Many of Alberta's air quality issues are local, both in their cause and the solutions required. In these cases, province-wide approaches may not be appropriate or efficient. Airsheds provide an opportunity for local stakeholders to design local solutions to their concerns.

The primary responsibility of a multi-stakeholder airshed is to monitor and report on air quality in the region. Airsheds also play an important role in developing management plans to deal with air quality concerns. The success of an airshed is largely dependent on the co-operation and dedication of all stakeholders including governments, industries, environmental organizations and the public.

There are nine airsheds providing data to the airdata warehouse:

For a tabular listing of stations within each airshed, click here