Alberta WPACs are raising awareness about the state of Alberta’s major watersheds. In partnership with the Government of Alberta, municipal and Aboriginal governments and other stakeholders, these regional organizations will participate in creating, implementing, and assessing watershed management plans.
Through volunteer-based, not-for-profit organizations, Alberta WPACs are building long-term partnerships that examine watershed issues, make recommendations to the appropriate water and land use decision-making authorities, and undertake an adaptive approach to watershed management that benefit Alberta’s watersheds.
Alberta WPACs develop a shared vision and documents that explain how they will operate, achieve their goals and objectives, and measure outcomes. They also engage in membership and fundraising activities, data collection, information sharing programs and other activities. With the support of its partners, Alberta WPACs gather information and identifies issues and concerns in a State of the Watershed report that outlines the watershed’s condition and the pressures acting on it. Depending on the issues to be addressed, Alberta WPACs develop a more comprehensive watershed management plan.
While Alberta WPACs do not possess regulatory authority, they actively work with landowners, sectors, governments, and agencies to find solutions to the challenges the watershed faces.
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