Water is not only a resource, it is a life source. We all share the responsibility to ensure a healthy, secure and sustainable water supply for our communities, environment, and economy – our quality of life depends on it. The Government of Alberta has released the Water for Life action plan, the roadmap that the government and its partners will follow over the next 10 years. The action plan supports the goals and directions in Alberta’s renewed Water for Life strategy.
The renewed strategy better reflects the population increase and economic growth Alberta has seen over the past years, and Albertans’ changing water needs. As in the original, the renewed Water for Life strategy has three main goals:
These goals will be met through knowledge and research, partnerships, and water conservation.
The renewed strategy and corresponding action plan reaffirms Alberta’s commitment to the Water for Life approach: the wise management of our province’s water resources for the benefit of all Albertans.
|The new Alberta Wetland Policy announced by Diana McQueen, Minister of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, marks a significant milestone in the work Alberta is doing to ensure responsible environmental management. The policy applies to wetlands of all classes and will provide a balanced approach to wetland management across the province.|
|Check out the special events undertaken by the Government of Alberta, as well as our Water for Life partners.|
Water for Life Achievements
|The Government of Alberta and its partners have accomplished a number of initiatives since the creation of the Water for Life strategy in 2003.|
|Guide to Reporting on Common Indicators Used in State of the Watershed Reports
Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development has released the guide as a reference for groups reporting on conditions within their watershed. The guide sets out criteria and direction for consistent reporting on a subset of watershed health indicators commonly found in state of the watershed reports.
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