The focus of this session is to provide an overview of the Code of Practice for Wetland Replacement Works. The code came into force on December 23, 2020 and has been a key red tape reduction for proponents restoring or constructing wetlands by replacing Water Act approval requirements with a notice process for activities that meet the Code. This will result in eliminating approval wait times. It will also will help to increase participation in conservation offset programs, accelerate the addition of wetlands on the landscape, and stimulate Alberta’s economy by creating the right regulatory and economic conditions for wetland replacement proponents.

The Code is available in the Open Government Portal: https://open.alberta.ca/publications/code-of-practice-for-wetland-replacement-works

Presenters 

Zahidul Islam, Ph.D., P.Eng. is a hydrologist and water policy specialist in the Water and Waste Policy Branch of Environment and Parks. As a Water policy Specialist his role helps to ensure that advice, policy, regulations and management outcomes are supported by scientific and technical principles of natural resource management. He led the development of the Code of Practice for Wetland Replacement Works. 

Michael Seneka, M.Eng., P.Eng. is a senior hydrologist and water policy specialist in the Water and Waste Policy Branch of Environment and Parks. He has been with the department since 1997 and his role is informing policy, technical and regulatory analyses of Alberta's water management system and administration of the Water Act. He supported the development of the Code of Practice for Wetland Replacement Works. 

Julian Marchand is the Wetland Specialist for the Regulatory Assurance Division within the South Region. He is responsible for the implementation and enforcement of the Alberta Wetland Policy under the Water Act and supported the development of the Code of Practice for Wetland Replacement Works and Powerline Works Impacting Wetlands. 

When:  Thursday, June 24, 2021
Time: 9:00 am to 10:00 am 
Venue: Virtual Zoom Webinar
  Links will be emailed to all attendees prior to the session. 
Registration Deadline: Wednesday, June 23, 2021
Refund Cut-off Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2021

Questions

For registration information, please contact Inderjeet Singh isingh@cea.ca.

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