Water Use, Scarcity & Conservation

Media Release

Water Transfers Require Due Process

Edmonton, AB – Last month a public notice appeared on the Alberta Environment website that indicated that the Eastern Irrigation District (EID) had proposed changes to the purpose of its water license from irrigation only to a variety of purposes including “municipal, agriculture, commercial, industrial, habitat enhancement and recreation.”

The Environmental Law Centre (ELC), upon considering the application and relevant legislation, found several issues that need attention and – for the first time in over 25 years of operation – issued a Statement of Concern to Alberta Environment. Read more about Water Transfers Require Due Process

Media Release

Province should protect watersheds from overdevelopment as the prospect of drought looms for the second year in a row

Report released today highlights the need for better land-use management to address water shortages and reduce water supply and treatment costs

Calgary — The only thing drying up faster than Alberta's water supply is government investment in preventing a long-term water crisis from crippling Alberta's economy and communities. Making the Connection: Water and Land in Alberta, a new report by Water Matters, an Alberta-based water policy organization, indicates that land-use planning processes must secure Alberta's water future by protecting landscapes from overdevelopment.

"The projections for the impacts of climate change and increasing levels of development on our Read more about Province should protect watersheds from overdevelopment as the prospect of drought looms for the second year in a row

Event

Licencing and Allocating Water in Alberta — A Discussion Forum

Jan 22 2010 - 4:00pm to 10:00pm

Hosted by the Legislation and Policy Committee of the BRBC

Featuring:

  • Bev Yee (Alberta Environment)
  • David Hill (Alberta Water Research Institute)
  • Danielle Droitsch (Water Matters)
  • Jim Webber (Western Irrigation District)

Please RSVP to Mike Murray: [email protected] Read more about Licencing and Allocating Water in Alberta — A Discussion Forum

Location

Cochrane RancheHouse
101 RancheHouse Road
Cochrane , AB
Event

Fix a Leak Workshop

Jan 27 2009 - 2:00am to 3:30am

Yes! Even you can Fix a Leak.

Join the City of Calgary  at the Lake Bonavista Community Centre and discover how to detect household leaks and participate in demonstrations for simple repairs to toilets and faucets. Save money and water by detecting and repairing household leaks.

Register by calling 403-271-7107. Read more about Fix a Leak Workshop

Location

Lake Bonavista Community Centre
1401 Acadia Drive SE
Calgary , AB
Event

Free Water Conservation Workshop

Nov 22 2008 - 8:00pm to 10:30pm

Think outside the sink and join the City of Calgary to learn about indoor water saving strategies to help save money on your water bill and protect our water supply for the future.

Call 403-260-2620 or go online to www.calgarypubliclibrary.com to register. Read more about Free Water Conservation Workshop

Location

Country Hills Library
11950 Country Village Link NE
Calgary , AB
Event

Free Water Conservation Workshop

Nov 4 2008 - 2:00am to 3:30am

Think outside the sink and join the City of Calgary to learn about indoor water saving strategies to help save money on your water bill and protect our water supply for the future.

Call 403-260-2620 or go online to www.calgarypubliclibrary.com to register. Read more about Free Water Conservation Workshop

Location

Fish Creek Public Library
11161 Bonaventure Drive SE
Calgary , AB
Event

Panel Discussion: Our Water Futures

Aug 20 2008 - 11:00pm to Aug 21 2008 - 1:00am
The Development Studies Club from the University of Calgary in Partnership with the Arusha Centre will be hosting a free panel discussion entitled Our Water Futures, on the evening of August 20th, at the Old Y building located at 223 - 12 Ave SW. Come join us from 5:00-7:00pm for this interactive event to share your knowledge, concerns, visions, and initiatives on water and food production in Alberta.

Read more about Panel Discussion: Our Water Futures

Location

Old Y Building
223 12 Avenue SW
Calgary , AB

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