Implementation of Watershed Plans: Approaches, issues and recommendations

Implementation of Watershed Plans: Approaches, issues and recommendations (Slides)


Watershed Planning and Advisory Councils (WPACs) are at various stages of creating and implementing water and watershed management plans. There are numerous questions about how implementation of watershed plans is best achieved and what policies may be useful for meeting plan outcomes.
On October 27th Jason Unger, Staff Counsel at the Environmental Law Centre, presented information on how other jurisdictions have approached implementation and discussed some key aspects of the Alberta approach.
Click here to view the slides in PDF format.
Click here to view the presentation on
Other reading: Environmental Law Centre, Consistency and Accountability in Implementing Watershed Plans in Alberta: A jurisdictional review and recommendations for reform.


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