Call for Delegates: Stakeholder Workshop - Water Allocation Approvals for CBM Wells in Alberta

Stakeholder Workshop: Addressing Alberta Environment Proposals for Water Allocation Approvals for Coalbed Methane (CBM) Wells in Alberta

Alberta Environment has contacted the AEN to select 2 environmental representatives to attend a one-day stakeholder workshop to provide input to Alberta Environment's proposals for water allocation approvals for CBM wells in Alberta.

Purpose of the Workshop

Following the recommendations of MAC (Multi-stakeholder Advisory Committee), Alberta Environment is now implementing a "decision tree" approach to approvals and monitoring of water production at CBM wells. This meeting will provide an opportunity for a range of stakeholders to review the proposed approach and provide comments and suggestions.

The invitation list consists of stakeholders representing a broad cross section of interests (i.e. Regulatory Agencies, Surface Rights Groups, Industry, Municipal Districts and Counties, Alberta Research Council, and Environmental Group.)

Time Commitment: One full day – December 14, 2006.

Expenses: Alberta Environment will reimburse travel expenses. Receipts are required.

Candidate criteria:

  • strong process and negotiation skills;
  • willingness to caucus with appropriate AEN reference group;
  • past experience with coalbed methane issues;
  • familiarity with the MAC report (2006); and
  • knowledge of the oil and gas industry and regulations in Alberta.


Please reply to the AEN office at [email protected] by November 20th, 2006 with:

  • your contact information;
  • the name of the AEN member-group in-good-standing which you will represent; and
  • a description of your background, abilities and interests, particularly those relevant to the selection criteria.