City of Edmonton Strategic Approach to Environmental Management  Office of the Environment
Presentation Outline <ul><li>City’s Approach to Environmental Management </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Strategic Plan </...
Approach to Environmental Management Corporate Mission Statement <ul><li>“The City of Edmonton is  committed to conscienti...
Approach to Environmental Management Departmental Responsibility <ul><li>Environmental  responsibility remains with operat...
Approach to Environmental Management   Office of the Environment Mandate <ul><li>Office of the Environment is a “small” co...
Environmental Strategic Plan Environmental Vision Statement <ul><li>“ Edmontonians sustain and enhance their environment f...
Environmental Strategic Plan Mandate & Purpose <ul><li>Mandate:  Plan Edmonton includes, as a     priority, “Protection of...
Environmental Strategic Plan Developed In Three Parts <ul><li>Part 1: Policy Document … Approved by  Council in 1999  </li...
Environmental Strategic Plan What Is It? <ul><li>Defines overall strategic direction for wide-ranging environmental issues...
Environmental Strategic Plan   Linkage To Other Plans <ul><ul><li>Plan Edmonton </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drainage Master...
Environmental Strategic Plan 19   Environmental Topics <ul><li>ENVIRONMENTAL </li></ul><ul><li>RECEPTORS </li></ul><ul><li...
Environmental Strategic Plan  Plan Details For Each Topic <ul><li>topic overview </li></ul><ul><li>current approach and ap...
Strategic Directions for Topic Areas <ul><li>Climate Change  - Reduce community wide greenhouse gas emissions. </li></ul><...
Strategic Directions for Topic Areas <ul><li>Drinking Water  - Maintain a safe and reliable potable water supply. </li></u...
Strategic Directions for Topic Areas <ul><li>Industrial Releases  - Continue to prevent and mitigate harmful industrial re...
Strategic Directions for Topic Areas <ul><li>Noise  - Continue to mitigate and reduce exposure to excessive noise. </li></...
City’s Environmental Performance     Implementing the Plan <ul><ul><li>Plan  - Strategic Plan Policy </li></ul></ul><ul><u...
<ul><li>Provides timely updates of progress in the 19 topic areas to City Council </li></ul><ul><li>Development of perform...
<ul><li>Provides a snapshot of the state of the environment in Edmonton </li></ul><ul><li>Organized on the basis of the 19...
City’s Environmental Performance   Highlights of Environmental Leadership <ul><li>Waste Management   </li></ul><ul><ul><li...
City’s Environmental Performance   Highlights of Environmental Leadership <ul><li>Climate Change </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CO ...
City’s Environmental Performance   Highlights of Environmental Leadership <ul><li>Ambient Air </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Partic...
Summary <ul><li>A great variety and number of environmental issues for municipalities </li></ul><ul><li>Environment pillar...
Closing Comments <ul><li>Great challenges for all of us in moving to a sustainable society </li></ul><ul><li>All orders of...
City of Edmonton Strategic Approach to Environmental Management  Mark Brostrom, Senior Environmental Engineer Office of th...
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City of Edmonton Strategic Approach to Environmental Management

  1. 1. City of Edmonton Strategic Approach to Environmental Management Office of the Environment
  2. 2. Presentation Outline <ul><li>City’s Approach to Environmental Management </li></ul><ul><li>Environmental Strategic Plan </li></ul><ul><li>City’s Environmental Performance </li></ul>
  3. 3. Approach to Environmental Management Corporate Mission Statement <ul><li>“The City of Edmonton is committed to conscientious and responsible environmental management, practices and stewardship in all aspects of its corporate activities.” </li></ul>
  4. 4. Approach to Environmental Management Departmental Responsibility <ul><li>Environmental responsibility remains with operating areas </li></ul><ul><li>Reliance on interdepartmental co-operation, sharing of expertise and responsibilities </li></ul>
  5. 5. Approach to Environmental Management Office of the Environment Mandate <ul><li>Office of the Environment is a “small” corporate entity </li></ul><ul><li>Currency in broader environmental issues </li></ul><ul><li>A focal point for environmental information & provide status reports </li></ul><ul><li>Develop/facilitate/monitor environmental goals & policies </li></ul>
  6. 6. Environmental Strategic Plan Environmental Vision Statement <ul><li>“ Edmontonians sustain and enhance their environment for present and future citizens, in harmony with the global community.” </li></ul>
  7. 7. Environmental Strategic Plan Mandate & Purpose <ul><li>Mandate: Plan Edmonton includes, as a priority, “Protection of the Natural Environment” </li></ul><ul><li>Purpose: Provide long-term direction through policies and programs to maintain and enhance the natural environment </li></ul>
  8. 8. Environmental Strategic Plan Developed In Three Parts <ul><li>Part 1: Policy Document … Approved by Council in 1999 </li></ul><ul><li>Part 2: Environmental Strategic Plan Implementation … “Reports on Environmental Performance” </li></ul><ul><li>Part 3: State of the Environment Reporting … “Edmonton’s Environment: A Snapshot 2002” </li></ul>
  9. 9. Environmental Strategic Plan What Is It? <ul><li>Defines overall strategic direction for wide-ranging environmental issues ... 19 areas </li></ul><ul><li>Provides a focus for environmental improvement in Edmonton </li></ul><ul><li>Long term in nature ... but also addresses short and medium term issues </li></ul><ul><li>Plan is developed in concert with stakeholders </li></ul>
  10. 10. Environmental Strategic Plan Linkage To Other Plans <ul><ul><li>Plan Edmonton </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Drainage Master Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Transportation Master Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Waste Management Strategic Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Infrastructure Strategy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Long Range Financial Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Corporate Business Plan </li></ul></ul>
  11. 11. Environmental Strategic Plan 19 Environmental Topics <ul><li>ENVIRONMENTAL </li></ul><ul><li>RECEPTORS </li></ul><ul><li>Drinking Water </li></ul><ul><li>Surface Water </li></ul><ul><li>Indoor Air </li></ul><ul><li>Ambient Air </li></ul><ul><li>Ozone Layer </li></ul><ul><li>CONSERVATION </li></ul><ul><li>Climate Change </li></ul><ul><li>Natural Heritage </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Urban Form </li></ul><ul><li>Agricultural Lands </li></ul><ul><li>Waste Management </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Management </li></ul><ul><li>STRESSORS </li></ul><ul><li>Industrial Releases </li></ul><ul><li>Hazardous Materials </li></ul><ul><li>Contaminated Lands </li></ul><ul><li>Pesticides </li></ul><ul><li>Noise </li></ul><ul><li>Light Pollution </li></ul><ul><li>Electric & Magnetic </li></ul><ul><li>Fields </li></ul><ul><li>Acid Rain </li></ul>
  12. 12. Environmental Strategic Plan Plan Details For Each Topic <ul><li>topic overview </li></ul><ul><li>current approach and approved policy </li></ul><ul><li>strategic direction </li></ul><ul><li>objective </li></ul><ul><li>key strategies </li></ul><ul><li>recommended level of action </li></ul>
  13. 13. Strategic Directions for Topic Areas <ul><li>Climate Change - Reduce community wide greenhouse gas emissions. </li></ul><ul><li>Natural Heritage - Protect natural heritage. </li></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Urban Form - Plan for an urban form that is environmentally and fiscally sustainable in the long term. </li></ul><ul><li>Agricultural Lands - Continue to preserve agricultural lands in balance with other land uses. </li></ul><ul><li>Waste Management - Improve waste management practices. </li></ul><ul><li>Energy Management - Improve energy efficiency. </li></ul>
