Conferences, Courses & Workshops

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"Keeping the Athabasca" Citizens' Water Forum and Watershed Stewardship Workshop

Mar 3 2010 - 7:00am to Mar 6 2010 - 7:00am

Keeping the Athabasca: Water is Life… As Long as the Rivers Flow

A Citizens' Inquiry into the Monitoring, Management & Protection of our Athabasca Basin Watersheds, Surface & Ground Waters

Summary

The Keepers of the Athabasca and their cooperating partners invite you to participate in our March 03 -06 "Keeping the Water : Water is Life...As Long as the Rivers Flow..." Gathering , a free citizens'  forum and stewardship workshop examining the management, monitoring and protection of  our Athabasca Basin watersheds and surface and ground waters. These Athabasca meetings are part of an ongoing series of community groundwater and watershed forums held in  Athabasca Basin communities this winter. Together with Crooked Creek Conservancy, Safe Drinking Water Foundation, Athabasca University and Science Outreach Athabasca, the Keepers of the Athabasca are hosting three days of water educational meetings here at Athabasca. These events are to be held at several Athabasca Town venues. More detailed information will be posted at the Keepers of the Water website and that of the Safe Drinking Water Foundation (SDWF). Read more about "Keeping the Athabasca" Citizens' Water Forum and Watershed Stewardship Workshop

Location

Various locations
Athabasca , AB
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Webinar: Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making in Alberta — Part III

Feb 18 2010 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Is someone proposing an industrial or other significant project in your community? How are environmental impact assessments conducted in Alberta? How can you get involved in the environmental impact assessment process?

The short answer is that Alberta Environment regulates environmental aspects of many activities under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act. Some of these are subject to mandatory environmental impact assessments and there are a variety of ways for the public to participate. Read more about Webinar: Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making in Alberta — Part III

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Webinar: Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making in Alberta — Part II

Feb 11 2010 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Regional Director of Alberta Environment has authorized an activity to take place in your area. You disagree with the approach taken by the Director. What recourse do you have?

Join Jason Unger, Staff Counsel with the Environmental Law Centre, to discuss appeals of the Director's decision to the Alberta Environmental Appeals Board. Read more about Webinar: Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making in Alberta — Part II

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The campaign to develop more renewable power in Alberta

Feb 12 2010 - 1:00am

Topic: The campaign to develop more renewable power in Alberta.
Presenter: Roger Gagne, Citizens Advocating Use of Sustainable Energy (CAUSE)

Hosted by the U of C Eco-Club

Learn more here:

http://www.causeonline.info/calendar/12524838/ Read more about The campaign to develop more renewable power in Alberta

Location

Casio B Room, MacEwan Student & Conference Centre
University of Calgary
Calgary , AB
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REAP Business Workshop: Renewable energy options for small business

Feb 24 2010 - 12:00am to 1:30am

If you're an owner or operator of a small or medium sized business, and you're looking for options for greener power, you don't want to miss this event.

  • Theresa Howland, VP Western Region for Bullfrog Power,
  • David Kelly, President of Sedmek Inc., and
  • Koen van der Maaten, Co-Founder and CFO of Thermal Creek Ltd.

will present wind, solar, and geothermal solutions (respectively) for small and medium sized businesses.

Refreshments and networking will follow. Read more about REAP Business Workshop: Renewable energy options for small business

Location

Calgary Area Outdoor Council
1111 Memorial Drive NW (upstairs)
Calgary , AB
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YEP Calgary Speaker Event: Securing Source Water Protection in Southern Alberta

Feb 11 2010 - 12:30am

Joe Obad from Water Matters will be speaking about his report on securing source water protection in southern Alberta

  • Deville's in Arts Central (SE corner of second level - 100 7th Ave SW)
  • Doors open at 5:30 p.m., speaker starts at 6:00 p.m.
  • Socializing & Networking 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm     

Event is free for members $5 for non-members. A lifetime YEP Membership is $30 and can be purchased at the door. Read more about YEP Calgary Speaker Event: Securing Source Water Protection in Southern Alberta

Location

Deville's in Arts Central
100 7 Avenue SW (SE corner of second level)
Calgary , AB
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CPANS Luncheon: CASA Electricity Framework Review

Feb 5 2010 - 6:30pm to 8:00pm

About the Presentation

CASA Electricity Framework Review

Brief description: In November 2003, the CASA Electricity Project Team came up with a final report and recommendations on how air emissions would be managed in the utility sector going forward. One major recommendation was that emission standards were to be reviewed on a 5-year basis so that they would remain “current”. This presentation will describe the review process that the new project team has gone through starting in May 2007, the original non-consensus Read more about CPANS Luncheon: CASA Electricity Framework Review

Location

U of A Faculty Club, Papaschase Room (upstairs, right)
11435 Saskatchewan Drive
Edmonton , AB
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Webinar: Greenhouse Gas Roundup

Feb 10 2010 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

If you’re like many Albertans, you’re probably asking yourself some pretty important questions about greenhouse gas and climate change.

  • What will Copenhagen mean?
  • Why is cap and trade controversial?
  • What are other places doing to address climate change through law and policy?

Or, maybe you’re not even sure which questions to ask. Whatever the case, let the Environmental Law Centre (ELC) get you started. Read more about Webinar: Greenhouse Gas Roundup

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Webinar : Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making in Alberta — Part I

Feb 4 2010 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

How are decisions made to authorize industrial operations in Alberta? Who gets to use water and how? How can you get involved in those types of decisions?

The short answer is that Alberta Environment regulates environmental aspects of many industrial activities under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, and water use and activities affecting water under the Water Act. Read more about Webinar : Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making in Alberta — Part I

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AWA Tuesday Talk: Do You Brake for Rattlesnakes?

Mar 10 2010 - 2:00am

Particularly susceptible to being killed by traffic on roads, the prairie rattlesnake (Crotalus v. viridis) is designated as a species that "may be at risk" by Alberta Sustainable Development.  The Alberta Endangered Species Conservation Committee has legally designated this animal as "data deficient".  Adam Martinson will present the results of his research investigating their spatial behaviour and patterns of road mortality risk.  It is hoped that the results of his and others' research can be used to lessen the impacts roads are having on Southern Albert Read more about AWA Tuesday Talk: Do You Brake for Rattlesnakes? a

Location

AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB

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