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Water management structures

Guidelines and resources for the management and rehabilitation of structures including dams, weirs and canals.


Water management structures may include dams, weirs, canals and their associated infrastructure. Water management structures in Alberta are owned and operated by the Alberta government.

The Water Management Section is responsible for:

  • rehabilitation of existing structures
  • construction of new structures
  • structure maintenance activities (in southern Alberta)

Water management projects

Guidelines on construction or rehabilitation of water management structures and information on tendering and contracting of these projects are available.

Engineering consulting guidelines

Consultants providing engineering services for the department are required to follow the processes outlined in the Engineering consultant guidelines.


Connect with Water Management Section:
Email: [email protected]

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