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The Saskatchewan Government is creating two Agricultural Water Management Advisory Boards as a part of new legislation surrounding the Water Security Agency.

Scott Moe, the minister responsible for the WSA, says they have been working on updating drainage laws in the province for the last few years.

"This came about after a number of years where we had more than what is considered more than average rainfall in most area's of the province," he said. "Those regulations were introduced in September 2015 and now they have been further supported by this legislation that was put through the legislature this spring.

He also says these boards will be key as they continue to work on updating the ag water management strategy.

"The first technical boards is in response for producers wanting the second line of defence if they have a question with respect to a permit being issued or not being issued," Moe said. "The other board that I look forward to working with is the advisory board. This is a step in the process and there is a fair amount more work to do as we refine this ag water management strategy."

Moe adds the technical board will be made up of experts in engineering, hydrology and water management, while the advisory board will include representatives from a number of farm and conservation groups, including A-PAS and Ducks Unlimited.

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