It is anticipated that Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development will initiate public consultations in 2012 to examine the water allocation process and discuss key actions under the Water for Life strategy.  Water allocation includes the process used by the provincial government to grant water licenses to municipalities, industry and agricultural producers for water use.  AAMDC members located in the southern part of the province are faced with increasing demands but limited resources, as there are no new licenses available.

Access to water has been a growing issue in the province and AAMDC’s involvement in Alberta Water Council initiatives have provided a valuable avenue to ensure the rural perspective is considered.  Extensive work has been done with the Water Allocation Transfer System Upgrade Project team, the Riparian Land Conservation committee and the water  Conservation, Efficiency and Productivity planning team to identify where improvements can be made to allow water to remain an accessible resource for all areas of the province.

The Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) has established a water microsite which contains valuable information, including the discussion paper which was released in 2011 and laid the groundwork for the development of draft municipal policies to address water issues. The AAMDC supports the AUMA in examining the urgency of water issues in the province and will continue to update AAMDC members on developments.

The AAMDC encourages our member municipalities to be involved in public consultations and support meeting Alberta’s Water for Life goals, which include taking steps to ensure the province has:

  1. Safe, secure drinking water;
  2. Healthy aquatic ecosystems; and
  3. Reliable, quality water supplies for a sustainable economy.

The AAMDC will inform the membership of consultation information as it becomes available. AAMDC currently has five active resolutions on water related issues ranging from funding needs to water allocation and continues to advocate on these matters.

Enquiries may be directed to:

Tasha Blumenthal
Policy Analyst
780.955.4094

Kim Heyman
Director of Advocacy & Communications
780.955.4079

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