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Watershed management

Water for Life partnerships empower Albertans to be part of water-management initiatives.

Introduction

The Water Act (2000) and the Framework for Water Management Planning (2001) provide the policy and legislative framework for watershed planning envisioned under the Water for Life program. A watershed management plan is non-regulatory and has no statutory authority. It provides management advice to governments and agencies that have policy and approvals decision-making authority for land and resource management. The plan also documents the agreed-upon decisions of key stakeholders, and encourages them to consider best practices and education and outreach programs in their activities that support their watershed.

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