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
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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.
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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.
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