Participating in the Charter
Become a participant
To become one of the participating organizations (municipalities, counties, businesses and community groups are all welcome), the first step was to download and sign the document below. This document is formatted as a fillable PDF, so it could be completed digitally.
Once the form was completed, a copy was returned to the OWC through email or standard mail.
The following timeline details milestones and actions that the Water Charter Participants and OWC were working towards from May long weekend to September long weekend 2017.
Become a Member
Sign the Charter
You can sign onto the SA Water Charter at anytime before the Sept-long weekend. These dates are just for current signatories and associated media events!
Choose Your Action
Just a few ideas on what you and your team can do!
Download a Badge
All participating organizations will have chosen and downloaded a badge which best represents their focus on watershed management and health.
Organizations will also have decided on their beginning specific action or actions they will undertake to support the Charter. These will be new, community Water Charter actions, not, for example "We will continue to monitor water quality".
On May 15, 2017 the Water Charter Actions begin. We finally set things in motion with a major media event and first signatories April 7, 2017 in Lethbridge City Hall. A second group of signatories joined us at the AGM on June 15th. This brings the total to 42 signatories!
Events and actions will continue from May long weekend through to September long weekend in all areas of the watershed and are community-driven. OWC will help promote and encourage local volunteers and media and all actions must be registered with OWC prior to them taking place.
The next media signing event will be TBA as new signatories join the SAWC17.
Participants 'Go Live'
Charter Partners are responsible for making known and sharing their Water Charter Acts with the community and encouraging the community to help make them a success.
Throughout the summer, Charter Partners will document their Water Charter Acts in blog postings and photos and will submit them to OWC.
As OWC continues to publish its video series, Charter Partners can add or switch out the badges on their websites, and they can add the blogs and photos about their Water Charter Acts to their own website pages.
The campaign will close at the end of September long weekend 2017.
By October 15, 2017, the OWC will compile all Charter Partners' final blogs and action reports and publish on our website and social media channels. We will provide an overview of the Water Charter Acts and their distribution and impact throughout the watershed.
Water Charter Celebration
On November 17, 2017 the OWC will host a Water Charter Celebration at the Southern Alberta Ethnic Association that will include a major media event and special awards will be given to participants.