CEWF Releases 2018 Priorities

CEWF Releases 2018 Priorities

CEWF Priorities for 2018

CEWF’s main priority will continue to be advocating for an Integrated Approach to Water Management at the Watershed level. In 2018 this includes:

–  The CEWF will continue to work with TSW management and in particular the new water management engineer to build on the excellent water management experience of the drought during 2016 and the extreme rainfall events of 2017, which saw the interests of all parts of the system recognized in the water management effort.

–  The CEWF will follow through with the TSW on the CEWF’s significant Preferred Water Levels Report filed with the TSW in 2017.

–  In anticipation of the TSW embarking on a long term strategic review, the CEWF will seek to provide input to their deliberations.

–  CEWF will work with the TSW to develop a proposed framework for climate change considerations for the entire Trent River basin as well as the Haliburton Sector.

–  CEWF will continue to advocate for the development and acquisition of improved constraint based water operations and planning models.

What is the CEWF?

The Coalition for Equitable Water Flow, (CEWF), is a coalition of 32 Member Lake Associations (including the KLCOA) which includes 91% of the Trent Severn Waterway’s (TSW’s) reservoir lake storage capacity and covers the sub-watersheds of the Gull, Burnt & Mississauga Rivers plus Nogies, Eel’s & Jack’s creeks. The Coalition aims to represent the interests of 35,000+ shoreline property owners in the “Haliburton Sector” of the Trent watershed, which includes 35 reservoir and several flow-through (RaFT) lakes in Haliburton County and northern Peterborough County.  The CEWF was originally formed in 2006 to provide input to the Panel on the Future of the Trent Severn Waterway. Since then, the mandate has evolved to provide effective liaison between the Coalition members and the TSW on issues of water conservation and management.