The Alberta Airsheds Council (AAC) continues to work collaboratively with Alberta Environment and Parks’ Monitoring and Science Division to develop a province-wide air monitoring system. Major goals include clarifying roles and responsibilities for all organizations involved in air quality monitoring in Alberta, and establishing a mechanism for sustainable funding for ambient air monitoring going forward.
AAC is advocating for the continuation of many aspects of the Airshed model that FAP and other Airsheds currently have in place – a collaborative, consensus-based, regional and multi-stakeholder focus that has proven to be very successful. Airsheds are also connected to the communities in which they operate and are therefore able to provide a local perspective to a province-wide air monitoring system.
Fort Air Partnership’s Executive Director Nadine Blaney is co-chair of the AAC, a not-for-profit society that represents all nine Airsheds in Alberta.