Symposium Presentations

The Council hosted a symposium titled WATER: How Alberta Can Do More with Less! on March 4th and 5th 2009 in Calgary as part of the work of our Water Allocation Transfer System Upgrade Project Team (WATSUP Team).  The purpose of the symposium was to inform members of the WATSUP team, key Council stakeholders and policy-makers regarding water allocation transfer systems in other jurisdictions.  The symposium provided an opportunity for stakeholders to engage with experts from other jurisdictions and obtain information on:

  • The structure of a water market / water allocation transfer systems in other jurisdictions;
  • Similarities and differences to Alberta's water allocation transfer system;
  • Successes and challenges that other jurisdictions are experienced in establishing and implementing their systems; and
  • Best management practices / emerging technologies in other jurisdictions.

The format included keynote speeches as well as panel discussions on the Australian and western U.S.A. experiences in using water markets to address water allocation issues.  The presentations that informed the symposium attendees are provided below.  A conference summary is also available.

Symposium Presentations