Water for Life: Alberta’s Strategy for Sustainability is the Government of Alberta’s approach to water management. It outlines a comprehensive set of strategies and actions that will ensure Albertans have safe, secure drinking water; healthy aquatic ecosystems; and a reliable quality water supply for a sustainable economy.
Water for Life: Alberta’s Strategy for Sustainability identifies the need to engage all Albertans in managing our watersheds. The Government of Alberta will join with other governments, stakeholders and the public to collaborate in three types of partnerships to meet this need. Watershed Stewardship Groups, Watershed Planning and Advisory Councils and the Alberta Water Council will share responsibility for identifying solutions to watershed issues in Alberta.
Shared Responsibility for Watershed Management
To be effective at watershed management, governments need to engage all interests that use or impact our water resources. As well, water must be managed within the capacity of individual watersheds addressing all of the activities that affect water supply, water use and water quality.
Shared responsibility for watershed management can be achieved through a range of collaborative activities including public consultation, advisory groups, strategic alliances, and community and individual stewardship. While all of these forms of collaboration should be considered where appropriate, this framework focuses particularly on sharing responsibility through partnerships.
Click here...for the Annual Water for Life Partnerships Newsletter (Issue 1, February, 2012)
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