Tracking the Implementation of the Council’s Recommendations

The Alberta Water Council has been tracking the implementation status of its recommendations since 2012.

The tracking system is updated annually in March and involves updating two documents: a Detailed Report and an Update Report. Both reports are available below.

In 2018, the AWC synthesized updates received on 276 recommendations from 19 AWC projects completed between 2008 and 2017. The chart on the right shows the overall distribution of implementation status. For more information on how each status is defined, please refer to the recommendation status key, updated in 2017 to allow for more meaningful updates.

Update Reports

The Update Report is meant to provide a general overview of implementation progress. The first Update Report is somewhat different from subsequent reports as it acts as a baseline.

Detailed Reports

The Detailed Report, broken down by project, outlines all recommendations that require action, their status (provided by the identified implementer) and challenges to implementation.

The information in the status section can be presented in one of three ways:

  1. providing line by line status of each recommendation,
  2. by grouping recommendations by category or theme within a project and providing a status of the group, or
  3. by providing a general status for all recommendations in one project.

This document is in a table format and fully updated annually. The links below provide access to each project’s recommendations and their implementation status. This page will be updated as the remaining pieces are completed. Please note that the files are set to print on 11’ x 17’ paper.


Aquatic Invasive Species

Evaluating Water Conservation, Efficiency and Productivity

Intra-Basin Water Movement

Lake Watershed Management

Non-Point Source Pollution

Provincial Ecological Criteria for Health

Riparian Land Management and Conservation

Sector Planning for Water Conservation, Efficiency and Productivity

Water for Life Implementation Review 2006-2008

Water for Life Implementation Review 2009-2011

Water for Life Implementation Review 2012-2015

Water for Life Renewal

Water Allocation Transfer System Upgrade

Water Conservation, Efficiency and Productivity

Water Literacy

Watershed Management Planning