The Watershed Evaluation of Beneficial Management Practices (WEBs) was a multi-disciplinary program, comprised of experts in agricultural, environmental and watershed research; economics; hydrology and modelling. Expertise came from a variety of different organizations including Canadian and international universities and colleges, conservation groups (Ducks Unlimited Canada) and other non-governmetal organizations, the United States Department of Agriculture, provincial and municipal government departments, and other federal departments (Environment Canada, Health Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Public Health Agency of Canada, Canadian Wheat Board, Canadian Space Agency). The diversity of skills resulting from this community of practice was one of the program's greatest strengths and resulted in high-quality collaborative research. The outstanding support and co-operation of local producers was another key to the success of WEBs.

Partners by watershed

More than 70 organizations Canada-wide were involved in WEBs. The following universities, watershed organizations, provincial and federal government departments and non-government organizations provided technical assistance or in-kind support to the WEBs watersheds listed below.

Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) had contribution agreements with 25 different regional partners (denoted with an asterisk below) to assist with beneficial management practices (BMP) implementation, project management, data collection and analysis, economics, and hydrologic and integrated modelling.

Salmon River

Lower Little Bow River

Pipestone Creek

South Tobacco Creek

South Nation

Bras d'Henri and Fourchette

Black Brook

Thomas Brook

Souris River

Multi-Agency and International Collaboration

Collaborative research and data sharing with other initiatives was encouraged in WEBs watershed projects.

The following programs and initiatives have conducted collaborative work within WEBs watersheds: