Watershed Evaluation of Beneficial Management Practices
This program ended on March 31, 2013. Information is for consultation purposes only.
The Watershed Evaluation of Beneficial Management Practices (WEBs) program was a successful nine-year Government of Canada initiative to determine the economic and water quality impacts of selected agricultural beneficial management practices (BMPs) at nine watershed sites across Canada.
WEBs was launched in 2004 with Ducks Unlimited Canada as a major funding partner. Over 70 other government, academic and local watershed conservation groups were also partners in the program. WEBs was designed to enhance land-use decision making at the farm and landscape levels.
Prior to WEBs, the costs and environmental benefits of BMPs were seldom measured beyond small plot and field experiments. By assessing BMPs at the watershed scale, researchers were able to get a clearer picture of their performance by evaluating the combined effects of soils, topography, local climate and land use. To make the findings applicable to the agricultural landscape, WEBs studies were conducted on working farms where operational realities were taken into consideration in designing and conducting BMP experiments. Read more about the Watershed Evaluation of Beneficial Management Practices approach.
Select a WEBs watershed below:
- Salmon River, near Kamloops, British Columbia
- Lower Little Bow River, near Lethbridge, Alberta
- Pipestone Creek, near Moosomin, Saskatchewan
- South Tobacco Creek/Steppler, near Miami, Manitoba
- South Nation, near Ottawa, Ontario
- Bras d'Henri and Fourchette, near Quebec City, Quebec
- Black Brook, near Grand Falls, New Brunswick
- Thomas Brook, near Kentville, Nova Scotia
- Souris River, near Souris, Prince Edward Island
For more information on the WEBs program, you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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