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Call for Delegates: AWC Sector Plan Monitoring Working Group

Initiative: 
ENGO Sector Participant
Application Deadline: 
6 Oct 2008 (All day)
Background: 

The AEN has received a request from the Alberta Water Council to identify an ENGO sector participant for the new multi-stakeholder AWC Sector Plan Monitoring Working Group. This working group will support the sectors preparing and implementing Conservation, Efficiency and Productivity (CEP) plans during the first three years of implementing the Alberta Water Council CEP recommendations.

Deadline to indicate interest is morning of October 6. The first meeting will be the week of October 22.

As a key action of Water for Life, the “Water Conservation, Efficiency and Productivity Sector Planning Final Report” (please see the attached document) was given final approval at the September 16th Alberta Water Council (AWC) board meeting. Recommendation 23 in this report asks the AWC to establish a new project team that will receive CEP sector plans, provide advice to participating sectors, and review the effectiveness of the CEP sector planning system, overall.

Recommendation 23 indicates that the following sectors should participate on this team:

  • Seven priority sectors
  • Alberta Environment
  • Other stakeholders

To effectively support the sectors preparing and implementing CEP plans during the first three years, the AWC is moving quickly to develop and approve a project team Terms of Reference (ToR) so that this team can begin its work in supporting the participating sectors. AWC is optimistically shooting for a working group to come forward with a draft ToR at the December 2008 Council meeting.

Time Commitment: 

Participation on this working group and project team is likely going to be a significant commitment. The total amount of work outlined in recommendation 23 spans over three years and may involve from six to twelve meetings per year, although there is an opportunity to break the work into smaller pieces. This discussion would happen during the working group phase.

Expenses & Honoraria: 

AWC stakeholders who participate on working groups, project teams or standing committees can claim travel expenses and honoraria as follows:

  • $100 for each half-day meeting
  • $200 for each full-day meeting
  • $85 for preparation/follow-up for each meeting, and
  • $85 for travel if it takes more than a total of three hours to travel to and from a meeting.
Selection Criteria: 
  • Has time to fully participate
  • Actively engages
  • Honours commitments
  • Listens generously
  • Respects others' ideas and interests
  • Communicates clearly
  • Recognizes positions and looks for interests
  • Has substantive knowledge of their sector's interests and use of water
  • Looks for creative and innovative solutions
  • Understands the principles of consensus decision-making
  • Undertakes two-way communication within their sector
  • Able to sit at the table and make a deal on behalf of their sector
  • Willingness and experience engaging in multi-stakeholder environmental initiatives quality initiatives
  • Familiarity/experiences in water conservation issues
  • Willingness to consult with the AEN Water Caucus as constituency reference group
Application Instructions: 

Please reply to danielle [at] water-matters [dot] org with your contact information and a brief biography with reference to the key participant criteria by morning of Monday October 6.

Posted September 30, 2008 by Anonymous

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