The importance of multi-year drought management

Approved in March 2018 by the AWC board, this Project Team has produced a guide and workshop materials to assist Watershed Planning and Advisory Councils (WPACs) as they engage municipalities and communities within their watershed to better plan for, mitigate, respond to and recover from multi-year droughts. The project highlighted the importance of multi-year drought management in Alberta, compiled existing drought management information and resources in the province, and facilitated the delivery of customizable information to support small urban and rural municipalities before, during and after a drought.

Final documents were approved by the AWC board at their June 2020 meeting and publicly released in January 2021 (see below).

For more information, please contact project managers Katie Duffett ([email protected]).

Droughts in Alberta


Project Documents

Backgrounder pdf, 200 KB

Press Release pdf, 151 KB

Terms of Reference pdf, 100 KB

Workshop and Communication Materials

Workshop Agenda Template pdf, 208 KB

Poster Template pdf, 4 MB

Presentation Template pdf, 3 MB

Pre-workshop Survey pdf, 127 KB

Post-workshop Survey pdf, 121 KB

Worksheet 1 pdf, 134 KB

Worksheet 2 pdf, 128 KB

Worksheet 3 pdf, 128 KB

Worksheet 4 pdf, 118 KB

AER Roles and Responsibilities (R&R) pdf, 114 KB

AMA R&R pdf, 113 KB

AUMA and RMA R&R pdf, 112 KB

GoA R&R pdf, 143 KB

Municipalities R&R pdf, 117 KB

WPAC R&R pdf, 114 KB

Other R&R pdf, 117 KB


Monitoring and Data pdf, 133 KB

Planning for Drought pdf, 133 KB

Supply Management pdf, 125 KB

Demand Management pdf, 124 KB

Land Use Planning pdf, 124 KB

Agriculture pdf, 128 KB

Ecological Systems pdf, 128 KB

Community and Health pdf, 122 KB

Public Education pdf, 122 KB

Collaboration pdf, 129 KB

Emergency Management pdf, 125 KB

Funding pdf, 122 KB