About Us

What We Do

The Red Deer River Watershed Alliance (RDRWA) was created in 2005 as a non-profit society. We serve as the designated Watershed Planning and Advisory Council for the Red Deer River watershed, under the Government of Alberta’s Water for Life Strategy.

We act as a collaborative forum for stakeholders from across sectors to work together in support of healthy waters, landscapes, and communities. We all have a role to play in watershed management, and the RDRWA helps community members and key sectors find meaningful opportunities to make a difference.


We bring people and sectors together to share information and find practical ways forward through science and dialogue.


As a science-based organization, we work collaboratively to advance understanding of key watershed issues through research, analysis, and engagement, and to guide practical actions to improve watershed health outcomes.


We raise awareness about watershed concepts, issues, and opportunities for shared stewardship and management. 

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Vision, Mission, Goals

Our Vision
The Red Deer River watershed will be healthy, dynamic and sustainable through the efforts of the entire community.

Our Mission
The Red Deer River Watershed Alliance is an inclusive, collaborative partnership that promotes a healthy watershed to ensure a legacy of ecological integrity and economic sustainability.

Our Goals

  • Convenor and Collaborator – Provide a forum for information exchange and dialogue
  • Promote water literacy and education on water and watershed management
  • Conduct state of watershed reporting and integrated watershed planning