ELC Comments on Updating Allocation and Change of Purpose Policies in Alberta

ELC Comments on Updating Allocation and Change of Purpose Policies in Alberta


Water is fundamental to both our economy and the environment.  Alberta’s population continues to grow as does its reliance on water supplies. Only through sustaining our environment (both aquatic and terrestrial) will we sustain our quality of life and economic drivers that are generated by the environment.


Current legislation and policy guide government discretion in making water allocation decisions.  This includes decisions regarding initial water allocations, licence renewals, water allocation transfers and changes of purpose of existing licences.


The Environmental Law Centre has reviewed the allocation framework and recommends amending these policies to ensure sustainable environmental flows into the future.


Click here to read or download the full set of recommendations.


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