The Nunavut Water Board is prohibited from issuing, renewing or amending a license that could have adverse affects on quality, quantity, or rate of flow. However, there appears to be no legislation or policies explicitly linking ecosystem quality needs to human actions. 

Water Quantity
1: Water Conservation Strategy (Jul 07/14)

At this time, there is no plan or strategy for water conservation.  The Nunavut Water Board could, but at this time does not, require conservation measures as a condition of licensing (Nunavut Water Board, 2010).

Learn more about Nunavut conservation initiatives and requirements from the Alliance for Water Efficiency.   

2: Ecosystem Quantity Needs (Jul 07/14)
There is currently no legislation explicitly addressing ecosystem protection regarding water withdrawals.


3: Interbasin Transfers (Jul 07/14)
The policy entitled Respecting the Prohibition of Bulk Water Removal from Major River Basins in Nunavut, released by Indian and Northern Affairs Canada in 2003 states, "The removal of freshwater in bulk quantities from the major drainage basins within Nunavut is prohibited. Any licenses submitted to the Minister authorizing bulk water removal will not be approved" (p. 3).

Bulk water removal is defined as any water transferred out of a river basin in any individual container greater than 40 litres in volume, or removal by any means that involves permanent out-of-basin transfer, whether it is by diversion (including pipeline, canal, tunnel, aqueduct, or channel), tanker or other mechanism (Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, 2003, p. 3) 
4: Climate Change Linkage (Jul 07/14)
The Nunavut Climate Change Strategy released by the Government of Nunavut, Department of Environment (2003) does not explicitly relate activities to water. 

Other initiatives the Government is part of included the Nunavut Climate Change Centre (work in progress), Canadian Climate Impacts and Adaptation Research Network, Inuit Qaujimajatuqangit of Climate Change for North and South Baffin, and the Kivalliq and Kitikmeot Northern Strategy Round Table (Council of the Federation, 2007). 
References (Jul 07/14)

Document Disclaimer:

Every effort has been made to ensure complete accuracy of the content of this briefing note but this document is only a summary and should not be considered legal or planning advice.  Please refer to the relevant legislation and regulations for further information.

References

Bakker, K. (2007). Eau Canada. Vancouver, BC: UBC Press. Council of the Federation. (2007). Climate Change:  leading practices by provincial and territorial governments in Canada.  Retrieved March 29, 2010, from http://www.councilofthefederation.ca/pdfs/CCInventoryAug3_EN.pdf de Loë R.C., Varghese, J., Ferreyra, C., & Kreutzwiser, R.D. (2007).  Water allocation and water security in Canada:  Initiating a policy dialogue for the 21st century.  Guelph, ON:  Water Policy and Governance Group, University of Guelph. Government of Canada, Department of Finance. (2013). Federal Support to Provinces and Territories. Retrieved May 12, 2014, from http://www.fin.gc.ca/fedprov/mtp-eng.asp Government of Nunavut, Department of Environment. (2003). Nunavut climate change    strategy. Retrieved March 29, 2010, from             http://www.collectionscanada.gc.ca/webarchives/20071214072639/http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/ps/nap/wat/polprohnuna01_e.html#4 INAC. (2003). A policy respecting the prohibition of bulk water removal from major          River Basins in Nunavut. Retrieved March 29, 2010 from            http://www.mediabox.com/clients/INAC/nunavut/english/pdf/Acts_Leg_Reg_PolPolicy_Bulk_Water.pdf  INAC. (2006). Report of the expert panel on safe drinking water for first nations.    Retrieved March 29, 2010, from http://www.eps-sdw.gc.ca/rprt/index_e.asp INAC. (2009). Water Management. Retrieved March 29, 2010, from http://www.ainc-inac.gc.ca/nth/wa/wm-eng.asp Kinkhead, J., Boardley, A. (2008). Analysis of Canadian and other water conservation practices and initiative, issues, opportunities, and suggested directions Prepared for the Water Conservation and Economics Task Group, Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment.  Retrieved March 29, 2010 from http://www.ccme.ca/assets/pdf/kinkead_fnl_rpt_2005_04_2.1_web.pdf Mifflen, M. (2009) The prince and the pauper - Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated and the Government of Nunavut OPTIONS POLITIQUES July - August 2009 pp 92 - 96. Northwest Territories Waters Act, S.C. 1992, c. 39 Northwest Territories Waters Regulations, SOR/93-303, (Northwest Territories Waters      Act)   Nunavut Act, S.C. 1993, c. 28 Nunavut Land Claims Agreement Act, S.C. 1993, c. 29 Nunavut Power Corporation Utility Assets Transfer Confirmation Act, S.Nu. 2001, c. 5 Nunavut Water Board. (2009). Nunavut water board. Retrieved March 29, 2010, from              http://www.nunavutwaterboard.org/en/legislation Nunavut Water Board. (2010).  About us. Retrieved March 29th, 2010, from             http://www.nunavutwaterboard.org/en/about_us Nunavut Waters and Nunavut Surface Rights Tribunal Act, S.C. 2002, c. 10   Public Utilities Act, R.S.N.W.T. 1988, c. 24 (Supp.)  
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