Work: Watershed Planning and Advisory Councils (WPACs)

Under Alberta's Water for Life strategy, Watershed Planning and Advisory Councils (WPACs) are multi-stakeholder, non-profit organizations that assess the conditions of their watershed and develop plans and activities to address watershed issues. Currently, eleven watersheds have organizations formally recognized as WPACs.

Alberta’s WPAC community is a skilled network of educated, responsible and dedicated organizations that all want the best for the future of Alberta water. The community is made up organizations that are run by volunteers and paid positions, varying in size from five to 300 members.

 

Athabasca Watershed Council (AWC) 

WEBSITE: awc-wpac.ca
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PHONE: 780-865-8223

The Athabasca Watershed Council (AWC-WPAC) is a registered not-for-profit organization formed in August 2009. We are a neutral Council working with academia, industry, environmental groups, various levels of government, communities, and citizens to provide timely credible information about the Athabasca Watershed. The AWC-WPAC actively promotes, fosters respect, and plans for an ecologically healthy watershed by demonstrating leadership and facilitating informed decision-making to ensure environmental, economic and social sustainability. This diverse stakeholder organization champions scientific reports on the State of the Watershed and outreach initiatives aimed at educating the communities and citizens from Jasper, Alberta to Fort Chipewyan, Alberta about our watershed.

The Battle River Watershed Alliance (BRWA) 

WEBSITE: battleriverwatershed.ca
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PHONE: 1-888-672-0276
TWITTER:@battleriver

The Battle River Watershed Alliance (BRWA) is an inclusive, collaborative and consensus-based community partnership that is working to guide, support and deliver actions to sustain or improve the health of the Battle River watershed. They seek to achieve this through knowledgeable community participation and an adaptive approach. The Battle River Watershed Alliance is a group representing four orders of government (First Nations, municipal, provincial and federal), watershed groups, environmental organizations, industry, academia and private citizens in a collaborative initiative to plan for the sustainable management of land and water resources in the Battle River Watershed. 

Beaver River Watershed Alliance (BRWA)

WEBSITE: beaverriverwatershed.ca 

CONTACT FORM

PHONE: 780-812-2182

The Beaver River Watershed (BRWA) is ecologically healthy and environmentally sustainable. BRWA will maintain or improve the ecology of the Beaver River Watershed while respecting the diverse values of the watershed community. The goal is to achieve this through broad community engagement, partnerships, sound scientific study, education, and the support and encouragement of implementing sustainable water management and land use practices.

The Bow River Basin Council (BRBC)

WEBSITE: brbc.ab.ca
CONTACT FORM
TWITTER:@BowRiverWPAC

The Bow River Basin Council (BRBC) is a multi-stakeholder, registered non-profit charitable society that has a broad mandate of encouraging cooperative and effective strategies for water use management and environmental stewardship. Representatives on the Council include urban and rural municipalities, irrigation agriculture, commercial and industrial companies, educational, recreational and ecological interests, First Nation peoples, the provincial and federal governments, along with the general public.

Lesser Slave Watershed Council (LSWC)

WEBSITE: lswc.ca
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PHONE: 780-523-9800

The Lesser Slave Watershed Council (LSWC)  is a non-profit group of volunteers who work with the provincial government to maintain the health of the Lesser Slave Watershed. Members of the council are representatives from towns, municipalities, first nations communities, industries, cottage owners, non-profit organizations as well as recreation and tourism groups who have an interest in how the waters of Lesser Slave Lake and its tributaries are managed.

The Mighty Peace Watershed Alliance

WEBSITE: mightypeacewatershedalliance.org
CONTACT FORM

The Mighty Peace Watershed Alliance is a multi-sector, not-for-profit society committed to planning for an ecologically healthy watershed while ensuring environmental, economic and social sustainability. The Mighty Peace Watershed Alliance is a group of active stakeholders and communities that use consensus, adaptive management, and innovation to understand and promote living within the watershed.  The Board will report on the state of the watershed, lead watershed planning activities, promote best management practices and develop educational programs.

Milk River Watershed Council

WEBSITE: milkriverwatershedcouncil.ca
PHONE: 403-647-3808
TWITTER:@MRWCouncil

The Milk River Watershed Council Canada is a broad partnership of interested and informed people living and working in the Milk River Watershed who provide leadership in watershed management and planning. As a transboundary watershed, they foster good relationships with their Montana neighbours for the continued co-management of the Milk River waters. MRWC is an independent organization that supports the goals of Alberta's Water for Life Strategy in the Milk River Watershed which include safe, secure drinking water, healthy aquatic ecosystems and reliable, quality water supplies for a sustainable economy.

The North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance (NSWA)

WEBSITE: nswa.ab.ca
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PHONE: 587-525-6820
TWITTER:@NorthSaskRiver

The North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance (NSWA) supports stakeholder and public discussion concerning all aspects of Integrated Watershed Management for the North Saskatchewan River watershed in Alberta. NSWA’s vision is people working together for a healthy and functioning North Saskatchewan River watershed - today and tomorrow. Their mission is to protect and improve water quality, water quantity (instream flow) and the health of the watershed by seeking, developing and sharing knowledge; facilitating partnerships and collaborative planning; and working in an adaptive management process.

 

The Oldman Watershed Council (OWC)

WEBSITE: http://oldmanwatershed.ca/ 
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PHONE: (403)-330-1346
TWITTER: @OldmanWatershed

The Oldman Watershed Council (OWC) is a not-for-profit organization of southern Albertans that maintains and improves the Oldman watershed by improving and sharing knowledge, building and strengthening stakeholder partnerships, promoting community action and stewardship and developing and implementing integrated land and water plans. Their vision is to have a healthy, resilient watershed where people, wildlife and habitat thrive.

The Red Deer River Watershed Alliance (RDRWA)

WEBSITE: rdrwa.ca
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PHONE: 403-340-RDRW (7379)
TWITTER: @RDRWA

The Red Deer River Watershed Alliance (RDRWA) is a multi-sector, non-profit organization that promotes the good use and proper management of water within the Red Deer River watershed. The Red Deer River watershed will be healthy, dynamic and sustainable through the efforts of the entire community. Their mission is to create an inclusive, collaborative partnership that promotes a healthy watershed to ensure a legacy of ecological integrity and economic sustainability.

South East Alberta Watershed Alliance (SEAWA)

WEBSITE: seawa.ca
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PHONE: 403-488-8110 
TWITTER: @SEAlbertawaters

South East Alberta Watershed Alliance (SEAWA) is a conduit between all stakeholders that are engaged in the development and management of a sustainable watershed. SEAWA’s vision is to obtain a healthy watershed that provides balance between social, environmental and economic benefits.SEAWA’s mission  brings together diverse partners to plan and facilitate the sustainable use of the South Saskatchewan River Watershed for present and future needs.