EDMONTON, June 13, 2013 /CNW/ - The Alberta Water Council is releasing its Sector Planning for Water Conservation, Efficiency and Productivity report Tuesday, June 18th from 11:30 to 12:30 p.m. in Amber B, the Matrix Hotel, 10640 - 100 Avenue, Edmonton, Alberta.
Seven sectors that account for most of the water allocated in Alberta now have formal plans that will help achieve an important outcome of the province's Water for Life strategy. The report contains three recommendations, two of which pertain to the timing and focus of the progress reports. The third will see the establishment of a new multi-stakeholder team to determine how to measure overall success of the plans in helping to achieve the 30% improvement in efficiency and productivity of water use by 2015. The sectors include:
- Chemical Producers
- Downstream Petroleum Products
- Power Generation
- Upstream Oil and Gas (including oil sands)
The Minister of Environment and Sustainable Resource Development, representatives of the sectors that prepared plans and representatives from the Alberta Water Council will be participating in the public release of the report.
Established in 2004, the Alberta Water Council is a multi-stakeholder partnership with 24 members from governments, industry, and non-government organizations. Its primary task is to monitor and steward implementation of Alberta's Water for Life strategy and to champion the achievement of the strategy's three outcomes of a safe, secure drinking water supply, healthy aquatic ecosystems, and reliable, quality water supplies for a sustainable economy.
SOURCE: Alberta Water Council
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