Message from the Executive Director
This past year is one that will not soon be forgotten. In 2015, communities and industries were challenged on a number of fronts as a result of prolonged market volatility.
Albertans know too well the cyclical nature of our signature resources. We have experienced downturns before and each time, we have emerged stronger and wiser. While the timing of the market’s eventual rebound is uncertain, by working together we can better position ourselves for what lies ahead.
NCIA represents a broad and changing spectrum of backgrounds, interests, and approaches. Ultimately, our collective strength lies in our ability to address challenges with diverse viewpoints and expertise.
In 2015, we continued to work together in pursuit of exceptional outcomes related to Regional Effects Management: Ambient Air Quality, Surface Water Quality and Groundwater Management. We also actively fed into emerging environmental policy development and other key engagement opportunities.
Our work this year focused on the Municipal Government Act Review, Regional Noise Management and contribution to the Fine Particulate Matter Response. Thousands of hours were dedicated by many to ensure a bright and sustainable future for the Capital Region and Alberta’s Industrial Heartland.
NCIA’s collaborative achievements to date are indeed quite impressive. I am looking forward to continuing this momentum as we explore emerging opportunities and reach new milestones. Although many of the challenges of this past year will likely carry through well into 2016, I’m confident that NCIA and our members are well positioned to meet them head on.
Dr. Laurie Danielson
NCIA Executive Director