Will the Alberta Water Conversations be Effective?

With the Government of Alberta's Water Conversations wrapping up, and with one week remaining for Albertans to complete the online survey, Water Matters posts a reflection on the process, identifies some priority issues for further discussion, and encourages Albertans to share their comments on the process:

It was evident that there was insufficient public communication and understanding of the topics to begin with. Was this process the best way to “optimize our current system”? Was the process for public perception or effective water management? How will the government evaluate these conversations? Will each comment from individuals have equal weight to future decisions? Or will the experts in their field have more of a say and influence? What GOA discussions will follow this process? Will they involve all stakeholders and experts to work on targeted water issues of concern? Or does it end here?