Brian Yee is the Director, Transboundary Waters Secretariat in the Watershed Adaptation and Resilience Branch, Strategy Division of Alberta Environment and Parks. He has been with the Alberta government since 2011. Prior to joining the Alberta Government, Brian had a 30 year career with Environment Canada ranging from conducting water flow measurements on rivers in Saskatchewan to being a senior engineering advisor. He has many years of experience in interjurisdictional water management serving on the Mackenzie River Basin Board, Prairie Provinces Water Board, Souris River Board of Control and the St. Mary – Milk Rivers apportionment. He led Alberta’s team in signing a bilateral water management agreement with the Northwest Territories and is part of Alberta’s team providing input to Canada’s action plan for Wood Buffalo National Park and the Peace-Athabasca Delta. He promotes the need for cooperative relationships in managing water that crosses political boundaries and understands the importance of water for our communities, environment and economy. He is now working to influence decision makers to consider the impacts of climate change on future water management on the prairies.
Brian was born and raised in Regina, SK. He attended the University of Saskatchewan where he obtained his Civil Engineering degree. Brian is married to Sharon, and they have three daughters, two son-in-laws, and two grandsons.