A provincial state of emergency remains in effect due to numerous wildfires.

For wildfire related information, call the 24-hour info line at 310-4455 (available in 200+ languages) or visit

Water legislation and resources

Water forms, codes of practice, guidelines and legislation.

Services and information

Information and online application for temporary diversion of water.

Water Act applications should be submitted through the Digital Regulatory Assurance System (DRAS).

The Water Act protects water for household and agricultural use and no licence is needed for either type of diversion.

For Water Act Code of Practice notices, applications must be submitted through the Digital Regulatory Assurance System.

Water conservation objectives protect natural water bodies and their aquatic environments.

Regulations and guidelines, including the Water Act, govern the management and protection of Alberta's water.

Water quality guidelines for surface water, including aquatic life, agriculture and recreation and aesthetics.

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