Environmental Law Centre assessed the appropriateness of water trusts as a policy mechanism to protect Alberta’s water resources. A water trust can protect the flow of a river by purchasing the right to leave a certain amount of water instream. The Environmental Law Centre examined their relative merits compared with alternatives, and will prepare a policy framework to guide implementation of potential flow preservation tools.
In Water We Trust: Engaging Albertan in Restoration and Maintenance of Environmental Flows – http://www.elc.ab.ca/whats-new/2015/nov/the-environmental-law-centre-report-in-water-we-trust-engaging-albertans-in-restoration-and-maintenance-of-environmental-flows-now-available-for-download.aspx
This page contains links to the final report, as well as supplementary materials.