Water for Economic Development

SouthGrow recently contracted the University of Lethbridge,  Department of Economics to research the existing water situation, both societal and economic; the existing legislation pertaining to water; the situation surrounding water licenses in the region and the impact of existing water licenses as well as the other legislation. Specifically, the following areas were investigated:

The research conducted not only provided SouthGrow Regional Initiative and its members a good understanding of the water situation in southern Alberta, but it also brought to the forefront a recognition that water was valuable for economic development.

On May 1, 2012, a presentation was given by Dave McGee (Government of Alberta - Environment and Water). His slides are available here: