Call for Delegates: Alberta Water Conversations Validation Meeting

ENGO Delegates (4)
Alberta Water Conversations
Application Deadline: 
27 Sep 2013

Earlier this year, the Government of Alberta conducted a series of 44 Water Conversation sessions across all 11 provincial watersheds. Multiple members of the Alberta Water Council actively participated in these sessions, during which four primary topic areas were put forth for discussion. These included Healthy Lakes, Water Management, Drinking Water and Wastewater Systems, and Hydraulic Fracturing and Water. Many valuable perspectives and insights were garnered from these sessions.

Purpose and Tasks:

In establishing the direction for the Water Conversation process, Minister McQueen indicated her commitment to the development of a ‘What We Discussed’ document, the verification of this document, and the broader communication of next steps. In keeping with these commitments, we are currently seeking to confirm the major themes of what was discussed at these sessions. As part of this confirmation process, we would like to request that the AEN enable a conversation about the report themes. Input from key stakeholders, including AEN delegates, will help shape the final report. Advice and opinions collected from AEN delegates will help us to ensure the accuracy of the report and achievability of the associated actions.

Time Commitment: 

One 2 hour meeting held in Edmonton on the following date: Friday, October 11, 1:30 – 3:30 pm.

Expenses & Honoraria: 

Expense reimbursement and honoraria are available in accordance with the Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development – Alberta Environmental Network Communication and Reporting Protocol and contract.

Selection Criteria: 

ESRD is seeking a delegate who:

  • Attended one of the water conversation sessions that were held February – March 2013.
  • Is familiar with water issues in Alberta
  • Can provide strategic advice to Alberta Environment & Sustainable Resource Development regarding water policies and programs
  • Is a member of a reputable environmental organization with experience in water issues
  • Membership in an AEN member-group in good standing.
  • Proven ability to participate, work professionally, constructively and collaboratively

Delegate Expectations:

  1. Make own travel and accommodation arrangements.
  2. Provide input at the meetings, and in writing following the meetings, as requested.
Application Instructions: 

Please send submission of interest to the AEN by Friday, Sept 27/2013 via [email protected] providing:

  • Your contact information (including address, email, and phone number.)
  • The name of the AEN member-group in-good-standing which you will represent.
  • A brief description of your previous involvement in the Water Conversations.

The delegate selection meeting of the AEN Water Caucus and interested AEN members will occur on Monday, Sept 30 at 12:30PM.