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World Water Monitoring Day

Greetings,

Members of the Alberta Environmental Network might be interested to learn about an international public education and outreach program organized annually by the Water Environment Federation and International Water Association.  The program is called World Water Monitoring Day, and it encourages people all around the world to get more personally connected to their local waterways through basic water quality monitoring.

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Calgary’s Changing Culture: Innovative Water Leadership

Jun 17 2011 - 6:00am to Jun 19 2011 - 6:00am

Four Future of Water Workshops are planned across Canada in 2011 -- visit our brand new website to check them out!

www.waterlution.org

Calgary’s changing Culture: Innovative Water Leadership
Calgary, Alberta
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Calgary , AB
Media Release

Pembina Reacts to Lower Athabasca Water Quality Monitoring Plan

Jennifer Grant, director of the Pembina Institute's oilsands program, made the following statement in response to the Federal Lower Athabasca Water Quality Monitoring Plan:

"This plan is a good step toward providing a credible foundation for the monitoring of the Athabasca River downstream from the oilsands. We hope this plan signals that the federal government is willing to meet its obligations to ensure that oilsands development occurs responsibly and in accordance with Canadians' expectations.

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How to Make Water Last - YES! Magazine

(in support of World Water Week)

Only a tiny fraction of Earth’s water is available as fresh water. But even with climate change and growing populations, there’s enough for everyone if we work together to keep it clean, use it wisely, and share it fairly.

YES! Magazine dedicated their entire May 2010 edition in support of water. Articles include: Read more about How to Make Water Last - YES! Magazine

Event

Community Workshop for Watershed Solutions

Apr 28 2011 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm

Thanks to those of you who were able to participate in the January Community Workshops. We came together and talked about the problems and issues in the watershed. To see the notes, presentations and photos of those workshops, go to: http://rdrwa.ca/workshops.php

There is another set of Community Workshops to talk about solutions to the problems in the watershed. We hope to see you there: Read more about Community Workshop for Watershed Solutions

Location

Oyen Seniors Centre
219 2 Street West
Oyen , AB
Event

Community Workshop for Watershed Solutions

Apr 27 2011 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm

Thanks to those of you who were able to participate in the January Community Workshops. We came together and talked about the problems and issues in the watershed. To see the notes, presentations and photos of those workshops, go to: http://rdrwa.ca/workshops.php

There is another set of Community Workshops to talk about solutions to the problems in the watershed. We hope to see you there: Read more about Community Workshop for Watershed Solutions

Location

Quality Inn
7150 50 Avenue (formerly The North Hill Inn)
Red Deer , AB
Event

Community Workshop for Watershed Solutions

Apr 26 2011 - 4:00pm to 9:00pm

Thanks to those of you who were able to participate in the January Community Workshops. We came together and talked about the problems and issues in the watershed. To see the notes, presentations and photos of those workshops, go to: http://rdrwa.ca/workshops.php

There is another set of Community Workshops to talk about solutions to the problems in the watershed. We hope to see you there: Read more about Community Workshop for Watershed Solutions

Location

West Country Seniors Centre
4, 102 2 Avenue NW
Sundre , AB
Media Release

Oil sands monitoring steps laid out by Alberta ENGO

Keys to regaining credibility include establishing baselines, asserting federal leadership, and maintaining scientific independence

The credibility of Alberta's and Canada's attempts to responsibly manage the environmental effects of oil sands development rests on responding to calls for improved monitoring of the Athabasca River. Today Water Matters, an Alberta-based water-policy think-tank, has released Replacing the Oil Sands' Regional Aquatic Monitoring Program (RAMP) with Effective Environmental Monitoring Solutions, providing recommendations for improving freshwater monitoring system between the Government of Canada and the province of Alberta. Read more about Oil sands monitoring steps laid out by Alberta ENGO

Event

IAHS PUB 2011 International Workshop: P3 - Putting PUB into Practice

May 10 2011 - 6:00pm to May 14 2011 - 11:00pm

The current PUB Chair, Professor John Pomeroy of the University of Saskatchewan, supported by the International Secretariat and organising committees, is planning a workshop entitled 'Putting PUB into Practice', to be held in Canmore, Alberta, Canada from the 10th to the 14th of May 2011 (immediately prior to the Canadian Geophysical Union's annual meeting in the neighbouring town of Banff). Read more about IAHS PUB 2011 International Workshop: P3 - Putting PUB into Practice

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