Water for Life

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. To view our videos and for more information, see:

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:

  • Healthy aquatic ecosystems
  • Reliable, quality water supplies for a sustainable economy
  • Safe, secure drinking water

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.

Events Calendar

Check out the special events undertaken by the Government of Alberta, as well as our Water for Life partners.


The Government of Alberta released Alberta’s Water Research and Innovation Strategy 2014: A Renewal, which guides Alberta’s research and innovation system in responding to challenges faced by the province’s water resource system. For more information, see:

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.

What's New?

The Water Conversation Action Plan Our Water, Our Future: A Plan for Action outlines 20 short-term actions and five long-term actions that will further safeguard drinking water supplies, improve how we manage lakes and enhance groundwater protection during oil and gas development.

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Updated: Feb 7, 2018