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Water for Life: Strategy and Action Plan

The Water for Life Strategy (2003) outlines the Government of Alberta's commitments to manage and safeguard Alberta's water resources. The strategy has been the vehicle for managing Alberta's water resources since its release in 2003.

The Renewed Water for Life Strategy (2008) better reflects the population increase and economic growth Alberta has seen over the past years, and Albertans’ changing water needs. As in the original, the renewed strategy has 3 main goals:

·         safe, secure drinking water supply

·         healthy aquatic ecosystems`

·         reliable, quality water supplies for a sustainable economy

These goals will be met through 3 key directions:

·         knowledge and research

·         partnerships

·         water conservation

Water for Life fact sheet

Water for Life goals and key directions will be achieved through the Water for Life action plan (2009), which is designed to ensure achievable and timely outcomes that reflect growing pressures on our province’s water supplies.

Our Water, Our Future: A Plan for Action (2014) identifies a number of short-term and long-term strategic actions.

While the short-term actions are designed to respond to immediate priorities identified by Albertans, the long-term actions will inform the renewal of our Water for Life action plan, helping align the Government of Alberta's water priorities and initiatives.