EverGreen Party of Alberta response to Question 06

Question: What is your plan to approach and manage the competing interests for water resources in the Calgary region?

Answer: The EverGreen Party of Alberta concurs with the City of Calgary on the overriding importance of sustainable economic development, healthy aquatic ecosystems, and safe and secure drinking water supplies. We will immediately cap water resource allocations in the South Saskatchewan River Basin at 2012 levels, on the understanding that the City of Calgary and other jurisdictions in the South Saskatchewan River Basin will redouble their efforts to implement water safety and conservation initiatives in their respective regions. Moreover, we will immediately prohibit inter-basin water transfers to and from the South Saskatchewan River Basin and from river basins across Alberta as a means of protecting and conserving this increasingly precious resource and the riverine ecosystems depending on it.

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