Water is one of Alberta’s most valuable resources. It touches every aspect of our lives, where we live, work, and play.
Albertans are passionate about water and want to know that it’s being managed and protected, now and for the future.
That’s why I want to talk about water. Beginning February 19th the government will hold facilitated workshops in 20 communities across the province. These three hour workshops are an opportunity for government and Albertans to come together to explore ideas about water issues and priorities.
I’m inviting my constituents to share their thoughts and provide feedback on four broad topics – topics that Albertans have told us are important to them:
- Healthy lakes;
- Hydraulic fracturing;
- Drinking water and wastewater; and
- Water management.
Although the focus of the water conversation is on these four topics, we want to hear all sides of the water conversation; participants are welcome to raise any water-related concern they may have during the conversation. We will be clear however, that Alberta’s water is not for sale and will never be for sale to other jurisdictions.
I encourage all Albertans to share their thoughts about water by:
- Attending a community session;
- Completing a survey online, available February 11 to 29; or
- Providing feedback to me either by phoning me, sending me an email or letter.
Alberta’s water belongs to all Albertans – how it’s managed for the future is vitally important to us all. Please join the conversation about Alberta’s water resources by visiting www.waterconversation.alberta.com.