What's New?

#loveNWTwater Campaign - It's about time that we all start to re-love NWT water and decrease our reliance on single use plastic bottles.

Trout Lake Hazardous Waste Clean Up Project - Ecology North recently received funding from the World Wildlife Fund to continue our source water implementation work with the community of Trout Lake!

Trout Lake Water Quality Results 2015-2016 - Ecology North just wrapped up a source water implementation and water quality sampling project with the community of Trout Lake. The results are in and it's full steam ahead for the 2016 season!


Ecology North supports and facilitates projects that contribute to effective, long-term stewardship of NWT water resources. Our work is largely guided by the vision and goals laid out in the Northern Voices, Northern Water: NWT Water Stewardship Strategy which are designed to ensure that:

  • waters that flow into, within or through the NWT are substantially unaltered in quality, quantity and rates of flow
  • residents have access to safe, clean and plentiful drinking water at all times
  • aquatic ecosystems are healthy and diverse
  • residents can rely on their water to sustain their communities and economies
  • residents are involved in and knowledgeable about water stewardship
  • everyone making water stewardship decisions work together to share and communicate information

Ecology North believes that we can work towards these goals through integrated programming that engages all NWT governments, communities, and residents - including youth, elders and adults - in learning about and sharing their knowledge related to water. Here you will find an overview of our current and past projects that have sought to do just that.