spacer The Vermillion River Operations Advisory Committee

About Us

Established in 2002, by then Deputy Minister of Environment Roger Palmer, the Vermilion River Water Management System Operations Advisory Committee (more commonly as the Vermilion River Operations Advisory Committee) serves to advise Alberta Environment on the operation of the water management structures along the Vermilion River. Established in response to stakeholder recommendations following several flood events in the late 1990s, the community-based advisory committee provides a communication link between Alberta Environment Water Operations staff, the local communities, and the the landowners most directly affected by flow conditions of the Vermilion River. (For more recommendations, see Stakeholder Recommendations Report).

Represented on the committee are the Counties of Minburn, Two Hills, Vermilion River, and Beaver, the Holden Drainage District, Ducks Unlimited Canada, the Alberta Conservation Association, and Alberta Environment. (For more information on committee structure and role, see Terms of Reference).

Regularly scheduled meetings of the Advisory Committee provide an opportunity for stakeholders to inquire, learn, and provide input into the operation of the two government-owned structures along the Vermilion River, and also offer a venue to discuss current instream concerns, issues, and/or opportunities for water management within the Vermilion River watershed.

Committe Members