An inaugural meeting is being held in Regina this week to come up with a plan for the Assiniboine River basin.
The three-day conference includes various water-related groups from Saskatchewan, Manitoba and North Dakota. They have gathered at the Travelodge to discuss common goals and issues and find a way to work together in the future.
Some of those issues include water quality, drought, and the flooding seen in 2011 and 2014.
Saskatchewan is getting a good dose of cold and snow this week, even though winter is still about five and a half weeks from officially kicking in.
Terri Lang with Environment Canada says we were spoiled for a while in September, and October with above normal temperatures, but clearly that couldn't last. The current cold spell came gradually, she said.
"This one was sort of getting colder, and day by day it deepened. We got a little bit of snow with it," Lang said.
Lang noted at least we've been able to ease into winter this time around.
Driving on Saskatchewan's roads is always a challenge during the winter, even if you have the proper tires on your vehicle. However, a large number of Canadians drive with tires that don't measure up to the conditions on the road.
About 50 per cent of Canadians have all-season tires year-round.
"The all-season tire performs well spring, summer, and fall," said Bill Gardiner from TSN's Motoring 2014. "But in the winter time when it gets down to anything 7 C or lower, the grip is greatly diminished."
After weeks of mild fall weather, colder temperatures are starting to settle in parts of southern Saskatchewan.
Regina's forecast for the next week shows temperatures getting no warmer than -10 C throughout the week. CJME weather specialist John Wilson says that's about 10 degrees below normal for this time of year.
"I don't think we're going to set any records," Wilson said on Himpe, Don and Sam Maciag Monday morning. "The record lows are all in the -30 range so we've obviously had this before this time of year."
Its starting to look and feel like winter in the southwest corner of the province.
A snowfall warning is in effect for the Shaunavon, Maple Creek, Val Marie and Cypress Hills areas.
Jason Knight, a meteorologist with Environment Canada said 10 to 15 centimeters or 4 to 6 inches of snow is expected.
"The heavy snow should continue throughout the rest of the day and into the evening hours before finally starting to taper off overnight as the system moves off into the United States."
Being in the middle of Saskatchewan seems to be the place to be if you want to keep away from snow.
On Saturday, Regina missed a snowy system that crossed northwest to the southeast. The system left a few centimetres of snow and some slippery highways from the Battlefords through Saskatoon and over to Moosomin.
Jason Knight with Environment Canada says Regina should be dodging another system on Sunday.
Icy conditions brought on by the sudden snowfall are wreaking havoc on Saskatoon roads Saturday.
As of 5:30 p.m., Saskatoon Police Services said they received 33 reports of minor collisions across the city. Only one of the crashes resulted in minor injuries.
Meanwhile, residents continue to share their icy road experiences on social media.
The City of Saskatoon said they have dispatched nine tandem sanders and four one-tonne sanders using a salt-sand combination to clear icy roads throughout the city.
Wintery weather has started in Saskatchewan and this time, with lower temperatures, it is more likely to stick around.
Environment Canada meteorologist Mark Melsness said an arctic high pressure system is pushing cold air down from the territories and meeting a pacific flow from the south.
Environmental critics are asking why regulations on greenhouse gas emissions were cut out of the new Saskatchewan Environmental Code.
The City of Regina is considering charging private contractors to use the city's snow dump.
"If you're spending half a million, $600,000 in foregone revenue and maintenance of that site is that fair for taxpayers to subsidize that when you could say, 'look, let's defray some of that cost,'" said Regina Mayor Michael Fougere on CJME's Himpe, Don and Sam Maciag Tuesday morning.