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Water development approvals - Industry contacts and contact maps


Water Resources, Infrastructure Planning Industry Contacts

Infrastructure Planning plays a key role with the development approvals process within Water, as the Sections of Development Approvals, Development Engineering, Development Planning and the Water Industry Liaison all reside within the Division.

Contact Structure


To ensure inquiries are routed in the most efficient and effective manner, inquiries should first be directed to Development Engineering (DE). This ensures that the Corporate Planning Applications Group (CPAG) is informed of the issue, as oftentimes more than one business unit can be impacted. DE will then direct the inquiry to the appropriate Section in IP or within The City. General inquiries not specific to an application are to be directed to the Industry Liaison.

Development Engineering

Development Engineering (DE) is a member of the CPAG (Corporate Planning Applications Group) that is responsible for reviewing and approving Stream 4 Development Permits, Subdivision applications, and Land Use Road Closure Outline Plans. DE’s role is to represent the interests of Water Resources, Environmental & Safety Management, Waste and Recycling Services, Utility Line Assignments, Fire and Subdivision Development within CPAG. DE also facilitates the circulation and approval of construction drawings. DE administers legal agreements required to realize development.

Development Engineering contact information:

Lawrence Wong, Leader
Development Engineering
(403) 268-1714

Erin Ward
(587) 215-7674

Industry Liaison

The Industry Liaison and Leader, Business Performance Management (BPM) is responsible for supporting development and business operations within Infrastructure Planning, and is responsible for the automation of development approvals business processes including POSEIDON (formerly the Development Approvals Management System) and POSEIDONOnline.

The Industry Liaison chairs industry engagement committees, addresses inquiries brought forth by the development 2 industry, oversees the process for the development of Water-specific guidelines and specifications, facilitates and coordinates responses/issues managements, and develops and issues Industry Bulletins related to Water issues.

Industry Liaison contact information:

Darlene Stewart, Leader
Business Performance Management
(403) 268-5833

Development Approvals

Development Approvals (DA) provides technical review of development applications from a water, wastewater and stormwater perspective to ensure developments meet or exceed The City’s design requirements. The Team also facilitates the review of the Construction Completion Certificate (CCC) and Final Acceptance Certificate (FAC) submissions for stormwater ponds.

Information pertaining to the application process, as well as staff assignment by quadrant can be found at Water Development Approvals.

Development Approvals contact information:

Maggie Choi, Leader
Development Approvals
(403) 268-2855

For issues related to a development application on the east side of Deerfoot Trail:

Zhong Xiang
(403) 268-2996

For issues related to a development application on the west side of Deerfoot Trail:

Ben Smith
(403) 268-6779

Development Planning

Development Planning (DP) carries out a broad range of functions related to water, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure.

A central mandate is infrastructure planning activities to support Calgary's growth. DP creates and applies infrastructure planning policy in existing and new growth areas to support Calgary’s growth and sustainment of our water, sanitary and stormwater utilities.

To support this work the team, in combination with other section of Infrastructure Planning, carries out analysis for infrastructure upgrades and operational support, such as sanitary and storm sewer relief projects and water feedermain shutdowns. The culmination of the Development Planning team’s efforts are infrastructure policy plans, short to medium range plans, capital infrastructure programs, and operational plans.

Development Planning contact information:

Tanner Fellinger, Leader
Development Planning
(403) 268-4933

Area Contact Maps

To contact a Water Resources Development Approval Engineer or Engineering Technologist who represents your project's location in Calgary, please use the maps below:

For outline plans, stormwater management reports, sanitary servicing studies

Use theDevelopment Approval Engineer contact map.

For development permits, development site servicing plans, construction drawings

Use theDevelopment Approval Engineering Technologist contact map.