Call for Delegates: Member, AWC Non-Point Source Pollution Working Group

AWC Non-Point Source Pollution Working Group
Application Deadline: 
12 Apr 2010

The AEN has received a request from the Alberta Water Council (AWC) to identify two to three Non-Point Source Pollution Working Group. ENGO sector participants for a new working group:

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


The Council, through its “Recommended Projects to Advance the Goal of Healthy Aquatic Ecosystems” recognized an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the contributions of non-point source pollution and the policies and tools that can minimize their impacts. Work in this area appears to align nicely with the Government of Alberta’s new direction to address impacts of all activities on the landscape through a cumulative effects management approach

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

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

Time Commitment: 

For the Non-Point Source Pollution Working 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: 
  • Represent a particular stakeholder organization or sector
  • Willingness to consult with the AEN Water Caucus as constituency reference group
  • Have the time required to complete the work of the Council
  • Report regularly to AEN Water Caucus
  • Follow the rules and principles of consensus decision-making
  • Be knowledgeable about water, watershed function, and sector use of water
  • Knowledge of non-point pollution source and controls
  • 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 [email protected] with your contact information and a brief biography with reference to the key participant criteria by noon Monday April 12, 2010.