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Call for Delegates: Member, Developing a Water for Life Partnership Strategy Working Group

Developing a Water for Life Partnership Strategy Working Group
Application Deadline: 
12 Apr 2010 (All day)

The AEN has received a request from the Alberta Water Council (AWC) to identify two to three ENGO sector participants for a new working group: Developing a Water for Life Partnership Strategy.

Deadline to indicate interest is at noon Monday April 12, 2010.


The Council recognized a need to improve communication, coordination, integration and cooperation between the Alberta Water Council and the other Water for Life partnerships – particularly the Watershed Planning and Advisory Councils and decided to create a Working Group to further examine the issue.

No firm project description exists – the purpose of the Working Group will be to develop a clear, concise, achievable project (ie. Develop a Terms of Reference)

The Working Group will not “do” the project, but will describe a project to be completed by a Project Team.


  • Sectors should have an interest in this issue (deal makers, deal breakers, implementers)
  • Representative does not have to be a Council Director or Alternate
  • Representative needs to have characteristics described below, from Council’s Process Guidelines

For this particular group, we need a cross-section of representatives with significant experience participating in one or more of the WFL partnerships – WPACs, WSGs or AWC. Ideally, this Working Group will have 2 or 3 representatives from each broad category, but this will be adjusted as interest demands. 

Time Commitment: 

For the Developing a Water for Life Partnership Strategy group, from April 1 to June 10, 2010.

The first group meeting will be during the week of May 3 to May 7, 2010. Representatives are not required to participate in any subsequent, but many sectors have found this helpful.  Project Team commitments are generally 9-15 months in length.

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: 
  • Report regularly to the AEN Water Caucus
  • Willingness to consult with the AEN Water Caucus as constituency reference group
  • Represent a particular stakeholder organization or sector
  • Have the time required to complete the work of the Council
  • Report regularly to their sector
  • Follow the rules and principles of consensus decision making
  • Be knowledgeable about water, watershed function, sector use of water, and for this project - Water for Life partnerships
  • Respect the opinions and experience of others
  • Make constructive contributions that advance the team’s goals and objectives, and help others to do the same
  • Be able to represent the interests of their sector while working creatively and constructively with others towards a common goal
  • Brief their sector’s Director regularly, including prior to the team’s report and recommendations being presented to the Board
  • As appropriate, participate in briefing Directors and Alternates in their broad category
  • Liaise with their sector’s participants on the Board and other Council teams to maximize synergy, ensure coordination, and prevent duplication by keeping each other informed.
Application Instructions: 
Please reply to julia [at] water-matters [dot] org with your contact information and a brief biography with reference to the key participant criteria by noon Monday April 12, 2010.

Posted April 1, 2010 by Anonymous

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