Program Information

Watershed Resiliency and Restoration Program (WRRP)


The WRRP was established to increase the natural capacity of the province’s watersheds to reduce the intensity, magnitude, duration and effects from flooding and drought, to the benefit of Alberta’s communities. This will be accomplished in part, through grants to third-party organizations for non-structural mitigation measures and will complement the province’s structural programs. The goals of the program focus on enhancing the natural ability of watersheds to recover from flood and drought events through conservation or restoration of natural watershed features, education and stewardship, and the development of tools and data to assist in watershed management decisions. The 4-year WRRP budget allocation for 2017-2020 is $14 million.

Non-governmental organizations, stewardship groups and other not-for-profit organizations, municipalities, First Nations, and all local authorities are eligible to receive funds under the program. Examples of eligible projects include:

  • Riparian enhancements (e.g. riparian plantings, soil bio-engineering) etc.);
  • Wetland enhancements (e.g. wetland creation, enhancement or restoration);
  • Floodplain/river improvements (e.g. channel naturalization, floodplain storage capacity enhancements, etc.);
  • Conservation initiatives;
  • Education and outreach associated with a specific project(s);
  • Data collection efforts for the purpose of research, evaluation and assessment related to a specific project(s).

The next WRRP application submission deadline is October 30, 2017. For more information please visit the website.

Budget 2017-18: $3.5 million


Calendar Deadlines

  • Application Deadline
    [ 30-Oct-2017 ]


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