Overview

We are gathering feedback from stakeholders on proposed amendments to the Water (Ministerial) Regulation that will exempt low-risk stormwater use from requiring a Water Act licence.

We’ve heard from Albertans that the current regulation requirements for stormwater use can be an inefficient and expensive process, which can prevent stormwater projects from moving forward despite clear environmental, social and economic benefits.

Stakeholder feedback will help inform proposed regulation amendments that address:

  • specific volumes of stormwater that should be exempt from requiring a Water Act licence
  • specific uses of stormwater that should be exempt from requiring a Water Act licence
  • whether regions facing water scarcity should have different stormwater licensing exemptions

Timeline

  • Open

    March to May 2022

  • Results under review

  • Completed

Who is listening

Ministry of Environment and Parks

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Stakeholder engagement

Key stakeholders will be contacted to participate in virtual discussions to help inform proposed amendments to the Water (Ministerial) Regulation to exempt low-risk stormwater use from requiring a Water Act licence.

Outcomes

Stakeholder feedback will inform amendments to the Water (Ministerial) Regulation.

Contact

Questions and comments regarding this engagement can be emailed to:
[email protected]

Last updated: May 4, 2022