Our expert knowledge of water, water systems and the regulatory environment enables us to recommend best practices and manage risks for our public sector clients, including all levels of government, regulatory agencies, co-ops, irrigation districts, and land developers.
Specifically, we work with these clients to:
Secure access to water for ever-increasing populations.
Support and recommend policy development, changes and implementation.
Help land developers find water management solutions and secure the necessary approvals for their water management plans.
The Cooperative Stormwater Management Initiative (CSMI) is a 25-year project that will address regional stormwater infrastructure challenges and bring integrated stormwater management to the Western Irrigation District (WID) and surrounding municipalities. The CSMI area is east of the City of Calgary, and includes parts of Calgary, Rocky View County, and Wheatland County as well as the City of Chestermere and the Town of Strathmore.
WaterSMART provides project management, activity integration, coordination, facilitation, communications planning and implementation, and regulatory and technical domain knowledge capturing for the CSMI group. In addition, we also provided advisory services that evaluated and selected a governance structure to maintain the collaborative mechanism of the group.
With WaterSMART’s support, the CSMI will create and implement a cooperative solution for the entire region that will create resiliency to flooding in developed areas and address water quality issues in the existing irrigation canals.
The 2013 Great Alberta Flood: Actions to Mitigate, Manage and Control Future Floods Feedback Compendium
In response to unprecedented flooding in Alberta, WaterSMART was engaged to develop two collaborative papers: The 2013 Great Alberta Flood: Actions to Mitigate, Manage and Control Future Floods (Flood White Paper) and The 2013 Great Alberta Flood: Progress Report on Actions to Mitigate, Manage and Control Future Floods. In order to determine comprehensive flood management solutions, the papers provide proactive recommendations and address gaps in flood mitigation efforts.