Annual Report 2017

Today, the Alberta Land Institute (ALI) released its Annual Report for 2017.

The past year, ALI saw growing influence among policy makers with several important, cutting-edge research projects completed.

These include:

  • Measuring conservation offsets: In-lieu payments and fees as a mechanism of environmental compensation;
  • Systems modeling sustainable land and water policy in Alberta’s irrigation sector; and,
  • Economic evaluation of farmland conversion and fragmentation in Alberta.

These projects provide Albertans, and policymakers in particular, with valuable information on the current status of agricultural land, conservation offsets and the potential impact of irrigation expansion. These projects have received considerable academic and media interest.

New research projects are also now underway exploring complex topics such as municipal annexation and land use tools for local development.

Finally, plans are well underway for Land Use 2018 as we discuss the issues of Land, Water and Society.

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Thanks for all your support. Once again, you can read our report online here.