(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2014)

Document title

Toward cumulative effects assessment and management in the Athabasca watershed, Alberta, Canada

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

NOBLE B.F. (1) ; SWARUK J.S. (2) ; PATRICK R.J. (1) ;
(1) Dept. of Geography and Planning and School of the Environment and Sustainability, Univ. of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, CANADA
(2) Dept. of Geography and Planning, Univ. of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, CANADA


This article examines watershed cumulative effects assessment and management (CEAM) in the Athabasca watershed, Alberta, Canada, based on the presence of a lead agency; enabling legislation; financial and human resources; data management and coordination; multi-scaled monitoring; CEAM baselines, indicators, and thresholds; multi-stakeholder collaboration; and vertical and horizontal linkages. Results show that while there was broad agreement amongst participants concerning the necessity for these requisites, there is also considerable uncertainty respecting these requisite performances in this watershed. Participants noted a lack of willingness to share data to support CEAM, especially spatial data, as well as a lack of confidence in the integrity of water monitoring data. An absence of coordination and leadership for watershed CEAM has contributed to financial, human, and technical capacity limitations as well as power asymmetries respecting multi-stakeholder engagement


Article of periodic

published at : Canadian geographer / ISSN 0008-3658 / CODEN CNGGAR

Editor : Canadian Association of Geographers, Toronto - CANADA (1950)

Millesime : 2014, vol. 58, no3 [pp. 315-328]

Bibliographic references : 3 p.

Collation : 1 tabl., 1 carte



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 10368

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Go to electronic document thanks to its DOI : doi:10.1111/cag.12063

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