In Water We Trust: Engaging Albertan in Restoration and Maintenance of Environmental Flows

In Water We Trust: Engaging Albertans in Restoration and Maintenance of Environmental Flows

11/10/2015

Should Alberta adopt policies that allow for 3rd party participation in instream flow protection?  Are water trust organizations a part of the answer to instream flow needs in over-allocated basins?  The Environmental Law Centre’s report In Water we Trust:  Engaging Albertans in Restoration and Maintenance of Environmental Flows seeks to answer these questions.

 

In Water we Trust recommends that Alberta bolster its scientific assessment of environmental impacts during water allocation, renewal and transfer decisions and broaden its approach to designating environmental flows (and issuing WCO licences).  In this way Albertans will be able to directly participate in flow restoration.

 

This publication and supplemental documents are also available on our Materials Available to Download page.

 

In Water We Trust?  Engaging Albertans in Restoration and Maintenance of Environmental Flows

 

Supplemental In Water we Trust documents:

 

Bibliography

Appendix A: Alberta Law and Policy for the protection of Environmental Flows

Appendix B: A review of water market impacts

 


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