This report presents the NRTEE with an overview of how indigenous people have approached, and continue to approach the protection and preservation of land and resources within broader ecosystem environments.
This study identified limited examples where ESWM components were successfully applied. The effective use of a holistic approach was exemplified by a Savannah River Case Study, where a multidisciplinary panel recommended an ecological flow regime that varied depending on seasonal and yearly patterns (Richter et al., 2006). Source Protection Committees mandated in Ontario and partnerships employed under the Okanagan Sustainable Water Strategy illustrated effective and beneficial collaborative approaches between multi-stakeholder groups (OMOE, 2008). The Range of Variability and Histogram Matching approaches also provided a means to test the effectiveness of a prescribed environmental flow.