The Alberta Water Council is a multi-stakeholder partnership that provides leadership, expertise and sector knowledge to engage
and empower industry, non-governmental organizations, and governments to achieve the outcomes of the Water for Life strategy.
Alberta Water Council
Initially established in 2004 to serve an advisory function to government, the Alberta Water Council (AWC) evolved and incorporated
as a not-for-profit society in 2007. Its primary task continues to be to monitor and steward the implementation of Alberta’s Water for Life strategy
and to champion the achievement of the strategy’s goals.
It also advises the Alberta government, stakeholders, and the public on effective water management practices and solutions to water issues,
as well as on priorities for water research. Where there is consensus, the Council may advise on government policy and legislation. However, the Government of Alberta
remains accountable for the implementation of the Water for Life strategy and continues to administer water and watershed management activities throughout
The AWC Board of Directors currently consists of 25 members from governments, industry, and non-governmental organizations.
The following provincial government ministries are represented on the Council:
- Agriculture and Forestry
- Environment and Parks
The Deputy Minister of Alberta Environment and Parks currently serves as AWC President.
Project teams may be established by the Council to investigate, provide information and make recommendations on particular water issues.
Current projects in which Alberta government staff are actively participating include:
- Non-Point Source Pollution Project
- Riparian Lands and Conservation Management Project
- Water for Life Implementation Review
Through its many project teams the AWC publishes recommendations and reports concerning the Water for Life strategy.
Updated: Aug 24, 2015