Evaluation of Water Resource Management and Use program

Final Report
Audit and Evaluation Branch
October 24, 2014

Report Clearance Steps
Planning phase completed February 2014
Report sent for management response September 2014
Management response received September 2014
Report completed September 2014
Report approved by the Deputy Minister (DM) October 2014



The Evaluation Project Team would like to thank those individuals who contributed to this project, particularly members of the Evaluation Committee as well as all interviewees and survey respondents who provided insights and comments crucial to this evaluation. The Evaluation Project Team was led by Susan Wharton, under the direction of the Environment Canada Evaluation Director, William Blois, and included Urszula Adamik, Lindsay Comeau, Sarah Flesher, Sara Halford and Natalie Janssens.

Prepared by the Evaluation Division, Audit and Evaluation Branch

Acronyms used in the report

ADM: Assistant Deputy Minister
CEAA: Canadian Environmental Assessment Act
CESD: Commissioner of the Environment and Sustainable Development
CRT: Columbia River Treaty
DG: Director General
EC: Environment Canada
ESB: Environmental Stewardship Branch
FTE: Full-time Equivalent
G&C: Grants and Contributions
GEMS: Global Environmental Monitoring Systems
IAB: International Affairs Branch
IJC: International Joint Commission
IRIA: International River Improvements Act
LWCB: Lake of the Woods Control Board
MAA: Master Agreement on Apportionment
MOU: Memorandum of Understanding
MRBB: Mackenzie River Basin Board
MSC: Meteorological Service of Canada
O&M: Operating and Maintenance
ORRPB: Ottawa River Regulation Planning Board
PPWB: Prairie Provinces Water Board
RDG: Regional Director General
S&T: Science and Technology
SPA: Specified Purpose Account
UNEP: United Nations Environment Programme
US: United States
USACE: US Army Corps of Engineers
USGS: US Geological Survey
VNR: Vote Netted Revenue
WAC: Water Availability Committee
WRMU: Water Resource Management and Use

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