Alberta Water Council - CASA Outreach Presentation
Gord EdwardsMay 29, 2012
Water for LifeThe Water for Life strategy identified three goals: Safe, secure drinking water supplies Healthy aquatic ecosystems Reliable, quality water supplies for a sustainable economy
Provincial-Scale Watershed Watershed Policy Alberta Planning Planning Advice Water and Advisory Council Councils Watershed Government Stewardship Of Alberta Groups Responsibility Local Projects and Accountability
About the Alberta Water Council A multi-stakeholder partnership of 24 industry, NGO, and government sectors with an interest in water Uses consensus decision making Originally a Minister’s Committee formed in 2004, in 2007, the Council transitioned to become a not-for-profit society Where possible was modeled after CASA
The Sectors/MembersIndustry NGO Provincial Other Government Government• Chemical and • Environmental (3 • Agriculture & • Rural Petrochemical seats) Rural • Small Urban• Cropping • Fishery Habitat Development • Large Urban• Forestry Conservation • Energy • Métis• Irrigation • Lake Environment • Environment and Settlements• Livestock Conservation Sustainable• Mining • Watershed Resource • Treaty 6, 7, & 8• Oil & Gas Planning and Development • Federal• Power Advisory Councils • Health & Government Generation • Wetland Wellness Conservation • Alberta Innovates – Energy and Environment Solutions, Water Research
AWC Core Businessess Steward the Implementation of Water of Life Provide Valued Policy Adviceo Provide a Forum for Discussion and Resolution of Water Issues
AWC Projects Water for Life Implementation Review Sector Planning for Water CEP Non-Point Source Pollution Riparian Land Conservation and Management Policy
Sector Planning for Water CEP Team supports the seven major water-using sectors as they voluntarily develop water CEP plans through their various sector associations. Supports the WFL goal of improving overall efficiency and productivity of water use in Alberta by 30% from 2005 levels by 2015.
Non-Point Source Pollution Provide recommendations on how to better manage the total non-point source contaminant loading in our watersheds to achieve Water for Life goals.
Riparian Lands Conservation andManagement Project aims to enhance knowledge and provide recommendations for effective conservation and management of riparian lands.
WFL Implementation Review Provides feedback and recommendations to the GoA and other stakeholders to help advance the achievement of the WFL strategy’s three goals.