September 6, 2011

In January 2011, a group of independent experts were chosen to help create a world-class environmental monitoring system in north-eastern Alberta that spans across all areas – air, land, water, and bio-diversity – which would then be expanded province-wide.

The Alberta Environmental Monitoring Panel delivered its recommendations to the Minister of Environment on June 30, 2011.

The report makes recommendations for the establishment of a world class environmental monitoring, evaluation and reporting system to be managed by Albertans for Alberta. A key recommendation is the creation of the Alberta Environmental Monitoring Commission to operate at arm’s length from government, regulators and those being regulated. The Commission would be responsible for the strategic direction, scientific focus and on-going operation of the proposed environmental monitoring system.

Please click to download the full report: A World Class Environmental Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting System for Alberta: The Report of the Alberta Environmental Monitoring Panel