The Prince Edward Island Watershed Alliance (PEIWA) is non-profit cooperative association of watershed management groups on Prince Edward Island.
Access to clean, safe water is a fundamental human right and essential for the physical, social and economic well-being of all Prince Edward Island residents
Environmental stewardship is at the forefront of the work of the Alliance; water conservation and water quality issues must be considered in the global context and related to other environmental issues such as climate change
Each member watershed group is autonomous; its capacity to develop and achieve its own goals must be respected
Successful action depends on willingness to engage communities and to work collaboratively with other community-based organizations and sectors including, but not limited to, agriculture, fishing and shell-fishing, forestry, community or municipal councils, and tourism
Active participation of member watershed groups is essential for the success of the Alliance
Member groups are equal in status, regardless of size or number of years in existence
Serve as a strong, representative voice for community-based watershed organizations
Support new and existing watershed groups in their development
Support all watershed groups to carry out the work they have defined as necessary to improve and protect the environmental quality of their watersheds
Promote and improve communication and cooperation between watershed groups in P.E.I.
Facilitate opportunities for watershed groups to collaborate on the provision of training and services
Ensure that watershed planning and conservation efforts are taking place in all P.E.I. watersheds
Ensure that issues affecting the environmental quality of our watersheds are addressed
Provide input into public policy and programs that support conservation, protection and enhancement of Prince Edward Island’s watersheds
Create public awareness of watershed issues and of the role of individuals and community in addressing those issues