The Government of Alberta developed the Water for Life strategy to address existing and future water issues.

Water for Life recognizes that achieving its goals will require a strong foundation of knowledge to enable well-informed management decision-making and to improve water management practices. The Water Research Strategy was developed by the Alberta Science and Research Authority (ASRA) in collaboration with the Alberta Water Council to provide a comprehensive, coherent and integrated strategy and action plan to guide work in the area of knowledge. The report was completed in January 2006.