Guide to Source Water Protection Planning


Alberta Environment and Parks has completed a draft guide to Source Water Protection Planning in the South Saskatchewan Region (Alberta).

The draft can be viewed HERE and is intended as a resource for Watershed Planning and Advisory Councils (WPACs), Watershed Stewardship Groups (WSGs), municipalities, Aboriginal communities and water utilities in the South Saskatchewan Region. But the main concepts in the guide can also be applied to other regions in Alberta. 

This draft document was developed based on input from technical experts with Alberta Environment and Parks as well as information and examples of source water protection from Alberta and beyond. However, this is still a draft document and will benefit greatly from your input and feedback. Please provide any feedback or questions you have regarding the content and use of this guide by February 12, 2016

A discussion on source water protection planning will occur at the WPAC Forum on January 14, 2016. The focus of the discussion will be on opportunities for collaboration and integration of source water protection in watershed planning and drinking water risk management processes. Dr. Donald Reid with Environment and Parks will join in leading this discussion. 

Thanks for your interest, I look forward to receiving your feedback.

Phil Boehme, P.Ag.
Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development
Ph: 403-340-7195, Cell: 403-396-7363
#304, 4920 - 51 Street, Red Deer, AB, T4N 6K8

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