Saskatchewan Alliance For Water Sustainability

About Us

The Saskatchewan Alliance for Water Sustainability (SAWS) is made up of three community interest groups: Last Mountain Lake Stewardship Group, Calling Lakes Eco Museum and Crooked/Round Lake Flood Committee. We are a group of citizens working together with all concerned residents in and around the Qu’Appelle Valley communities, to sustain and enhance the water quality of Last Mountain Lake, Fishing Lakes, Crooked Lake and Round Lake for present and future generations.
SAWS goals are: to implement long term solutions for the Quill Lake high water levels that will benefit all stake holders; farm producers, lake residents and recreational users; by bringing together a round table discussion involving all levels of government, science and research experts, potash and oil industry and public consultation.
Your Contributions can be sent to:
Save Last Mtn/Qu’Appelle Lakes Inc.
#250 2550-15th Avenue, Regina SK S4P 1A5

Recent Updates

November 2023

WSA Reports

2023 WSA Reports Comments and Highlights

Reviewers Commnets by Garth van der Kamp and Ferris effects on ground water

Reviewer Comments Water Quality Assessment of Wetland Drainage and Retention Scenarios

SCDA Appendix Reviewers Comments

Garth van der Kamp Wetland drainage effects on groundwater

Bob Clark Agricultural Wetland Drainage and Wildife Habitat

SCDA Analysis of Drainage Mitigation Policy Outcomes for Saskatchewan

Reviewer Comments Habitat

Refining the economic and agronomic costs of wetland mitigation research report – PAMI

Summary of Results From Demo and Research Projects Graph

Status of Wetland loss in Sk Etienne Shupena-Soulodre

Associated Engineering Analysis of Wetland Migitation Policy Outcomes Summary

June 2023

SAWS Media release June 2023 Final

CLEM letter to Premier Scott Moe May 2023 a1 for email


Quill Lake Levels:

Ramsar Press Release Quill Lakes 1 (1)

Presentation by Peter Leavitt Treaty 4 2018

What is a Watershed?

November 2022

Audit Request – Tara Clemett – Oct 2022

Leavitt SK Ag Man Mit policy review 16 Nov 2022

November 2018

Urgent action Needed to Curb Possible Debilitating loss of Natural Infra…

Quill Lakes – Global Instit paper (4)

January 2019

Insightrix Report Media Release

Saskatchewan Agricultural Water Management Strategy – Blackbird Bulletin

WSA Priority Drainage Networks (1)

February 2019

Ramsar Presentation

Wetlands Help Us Cope

April 2019

Canola Digest

Eco Friendly Sask

Globe and Mail

August 2019

Sask Power Final

Sask Energy Final

CIC Final

October 2019

Line locates-Sask Power Response July 2019

Line locates-CIC response July 2019

Line locates -WSA Greg Ottenbreit response Aug 2019

Line locates- SAWS response Sept 2019-WSA Greg Ottenbreit

January 2020

WSA Susan Ross – Response to Ten Directives

WSA Susan Ross – Ten Directives

WSA Greg Ottenbreit – meeting request

Thesis Paleoenvironmental and Paleolimnological Reconstruction of the Big Quill Lake, SK (1)

Alberta watershed praised for flood protection Western Producer Jan 2020 (1)

The Future Looks Bleak

Health Threat


February 2020

WSA-SAWS-QLWA Meeting Minutes Feb 13, 2020

Common Ground Drainage Channel Diversion

March 2020

WSA SAWS – Greg Ottenbreit March 2020

April 2020

WSA Follow-up Letter to Ottenbreit April 27, 2020

May 2020

WSA Ottenbreit-Follow up Qtrly meeting May 22, 2020

WSA Ottenbreit – Critical issues May 25, 2020

September 2020

WSA-Greg Ottenbreit – Sept 1, 2020

November 2021

City of Regina response toCLEM and Sample Results to Downstream Users

City of Regina – Sampling Concerns 1 (2)

March  2022

5 Acre Plan – SAWS to Odelein March 2022

May  2022

Related Documents


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Manitoba Co-operator  –  Wetland drainage destroys natural flood protection, which contributes to flooding. Floods in 2011 and 2014 each cost the Manitoba economy $1 billion …


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