Backgrounder: Canada and Alberta invest in green infrastructure projects in Alberta to strengthen the economy and support communities


Backgrounder: Canada and Alberta invest in green infrastructure projects in Alberta to strengthen the economy and support communities

Federal, provincial, and municipal funding will support 8 infrastructure projects in Alberta. These investments will create jobs, grow the economy, and support healthier, more sustainable communities.

The Government of Canada is investing more than $41.6 million in these projects through the Green Infrastructure Stream (GIS) of the Investing in Canada plan. The Government of Alberta is providing over $39.5 million, while funding applicants are contributing more than $26.4 million.

Project Information:


Project Name

Project Details

Federal Funding

Provincial Funding

Municipal / Other Funding


Wastewater Treatment Upgrades and Irrigation Project

Upgrades to the wastewater treatment facility, including addition of a storage cell, upgrades to the existing lagoon transfer structures, and installation of a pump and irrigation pivot




Black Diamond

Lagoon Upgrade Project

Upgrades to the existing lagoon system to comply with new effluent requirements for discharge into the Sheep River and to increase wastewater treatment capacity for the community in the future




Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement

Water Treatment Plant Upgrade

Completion of necessary upgrades to the water treatment plant in the Buffalo Lake Métis Settlement community





Downtown Flood Barrier

Construction of a 1.4-km flood barrier along the south bank of the Bow River on the Eau Claire Promenade and Riverwalk areas





Upper Plateau Separation

Construction of a new storm water trunk to convey storm water run-off from the Upper Plateau directly to the Bow River





Coaldale Malloy Drain Phase 2B Implementation Plan

Re-purposing of abandoned raw water reservoirs into storm water storage as well as construction of a new wetland with fore bay and a new bio-swale with a pump station to direct storm water from the south wetland into the reservoirs




Crowsnest Pass

Frank Wastewater Plant Upgrade Project

Upgrades to an existing wastewater treatment plant to comply with wastewater effluent quality regulations and standards




Siksika Nation

Arthur A. Youngman Water Treatment Plant Raw Water Wells Project

Construction of two new water wells to provide a stable source of feed water for the Arthur A. Youngman treatment facility in Siksika Nation




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