  14. 14. Strategic Directions for Topic Areas <ul><li>Drinking Water - Maintain a safe and reliable potable water supply. </li></ul><ul><li>Surface Water - Improve surface water quality. </li></ul><ul><li>Indoor Air - Improve indoor air quality. </li></ul><ul><li>Ambient Air - Maintain and improve ambient air quality. </li></ul><ul><li>Ozone Layer - Reduce emissions of ozone depleting substance from City operations. </li></ul>
  15. 15. Strategic Directions for Topic Areas <ul><li>Industrial Releases - Continue to prevent and mitigate harmful industrial releases. </li></ul><ul><li>Hazardous Material - Continue to reduce exposure to hazardous materials. </li></ul><ul><li>Contaminated Lands - Reduce land contamination. </li></ul><ul><li>Pesticides - Continue to minimize exposure to pesticides. </li></ul>
  16. 16. Strategic Directions for Topic Areas <ul><li>Noise - Continue to mitigate and reduce exposure to excessive noise. </li></ul><ul><li>Light Pollution - Monitor and assess the situation regarding light pollution. </li></ul><ul><li>Electric & Magnetic Fields - Monitor and assess the situation regarding electric & magnetic fields. </li></ul><ul><li>Acid Rain - Monitor and assess the situation regarding acid deposition. </li></ul>
  17. 17. City’s Environmental Performance Implementing the Plan <ul><ul><li>Plan - Strategic Plan Policy </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Do - Reports on Environmental Performance </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Measure - State of the Environment Report </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Continuous Improvement </li></ul></ul>
  18. 18. <ul><li>Provides timely updates of progress in the 19 topic areas to City Council </li></ul><ul><li>Development of performance measures </li></ul><ul><li>Identifies emerging issues </li></ul><ul><li>Identifies resource requirements to achieve strategic direction </li></ul>City’s Environmental Performance Reporting on Environmental Performance
  19. 19. <ul><li>Provides a snapshot of the state of the environment in Edmonton </li></ul><ul><li>Organized on the basis of the 19 topic areas </li></ul><ul><li>Identifies areas where we are doing well and also where more effort is required </li></ul>City’s Environmental Performance State of the Environment Reporting (the big picture)
  20. 20. City’s Environmental Performance Highlights of Environmental Leadership <ul><li>Waste Management </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Recycling, composting, hazardous materials </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Surface Water </li></ul><ul><ul><li>BNR, UV disinfection, treated water reuse, constructed wetlands </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Drinking Water (EPCOR) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UV disinfection, watershed protection </li></ul></ul>
  21. 21. City’s Environmental Performance Highlights of Environmental Leadership <ul><li>Climate Change </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CO 2 RE Initiative, City Operations Plan </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Natural Heritage </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Natural Areas Policy, Conservation Coordinator </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Sustainable Urban Form </li></ul><ul><ul><li>‘Smart Choices’ initiative, High Speed Transit Corridors </li></ul></ul>
  22. 22. City’s Environmental Performance Highlights of Environmental Leadership <ul><li>Ambient Air </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Participate in Edmonton Air Shed, Vehicle Emissions Testing Clinics, Anti-Idling Campaign </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Pesticides </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Reduction through IPM, public awareness campaign planning </li></ul></ul>
  23. 23. Summary <ul><li>A great variety and number of environmental issues for municipalities </li></ul><ul><li>Environment pillar in ‘Quality of Life’ </li></ul>Quality of Life Environment Economic Social
  24. 24. Closing Comments <ul><li>Great challenges for all of us in moving to a sustainable society </li></ul><ul><li>All orders of government, institutions, business, industry and individuals must work together to achieve this </li></ul><ul><li>Edmonton’s Environmental Strategic Plan provides a good framework to move our community in this direction </li></ul>
  25. 25. City of Edmonton Strategic Approach to Environmental Management Mark Brostrom, Senior Environmental Engineer Office of the Environment, City of Edmonton Phone (780) 496-5992 E-mail: Mark.Brostrom@edmonton.ca Web Site: http://www.edmonton.ca/am_pw/office_of_the_environment

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