After much anticipation, the Government of Alberta announced that the public engagement process focusing on water issues in the province will be commencing later this month.  Labeled as a “water conversation”, Albertans are encouraged to engage in this process that will influence water resource management to meet the future needs of the environment, economy and residents.

Though all water-related issues are encouraged for discussion, the conversation will focus primarily on four priority areas:

  1. Healthy lakes;
  2. Hydraulic fracturing (fracking);
  3. Drinking water and wastewater systems; and
  4. Water management.

The AAMDC has a number of active water-related resolutions that fall into the four priority areas identified and value the governments’ efforts to focus the conversation to address these aspects. In preparation for the engagement process, the Government of Alberta has prepared a Water Conversation Guide which describes the four priority areas and why input is needed in each of them to prepare for the future.

Public sessions are being held in communities across the province and a complete list of locations can be found here.  AAMDC is encouraging members to participate in the public sessions or to complete the online workbook that will be available on the water conversation website starting February 11.

In addition to public sessions, AAMDC has been invited to participate in stakeholder sessions and will continue to communicate any developments from the engagement process to our members moving forward.

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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