Talks & Lectures

Event

Playing on the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton

May 22 2014 - 12:00am to 2:30am

Current Impacts & Update on Recreational Water Quality for
People & Fish

From the North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper website:

Our North Saskatchewan River is a natural and recreational treasure. However, two of the most commonly asked questions of the Riverkeeper are:

"Is it safe to recreate in and on the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton?"

"Is the water quality safe and suitable for fish in Edmonton?"

Read more about Playing on the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton>

Location

ECHA 2-190 Lecture Hall
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (SW corner of 87 Avenue & 114 Street)
Edmonton , AB
Event

TWWG Speaker Series: Urban Water Challenges and Solutions for Sustainability

Mar 18 2014 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm

Presented by Dr. Greg Goss

Drawing on his extensive experience of the challenges related to sustainability issues in urban water supplies, Dr. Greg Goss will describe approaches used in managing potable and waste water and discuss recent trends and scientific research in water treatment and handling. The issue of micro-contaminants in urban waste water will also be addressed drawing on a previous public lecture series entitled "Good Fish Don't Do Drugs". Read more about TWWG Speaker Series: Urban Water Challenges and Solutions for Sustainability

Location

City Hall - City Room
1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton , AB
Event

Bats of Alberta: Sorting Fact from Fiction

Mar 27 2014 - 1:00am to 2:30am

Bats are fascinating creatures of the night and are essential components to major ecosystems around the world. This interactive Q&A presentation will focus on fun facts about bats in Alberta. Presented by Dr. Margo Pybus, Provincial Wildlife Disease Specialist, Alberta Fish and Wildlife. Read more about Bats of Alberta: Sorting Fact from Fiction

Location

Strathcona County Library, Rooms 3-4
401 Festival Lane
T8A 5P7 Sherwood Park , AB
Event

Nature’s Calendar

Mar 20 2014 - 1:00am to 2:30am

Gardeners, did you know that the best time to plant potatoes is when leaves emerge on aspen poplar trees? Come learn from Dr. Elisabeth Beaubien how to plant your garden in tune with nature's calendar!

Register online, in person, or call 780-410-8600 Read more about Nature’s Calendar

Location

Strathcona County Library, Rooms 3-4
401 Festival Lane
T8A 5P7 Sherwood Park , AB
Event

UAlberta Water Week

Mar 17 2014 - 6:00am to Mar 23 2014 - 6:00am

From the UAlberta Water Week webpage:

Saturday, March 22, UN Water Day is about what you will do in 2014 and beyond to promote sustainable practices in the realm of water and energy. The Water Initiative has expanded the celebration to a week of water activities.

Seeking Students for Student Run Events
The Water Initiative is looking for students to design and present projects during water week. Submit your proposals and we will help you find space and publicize your projects. Use your imagination and show how water is important to you and the world. Submit your proposals here.

Read more about UAlberta Water Week

Location

University of Alberta
Edmonton , AB
Event

Conserving Alberta’s Biodiversity in the Face of Climate Change

Apr 8 2014 - 1:00am

with Dr. Rick Schneider

Because of global warming we must re-imagine what the goal of maintaining biodiversity means and how it can be achieved in a world of constant change.  In this presentation Dr. Schneider will summarize recent climate projections for Alberta and describe how ecosystems and species are expected to respond.  He will also provide an overview of new climate-ready conservation objectives and management options for adapting to change. Read more about Conserving Alberta’s Biodiversity in the Face of Climate Change

Location

Jackson Power & Electric Ltd.
9744 60 Avenue NW
Edmonton , AB
Event

AWA Tuesday Talk: Great Divide Trail

Mar 26 2014 - 1:00am

Join Dave Hockey and Wayne Marshall of the Great Divide Trail Association, to learn about the Great Divide Trail and get information on how to become a Volunteer Trail Builder this summer! A chance to get involved in clearing trails, designing switchbacks, cutting fallen trees, and blazing paths. The Great Divide Trail Association provides all of the tools and training on a 4-day trail-building excursion in the magnificent Canadian Rocky Mountains!

Cost: $5.00 Read more about AWA Tuesday Talk: Great Divide Trail

Location

AWA Building
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
Event

Myth and Reality in Water Contamination Associated with Shale Gas Development and Hydraulic Fracturing in the United States

Feb 28 2014 - 7:00pm to 9:00pm

Dr. Avner Vengosh (Duke University)

Production from unconventional natural gas reservoirs has substantially expanded in the US through the advent of horizontal drilling and high-volume hydraulic fracturing. These technological advances have opened vast new energy sources, such as low-permeability organic-rich shale formations and 'tight-sand' reservoirs, altering the domestic energy landscape in the US. Despite the large resource potentials and economic benefits, the rapid expansion of shale gas development in the US has triggered an intense public debate over the environmental and human health implications of unconventional energy development. This presentation provides an overview and synopsis of recent investigations into one set of possible environmental impacts from unconventional shale gas development in the US, in particular, the potential risks to water resources. Read more about Myth and Reality in Water Contamination Associated with Shale Gas Development and Hydraulic Fracturing in the United States

Location

ECHA L1-190
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (University of Alberta)
Edmonton , AB
Event

Net Zero Building Design— Finding the Sweet Spot

Jan 23 2014 - 2:00am

A Green Builders Forum

  • Peter Amerongen - Habitat Studio
  • Dave Turnbull - Landmark Group
  • Stuart Fix - Senior Sustainability Engineer, City of Edmonton
  • Moderated by Brandy Burdeniuk - EcoAmmo

Read more about Net Zero Building Design— Finding the Sweet Spot

Location

MacEwan University - CN Theatre Rm. 5-142
10700 104 Avenue NW (105 Street Building)
Edmonton , AB

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