Move My Licence to DRAS for Water Licences

From the Government of Alberta

There’s a new, easy-to-use tool available to help Albertans manage water licence(s) and associated water use information more efficiently, including water use reporting. If you hold a water licence that was issued prior to November 2021, this update requires your action and benefits you!

The government of Alberta is moving water licences issued under the Water Act and precedent legislation such as the Water Resources Act to a new secure online platform called the Digital Regulatory Assurance System (DRAS). DRAS has been accepting applications for Water Act licences and other types of water authorizations such as codes of practice since 2021. However, the records associated with water licences issued prior to 2021 are still housed in a series of older electronic and paper-based systems and need to be moved to the digital platform.

Please refer to a quick video tutorial that guides you step-by-step to move your licence to DRAS and gain access to improved features and services through this new platform.

If you are an association or group organization, we would appreciate your support by sharing this information with your membership. If you have any questions, please contact