RDRWA welcomes new Executive Director Josée Méthot

The Red Deer River Watershed Alliance is pleased to announce the appointment of Josée Méthot as Executive Director of the RDRWA. Josée has served as the RDRWA’s Watershed Planning Manager for the past six years, and the RDRWA welcomes her to the new role.

An environmental scientist by training, Josée’s work is focused on linking science, policy, and community to advance watershed management in Alberta. Josée holds a Master of Science in Natural Resource Sciences from McGill University, a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science from the University of Calgary, and she has trained extensively in public policy and planning, stakeholder engagement, systems-thinking, and facilitation. 

During her tenure as Watershed Planning Manager, Josée was instrumental in leading key RDRWA initiatives including:

Blueprint: An Integrated Watershed Management Plan for the Red Deer River Watershed

Research and engagement on major policy and planning files, spanning topics including hydraulic fracturing, sand and gravel development, the Municipal Government Act, and land-use along the Eastern Slopes.

Programs related to riparian areas management, communications, municipal planning, climate, and more.

Project Blue Thumb – a social innovation lab that brought stakeholders together to tackle water quality issues using a systemic and participatory approach

The RDRWA is confident that Josée has the knowledge, vision, and skills required to lead the RDRWA into a new chapter, and we look forward to continuing to work with partners from across sectors toward a “healthy, dynamic, and sustainable watershed”.