Bow River Basin Council

The Bow River Basin Council is a multi-stakeholder group that has a broad mission of encouraging co-operative and effective strategies for water use management and environmental stewardship. The Bow River Basin Council does not assume the operating mandate of any member stakeholder, but will instead support and assist all member stakeholders in their mandates by improving co-ordination, communications and consensus-based problem solving amongst them.

The Bow River Basin Council's mission is:
To provide or support actions for the purposes of protecting and improving the waters of the Bow River Basin and with respect to any social, cultural, economic and environmental aspects of:
- riparian zones
- aquatic ecosystems
- the quality and quantity of groundwater and surface water
- the effects of human activity and land use on water resources
2 Commercial and Industrial Members
2 Licensee Members
2 Municipal Government Members
2 Non-Profit Groups and Academia Members
2 Regulatory, Administrative and First Nations Members
2 Individual Public Members
1 Treasurer

The City of Calgary may only appoint one (1) Municipal Government Member.
2 year term - staggered
Term Expiry Month:
Location:  n/a
7 Members
Resource Staff:
Kelly, Mike ((403) 932-0189)
Administrative Contact:
Mark Bennett (Executive Director)
Bow River Basin Council
Springs Garden - Building D
P.O. Box 2100, Station M, mail code #64
Calgary AB T2P 2M5
Reports To:
SPC on Utilities & Corporate Services
Bow River Basin Council

ChairVice ChairMemberRoleCurrent AppointmentExpiry Year
   Carolyn BowenMunicipal Government Member, appointed by The City of Calgary20172021

Authority  Description Decision
1. 1992 Bow River Basin Council is established as an advisory body to the provincial Minister of Environmental Protection.
2. 1999 April 26, N99-08 At the request of the Bow River Basin Council, City of Calgary Council appointed 1 Alderman to sit on the Board and 1 alternate. Resolution of Council: Alderman to report to Council, at least twice a year, through the SPC on Operations and Environment.
3. 2010 October 26, Organizational Meeting of Council Council do not appoint an Aldermanic Representative to the Bow River Basin Council at this time.