Our water supply isn’t growing, but our population is rapidly expanding. As a result, our economy is dependent on effective and efficient water usage. This is particularly true for Agri-food Industries who rely on WaterSMART to help them meet their goals for water conservation, increased water productivity, and efficient water use and reuse strategies.
We work with these companies to develop and implement policies and best practices, and we recommend digitization and smart technologies that decrease costs and increase yields and traceability.
WaterSMART is currently working with Alberta Innovates and Nutrien to design a sector-specific water stewardship standard for agriculture in Alberta that draws on international water stewardship models and experience. By developing a business case for water stewardship specific to the agriculture sector, this project will educate companies on how investing in water stewardship across the agri-food value chain can save money and add value by making Alberta a more attractive agri-food market internationally.