Alberta’s Riparian Land Governance System
By Dr. Judy Stewart, PhD, 2021
60 pp. Occasional Paper #73
The purpose of this paper is to examine Alberta’s current cross-scalar riparian land governance system: this includes the people who govern, and the policies, laws, regulations, institutional arrangements and management strategies they implement. Taking a look at the riparian land governance system as a whole, and examining the many structural couplings of subsystems within, may help politicians, lawyers, land use planners, industry stakeholders, and landowners to identify emergent riparian land governance issues that require systemic improvements. Some recommendations for necessary systemic changes are included.