This page was updated on: November 6, 2017

About the Board

Yukon Water Board objective:

'...provide for the conservation, development, and utilization of waters in a manner that will provide the optimum benefit from them for all Canadians and for the residents of the Yukon in particular.'    ~Waters Act

About the Yukon Water Board

The Board issues water use licences for the use of water and/or the deposit of waste to water. The Board is an independent body established under the Waters Act and the Water Board Secretariat provides administrative support and works on the Board’s behalf.

The Board operates similarly to a court of law in that it is evidence-based. Licence decisions are made objectively on the facts presented either on a register and/or at a public hearing.

The Board meets on a monthly basis and is made up of a maximum of nine members. These members are appointed by the Minister of the Executive Council Office; each of the following organizations nominate three members:





McDonald, Piers

Government of Yukon

December 10, 2018


Government of Yukon

February 26, 2019

Momeyer, Steven

Government of Yukon

January 31, 2020

Barrett, Wesley

Council of Yukon First Nations

May 15, 2019

Sidney, Carl

Council of Yukon First Nations

January 31, 2020

Warrington, Blanche

Council of Yukon First Nations

January 31, 2020

Leckie, Anne

Federal (Indigenous and Northern Affairs)

April 27, 2020

Bowen, Jon

Federal (Environment and Climate Change)

April 17, 2020

Sullivan, Paul

Federal (Health)

September 20, 2020