Alberta Wetlands: From Classification to Policy

June 5, 2012 - 3:00pm to 10:00pm

A ​Pre-Conference Workshop at the CWRA Conference June 5 - 8, 2012 

Wetlands are some of the most productive and important ecosystems in the world. Overall, they are very complex and require years of study to grasp the value and importance of the services they offer as well as their function. 

With the increasing rates of industrial and residential development occurring adjacent to wetlands across the country, many people making decisions regarding the fate of these ecosystems do not have the time, or the resources to gain this level of knowledge.

"Alberta Wetlands: From Classification to Policy" is taught by Aquality’s Principal Researcher, Professional Biologist (P.Biol.) and Qualified Wetland and Aquatic Environment Specialist (QWAES), and provides essential background information necessary for making these informed decisions about wetlands.

The Wetland Course covers topics such as:

  • Wetland Classification and Delineation,
  • Riparian zones and their Functions,
  • Overview of all Wetland and/or Water-related Legislation and Policies.

This course is highly beneficial to individuals with an interest in wetland ecology and function and is ideal for individuals working with Government, Municipalities, Developers, Land Surveyors, Industry, Planners, ENGOs, Consultants and Others.

For the CWRA Conference, Aquality’s Wetland Course will encompass a full day classroom style workshop on June 5th and will run from approximately 9 – 4 pm.

  • Registrations must be received by May 29th 2012.
  • Spaces are limited and allocated on a first come, first served basis
  • Each non-conference attendee must complete a registration form!
  • Course fees (including lunch and course materials):
    • $ 299.00 + GST (Conference attendees prior to April 30th)
    • $ 399.00 + GST (Workshop ONLY attendees and after April 30th)

To receive the Early Bird Rate register by Monday April 30th!

If you have any questions please contact us at: (780) 757-5530 or by e-mail at: [email protected].

Registration Information:

Instructor: Jay White, M.Sc., P.Biol., QWAES

Jay is the principal researcher at Aquality and has over 15 years experience in wetland ecology.  He has been involved with the development of the Alberta Wetland Policy, has overviewd treatment wetland design, and quantifying wetland values. Jay currently sits on the Alberta Water Council representing the Lake Environmental Conservation Sector and has been involved with the Provincial Water Strategy (Water for Life) since its creation. Jay is also personally involved with several non-profit groups such as the Alberta Lake Management Society, Alberta Stewardship Network, Ducks Unlimited Canada and Trout Unlimited Canada.


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Banff , AB