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Work done for Alberta Watershed Planning and Advisory Councils

Client: Alberta Watershed Planning and Advisory Councils , North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance

Vermilion River Watershed Management Plan

Services: Writer (2012)
Susan Abells worked the Steering Committee to write the Vermilion River Watershed Management Plan based on feedback received from watershed stakeholder to the Discussion Paper.

Client: Alberta Watershed Planning and Advisory Councils , North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance

A Discussion Paper for the Development of Watershed Management Plan for the Vermilion River in Alberta

Services: Writing services (2011)
This Discussion Paper was the culmination of several years of work developing a watershed management plan for the Vermilion River, a sub-watershed of the North Saskatchewan River basin. It was a locally-driven, collaborative planning initiative led a coalition of three partners: the North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance, the Alberta North American Waterfowl Management Plan Partners, and the North East Alberta Water Management Coalition (a coalition of rural municipalities in the Vermilion River watershed that includes elected representatives from the Counties of Beaver, Minburn, Two Hills, Lamont, and Vermilion River.) Susan Abells wrote the Discussion Paper under the direction of the Vermilion River Watershed Management Project Steering Committee.

Client: Alberta Watershed Planning and Advisory Councils , North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance

Integrated Watershed Management Plan for the North Saskatchewan River Watershed

Services: Stakeholder Engagement, Capacity Building, Legislative and Policy Analysis, Writing (2009 to 2011)
Susan Abells and Michael Henry have worked with NSWA staff and Board of Directors since 2009 to design and implement a cross-sectoral collaborative planning and engagement strategy, based on IAP2 values and approach, to support the development of an Integrated Watershed Management Plan (IWMP) for the North Saskatchewan River watershed. Susan Abells worked with the IWMP editorial committee to develop and write the IWMP Discussion Paper and online Workbook Survey (2011), and prepared a structured content analysis of survey responses. Our firm continues to work with the NSWA, providing strategic advice and support for stakeholder and community engagement as well as writing and communications services.

Client: Alberta Watershed Planning and Advisory Councils

Visioning Workshop

Services: Facilitation, writing (2010)
Susan Abells and Michael Henry facilitated a visioning session at the Annual Summit that focused on identifying common challenges, and where Alberta’s WPACs may be able to improve how they work together to more effectively and efficiently achieve their individual goals and priorities. Susan Abells then wrote their paper entitled "A Focus on Collaboration: Conclusions from the 2010 WPAC Summit."



Client: Alberta Watershed Planning and Advisory Councils , SEAWA: South East Alberta Watershed Alliance

Strategic Planning

Services: Facilitator (2010)
Susan Abells facilitated a strategic planning session of the Board of Directors.

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