Collaborative adaptation planning in Alberta watersheds

Since 2010, a series of collaborative projects have brought together diverse stakeholders and partners to explore climate change implications for Alberta’s water supplies and to develop strategies to support sustainable and resilient water management. These projects are helping to build a common understanding of climate change impacts on the balance between water supply and demand at the basin-level. For instance, the Bow River Basin Working Group put forward 12 recommendations, which include feasibility studies for three potential flood risk reduction structures. The Athabasca River Basin Working Group put forward recommendations, which include land-use planning to maintain natural hydrological functions, sharing and applying Indigenous knowledge, and establishing environmental flow needs.

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