Wascana & Upper Qu’Appelle Watersheds Association
Taking Responsibility Inc.
Wascana & Upper Qu’Appelle Watersheds Association Taking Responsibility (WUQWATR) is a non-profit organization with a focus on promoting watershed stewardship through communications and programming initiatives.
WUQWATR, founded in 2008, exists to help protect surface and ground waters.
The association’s boundaries extend from Regina to Humboldt and from Central Butte to Tyvan.
It is one of the largest watershed stewardship areas in Saskatchewan, covering more than 23,443 km² with more than 109 communities.
The aim is to ensure sustainable, healthy watersheds.
To achieve this goal, WUQWATR works with members as well as individual agricultural producers, government and industry.
WUQWATR delivers programming to landowners and municipalities within our watersheds.
Funding is provided by public and private sector sponsors.
WUQWATR promotes source water protection, agricultural water management, flood and drought preparedness, and climate change initiatives.
The Source Water Protection Plan guided activities in the early years.
Because the majority of the plan’s action items have been delivered, a Strategic Plan now guides our vision.
Email [email protected] to obtain a copy of either document.
The Strategic Plan was developed by community members from our four Sub-Watersheds:
- Last Mountain Lake
- Qu’Appelle River, and
- Wascana Creek.
The Saskatchewan Watershed Authority and technical experts helped community members develop the plan.
“Getting to the Source” was published in March 2008 and as a result WUQWATR was created to ensure that the recommendations developed by the community were implemented.