Executive Council Office

Boards and Committees

Water Board (Yukon)

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Address: Suite 106, 419 Range Road, Whitehorse, Yukon, Y1A 3V1

Phone: 867-456-3980 | Fax: 867-456-3890


Mandate

To provide for the conservation, development and utilization of waters for the benefit of all Canadians and for the residents of Yukon in particular. We achieve this by issuing licenses for the use of water and/or the deposit of waste.

Authority:

Period: 1970's to present
Type: Regulatory


Membership

Cabinet appoints between 4 and 9 members and the Premier appoints 1 Chair and 1 Vice-Chair from the membership.

  • 1/3 (one-third) of the members are nominated by the Council for Yukon First Nations (UFA sec.14.4.1) 
  • up to 3 members are nominated by the Premier of Yukon
  • remaining members are comprised of at least 1 nominee from each federal department most directly concerned with the management of waters (most recently Indian Affairs and Northern Development, Environment Canada and Health Canada).

Appointment process: Order in Council

Requirements: No legislated criteria required to join.

Term: 3 years.

Meetings: At least once a month and as required.

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Current members:

Name Position From: To:
Komaromi, Greg Member 02/27/2016 02/26/2019
Johnstone, Loralee   Chair   12/11/2015   12/10/2018
Johnson, Stephen Member 04/24/2014 04/23/2017
Barrett, Wesley     Member 05/16/2016 05/15/2019