Call for Delegates: Project Team Member, Non-Point Source Pollution Project Team

Project Team Member
Non-Point Source Pollution Project Team
Application Deadline: 
18 Nov 2011

The AEN Water Caucus is seeking to replace our previous AEN delegate to the AWC Non-Point Source Pollution Project Team. Deadline to indicate interest is Friday, November 18, 2011. Delegate selection will occur by nomination and election at a special meeting of the AEN Water Caucus for the week ending November 25, 2011. 

The Council, through its “Recommended Projects to Advance the Goal of Healthy Aquatic Ecosystems” recognized an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the contributions of non-point source pollution and the policies and tools that can minimize their impacts. Work in this area appears to align nicely with the Government of Alberta’s new direction to address impacts of all activities on the landscape through a cumulative effects management approach.

Description of the tasks of the project team and terms of reference.

Purpose and Tasks: 

  • Represent the interests of the environmental sector. 
  • Report regularly to the AEN Water Caucus (monthly). 
  • Follow the rules and principles of consensus decision making. 
  • Make constructive contributions that advance the team’s goals and objectives, and help others to do the same. 
  • Via the AEN Water Caucus, brief AWC’s Environmental Non-Government Organization (ENGO) Directors regularly, including prior to the team’s report and recommendations being presented to the Board. 
  • As appropriate, participate in briefing AWC Directors and Alternates in their broad category. 
  • Liaise with ENGO participants on the AWC Board and other Council teams to maximize synergy, ensure coordination, and prevent duplication by keeping each other informed. 

Additional Information: 



Time Commitment: 
  • The expected commitment for this Project Team is approximately 7 to 10 months. 
  • The next team meeting is December 8, 2011 in Calgary at the Water Centre, pre-meeting materials are being distributed a week or two ahead. 
  • Approximately monthly meetings in person, several conference calls, and email review of materials throughout the project timeframe are expected. 
  • Final report and recommendations planned for May 2012 and project completion by October 2012. 

Expenses & Honoraria: 

Expense reimbursement and honoraria are available in accordance with the remuneration guidelines of the Alberta Water Council. 

Selection Criteria: 

AEN is seeking an individual preferably with: 

  • A good understanding of non-point source pollution issues and management. 
  • Interest, previous experience and/or knowledge in non-point source pollution monitoring and management.  
  • Time required to complete the work of the project team. 
  • Respect for the opinions and experience of others. 
  • Ability to represent the interests of their sector while working creatively and constructively with others towards a common goal. 
  • Delegate does not have to be an Alberta Water Council Director or Alternate. 



Application Instructions: 

Please send an email to the AEN office ([email protected]) by November 18, 2011 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 background and abilities, particularly those relevant to the selection criteria (1-2 pages). A resume may be included as well.