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
Multi-Agency and International Collaboration

Partners by watershed

Salmon River
Lower Little Bow River

Pipestone Creek
South Tobacco Creek/Steppler
South Nation
Bras d'Henri and Fourchette
Black Brook

Thomas Brook
Souris River

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 BMP implementation, project management, data collection and analysis, economics, and hydrologic and integrated modelling.

Salmon River

Fraser Basin Council Society *
Salmon River Watershed Society
University of Victoria (Department of Biology, Water and Aquatic Sciences Research Program) *
British Columbia Ministry of Agriculture
British Columbia Ministry of Environment
BC Hydro
BC Agriculture Council
Thompson Rivers University
Canadian Wheat Board
Westwold Livestock Association - a local association of the BC Cattlemen's Association

Lower Little Bow River

County of Lethbridge *
University of Alberta *
Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development
Environment Canada

Pipestone Creek

Lower Souris River Watershed Committee *
University of Alberta
Saskatchewan Water Security Agency *
University of Regina
University of Saskatchewan

South Tobacco Creek

Deerwood Soil and Water Management Association *
University of Guelph *
University of Alberta *
Environment Canada
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
Manitoba Agriculture, Food and Rural Initiatives (MAFRI)
Manitoba Water Stewardship
University of Manitoba

South Nation

South Nation Conservation *
Environment Canada
Health Canada
Public Health Agency of Canada
Ontario Ministry of Agriculture and Food
Ontario Federation of Agriculture
University of Ottawa
INRA - French National Institute for Agricultural Research
University of Bourgogne (University of Burgundy), France (in French only)
University of Alberta
Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences
North Carolina State University
Lincoln University-New Zealand
University of Minnesota
Lapointe Drainage
Agri-Drain (USA)

Bras d'Henri and Fourchette

Club de fertilisation de la Beauce (in French only) *
The Research and Development Institute for the Agri-Environment (Institut de recherche et de développement en agroenvironnement - IRDA) *
Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) - Eau, Terre, Environnement Research Centre *
McGill University *
Université Laval *
Ministère de l'Agriculture, des Pêcheries et de l'Alimentation du Québec (MAPAQ) (in French only)
Ministère du Développement durable, de l'Environnement de la faune et des Parcs du Québec
Canadian Space Agency
Fédération de l'UPA de la Côte-du-Sud (Federated Union of Agricultural Producers, Côte-du-Sud region (in French only)

Black Brook

University of New Brunswick *
Eastern Canada Soil and Water Conservation Centre *
Fisheries and Oceans Canada
New Brunswick Department of Agriculture, Aquaculture and Fisheries
New Brunswick Department of Environment and Local Government
Potatoes New Brunswick
Environment Canada
Research and Development Institute for the Agri-Environment (Institut de recherche et de développement en agroenvironnement - IRDA)

Thomas Brook

Nova Scotia Agricultural College *
Cornwallis Headwaters Society *
Dalhousie University *
Nova Scotia Department of Natural Resources
Acadia Centre for Estuarine Research, Acadia University
Environment Canada
Perennia (formally Agrapoint International)
Canadian Water Network

Souris River

Prince Edward Island Wildlife Federation - Souris and Area Branch *
Nova Scotia Agricultural College
PEI Dept. of Environment, Labour and Justice *
PEI Dept of Agriculture and Forestry
University of PEI / Department of Biology *
Natural Resources Canada
Canadian Rivers Institute

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:

National Agri-Environmental Standards Initiative (NAESI)
National Agri-Environmental Health Analysis and Reporting Program (NAHARP)
Sustainable Agriculture Environmental Systems (SAGES)
National Water Quality Surveillance Program
Canadian Water Network (CWN)
USDA Conservation Effects Assessment Project (CEAP)