Albertans working together to advance water management priorities.

Established in 2004 and incorporated as a not-for-profit society in 2007, the Alberta Water Council is a collaborative partnership with 23 Members from governments, industry, and non-government organizations. Its primary tasks are to advance the outcomes of Water for Life, provide advice that informs policy or actions, and provide a forum to discuss water perspectives.

Guided by its vision of all Albertans working together to ensure safe, healthy and abundant water for future generations, the 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.

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