Research Priorities for Alberta WPACs

Water is a critical resource in Canada, and particularly in Alberta. On May 5, 2011 in Red Deer, Alberta, the ACSRC hosted academic representatives and Watershed Planning and Advisory Councils (WPACs) members from across Alberta to discuss ways in which social science research can address water management issues. The workshop addressed both the benefits and opportunities that policy analysis rural and environmental sociology, adaptive and integrated watershed research, law and economics and many other areas of the social sciences offer to improve watershed and riparian management.

The aim of the workshop was to raise public awareness about watershed issues and find ways to help Albertans understand the interconnectivity between surface water and ground water and the value of our riparian landscapes, as well as how their actions can affect the value of these systems.

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Support for this project is being provided by The Alberta Rural Development Network (ARDN).