What you should know about Alberta''s water market


May 14, 2009 :: Danielle Droitsch
Moderated by Tom Cain

Pressure on Alberta''s water resources is growing by the day.

Limits on water availability have brought about Canada''s first market for water. This is a controversial topic but is not well understood by many Albertans.

The Alberta government is considering changes to this water market as well as fundamental changes to water use and allocation.

The speaker will provide an overview of Alberta''s current water allocation system, key issues on the table and alternatives for the future.

Speaker: Danielle Droitsch

Danielle Droitsch is the Executive Director of Water Matters, an Alberta non-governmental organization founded in 2007 to address province-wide watershed issues.

Danielle has been working on river conservation since 1995. She founded the Tennessee Clean Water Network, a state-wide organization focused on implementation of the Clean Water Act. She has also acted as a policy director for American Rivers’ Hydropower Reform Coalition in Washington DC.

Ms. Droitsch has worked for the Southern Alliance for Clean Energy, the National Parks Conservation Association, and the Natural Resources Defense Council. She is a former member of the Alberta Water Council and is Chair of the Alberta Environment Network Water Caucus, which comprises up to 50 groups.

Danielle holds a degree in law from the University of Tennessee and a Bachelor of Science from James Madison University.


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