We are gathering input to help inform the development of a surface water quality management framework for the Upper Athabasca Region to ensure Albertans continue to have access to abundant supplies of clean water.

These surface water quality management frameworks will identify clear objectives for managing surface water quality in the upper Athabasca river, and consider the impacts of all development activities in the watershed on water quality.

Your input will help us better understand the priorities and concerns of Albertans who live, work and recreate in the region.


  • Open

    June 22 to September 17, 2021

  • Results under review

  • Completed

Who is listening

Ministry of Environment and Parks

Get involved

Get informed

Read the resources or watch the video below to learn more about environmental and surface water quality management frameworks:

Online survey

Provide your feedback through an online survey from June 22 to September 17, 2021.

Take the survey


A webinar was held on July 8 and featured a 45 minute presentation followed by a 45 minute question and answer session.

Watch the webinar to learn more: Upper Athabasca Region Surface Water Quality Management Framework Webinar.

Indigenous engagement

We will meet with Indigenous communities and organizations to ensure their perspectives are heard and that a new framework reflects Indigenous values and traditional uses.

Stakeholder engagement

We will meet with key stakeholder groups during the engagement.


Your feedback will help contribute to the creation of a surface water quality management framework for the Upper Athabasca Region under Section 14 of the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act until subsequent incorporation under a regional plan and the Alberta Land Stewardship Act.

Last updated: July 9, 2021

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