Call for Delegates: Alberta Water Council

Application Deadline: 
15 Jan 2009
Time Commitment: 

The AWC meets 4-5 times per year for a period of 1-2 days including travel and/or field trips. For every meeting, the representative will also dedicate approximately 1 day of preparation time including reading advance materials. Periodically, the AWC meetings are two days long and are held in different part of the province.

Additional Time Commitments

Typically, both AWC Members and their alternates will participate on Project Teams set up by the AWC focused on specific issues such as wetlands, water conservation/efficiency, and policy. The work plans and timelines for Project Teams are determined by the AWC. Honoraria and travel reimbursement is also provided to participants on these teams. For more information, go to

Note: AWC working groups and project teams are not restricted to AWC members or their alternates.

We also expect the AEN delegate to fully participate on the AEN Water Caucus generally consisting of 4-5 conference calls/year plus two face to face meetings at the AEN cross-caucus spring (Edmonton) and fall (Calgary) meetings. We estimate this commitment to be a total commitment of 3 days/year. In addition, the member must generally track AWC activities communicating regularly with the AEN Water Caucus and Chair.

Expenses & Honoraria: 

AWC members receive a standard honorarium for participation on the AWC as well as reimbursement for all travel costs. Conference calls are free for all Water Caucus members and AEN will cover some travel costs to cross-caucus meetings depending on need.

Selection Criteria: 

Applicants should also have the following attributes:

  • Be knowledgeable about water, watershed function and sector use.
  • The AEN encourages applicants familiar with other environmental issues such as land use, forestry, agriculture, energy development etc. to consider applying for these three positions as there is a natural linkage between these issues and watershed protection.
  • Can represent the interests of their sector while working creatively and constructively with others towards a common goal.
  • Can effectively communicate the work of the Council to others in their sector.
  • Can allocate the time required to complete the work of the Council.
  • Respect the opinions and experience of other members of Council.
  • Bring a wider perspective to Council than just that of their organization, or their sector.
  • Respect the Council protocol for communicating with the media and other bodies.
  • Have a demonstrated commitment to the environmental protection of Alberta’s watersheds.
Application Instructions: 

Please reply to the AEN office at [email protected] by January 15, 2009 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 description of your background and abilities, particularly those relevant to the selection criteria (1-2 pages).