Albertans Invited to Participate in Water Conversation

CANADA - Albertans from across the province are invited to share their thoughts on water as part of a province-wide conversation. Public sessions are scheduled to take place in 20 communities across the province, beginning 19 February.
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Your Role

This is the beginning of an ongoing discussion on the future of Alberta’s water. Various ideas will help shape the strategic direction on four priority areas:

  • Healthy lakes;
  • Hydraulic fracturing and water;
  • Drinking water and wastewater systems; and
  • Water management.

Outcomes will also guide additional provincial strategies; including:

  • Regional planning under the Land-use Framework; and
  • Development of an Integrated Resource Management System that sets and achieves the environmental, economic and social outcomes of resource development.

Certain options are not under consideration:

  • Water will not be sold to other jurisdictions; and
  • The current water priority licence system of "first in time, first in right."
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