State of the Environment Reporting
According to the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, Alberta's Minister of Environment is required to report on the state of Alberta's environment.
The definition of "environment" is very broad, so information from other Alberta Government departments and organizations is included in Alberta's State of the Environment reports. This information is acquired throughout the year, given that the various indicators have different time steps. All data is then analyzed and compiled accordingly.
Other contributing departments include:
- Agriculture, Food & Rural Development;
- Tourism, Parks and Recreation;
- Sustainable Resource Development; and
- Energy Resources Conservation Board.
Alberta's first comprehensive report was produced in 1994. By moving State of the Environment information online, we are able to provide dynamic and up-to-date information source focusing on the indicators that we use to manage the cumulative effects of development on the environment.
Past Alberta State of the Environment reports are available from the Information Center.
Alberta Environment reports on the State of the Environment, however, other organizations may develop their own reports, for example, state of the watershed reports. For more information, visit:
Athabasca Watershed Council
Battle River Watershed
Beaver River Watershed Alliance
Bow River Basin
Lesser Slave Lake Watershed
Milk River Basin
North Saskatchewan River Basin
Oldman Watershed Council
Red Deer River Watershed Alliance
South East Alberta Watershed Alliance