What Are We Doing About It?
Conservation Authorities Build Resiliency
The key to a more resilient Ontario lies in understanding how nature is so closely connected to our health and well-being, and to our economy; and then doing everything we can to protect, restore and conserve our ecosystems and their functions.
Conservation authorities (CAs) are local watershed management agencies, mandated to ensure the conservation, restoration and responsible management of Ontario’s water, land and natural habitats through programs that balance human, environmental and economic needs.
Approximately 95% of Ontario’s population lives in a watershed managed by a conservation authority. Thirty-one CAs are found in southern Ontario and another five CAs are located in northern Ontario. They are organized on a watershed basis.
Conservation authorities plan and deliver a wide range of nature-based solutions that help us to adapt to climate change impacts and build watershed resiliency.