|Wood Buffalo Environmental Association|
|Dr. Kevin Percy|
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|The Wood Buffalo Environmental Association (WBEA) monitors the environment of the 68,454 square km. Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo in north-eastern Alberta. The Athabasca Oil Sands Region is within the Municipality, and includes both traditional bitumen mining operations and in situ oil production. The region also encompasses the communities of Fort McMurray, Fort Chipewyan, Fort McKay, Anzac, Janvier and Conklin. WBEA is committed to reporting accurate and timely high quality data from our Air, Terrestrial and Human Exposure Monitoring Programs to ensure regional stakeholders have the information they need to make informed environmental decisions. WBEA’s data and reports may be accessed at www.wbea.org.
WBEA has monitored and reported air quality in northeastern Alberta since 1997. Located in Fort McMurray, WBEA is a consensus-driven, independent, community-based, not-for-profit Association with 37 members. Member organizations represent Aboriginal, Environmental Non-Government, Government and Industry sectors. WBEA holds quarterly general members meetings and an annual general meeting. A Governance Committee meets monthly to provide direction to WBEA’s staff of 26.
WBEA has recently increased the number of partnerships with governments to further enhance our monitoring activities under the Joint Canada-Alberta Plan for Implementation of Oil Sands Monitoring.
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|The Wood Buffalo Environmental Association (WBEA) monitors the environment of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo in north-eastern Alberta which includes the Athabasca Oil Sands Region. WBEA does this on behalf of our 37 member organizations representing Aboriginal, Environmental Non-Government, Government and Industry sectors. Through our Air, Terrestrial and Human Exposure Monitoring Programs, WBEA reports accurate and timely high quality data to ensure regional stakeholders have the information they need to make informed environmental decisions. WBEA’s air quality data are streamed in real time and updated hourly at www.wbea.org. WBEA’s air quality data contribute to the calculation of an Air Quality Health Index (AQHI) for five regional communities. Data and reports related to WBEA’s Terrestrial Environmental Effects Monitoring program and our Human Exposure Monitoring program may also be found on our website.|
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