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The Manitoba Challenge: Linking Water and Land Management for Climate Adaptation

Henry David Venema, Bryan Oborne, and Cynthia Neudoerffer
Created: 12/31/2009 - Updated: 3/14/2019


The authors argue in this new study that ecological watershed management has the potential to be a critical climate change adaptation strategy in Manitoba, a region of Canada that is projected to experience even more variable rainfall extremes. The report presents the case for technological and institutional innovation to enable effective ecological watershed management. Key elements of this innovation agenda include governance reform at the water-land interface, re-purposing existing resources, and designing new economic instruments to support watershed management.

Published On

Friday, January 1, 2010


State / Provincial
Sector Addressed: 
Land Use Planning
Water Resources
Target Climate Changes and Impacts: 
Air temperature
Habitat extent
Oxygen concentrations (hypoxia)
Water quality
Water temperature
Type of Adaptation Action/Strategy: 
Capacity Building
Governance and Policy
Climate Type: