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Alberta's Environmental Science Program

Providing data, information and reporting on the condition of the environment in Alberta.


Alberta's Environmental Science Program (AESP) coordinates reporting of scientifically credible data and information about the condition of Alberta's environment, as required under section 15.1 (1) of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act (EPEA).

Led by the Chief Scientist of Alberta Environment and Parks, the AESP collaborates with other levels of government, academic institutions, industry, non-profit organizations, and Indigenous and local communities to enable monitoring and reporting on the condition of Alberta's environment.

The AESP is guided by a multiple evidence-based approach that braids scientific, Indigenous and community-based knowledge to support environmental sustainability and conservation in Alberta.

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Condition of the Environment

The Chief Scientist and Alberta Environment and Parks are committed to delivering accessible reporting on the condition of Alberta's environment.

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Environmental science at work

Through citizen science, Albertans can help answer questions on Alberta’s environment and contribute to data and information gaps.

Latest developments

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    Chloride in Surface Waters of Alberta’s Rivers – Condition of the Environment Report 2021

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    Year Published: 2022
    Authors: Laceby, J.P., Chung, C., Kerr, J.G.

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    Spatial and Temporal Shifts in Historic and Future Temperature and Precipitation Patterns Related to Snow Accumulation and Melt Regimes in Alberta, Canada

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    Year Published: 2021
    Authors: Newton, B.W., Farjad, B., Orwin, J.F.

Contact Alberta's Environmental Science Program or the Office of the Chief Scientist:

Email: [email protected]

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