Established in 2004 and incorporated as a not-for-profit society in 2007, the Alberta Water Council is a multi-stakeholder partnership with 24 Members from governments, industry, and non-government organizations. Its primary task is to monitor and steward implementation of the Alberta’s Water for Life strategy and to champion achievement of the strategy’s three goals:
- Albertans are assured their drinking water is safe
- Albertans are assured that Alberta's aquatic ecosystems are maintained and protected
- Albertans will be assured that is managed effectively to support sustainable economic development
Guided by its vision of all Albertans working together to ensure safe, healthy and abundant water for future generations, the Alberta Water Council brings together the expertise and experience of its members, under a consensus based partnership. Our mission is to provide 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. This is supported by the Council's values of collaboration, fairness, innovation, respect, timeliness, transparency and trust.
The Council meets three times annually and the meeting summaries are posted to this website. The Council operates according to its process guidelines, which are based on its bylaws as required by the Societies Act.
The Council's Executive Committee is comprised of one member from each of the broad categories and has numerous responsibilities. Click here to learn more about the executive committee.
Individuals or organizations who wish to request the services of the Council in resolving an issue or concern may do so by submitting a Statement of Opportunity to the executive director.
Project management, communication and administrative expertise are provided by staff in the Edmonton office.