Water Use, Scarcity & Conservation

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

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

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

National Water Conservation Campaign Comes to Alberta!

National "Go Blue" Campaign Encourages Canadians to Cut Water Use in Half

Canada's fresh water supply is at risk. In many parts of Canada we are using our drinking water faster than nature can renew it, and we need to reduce our wasteful water habits. That’s the message of a campaign, launched today, GO BLUE, which encourages Canadians to conserve water. Visit goblue.org to find out why Canada’s fresh water is at risk; calculate how much you’re wasting and take steps to reduce Read more about National Water Conservation Campaign Comes to Alberta!

Public Lands Deal Behind Closed Doors — Native Prairie Threatened by Developer's Plough

Alberta Wilderness Association

Release Date: November 8, 2007

A large area of public land west of Medicine Hat comprising rare native prairie may feel the slice of the plough within a few months if a proposed land swap goes ahead behind closed doors. Alberta Wilderness Association believes that any decisions affecting public land trades or sales must include the opportunity for public participation. Read more about Public Lands Deal Behind Closed Doors — Native Prairie Threatened by Developer's Plough

Alberta Faces Key Licensing Decision

Bow Riverkeeper

For more information, see website:
http://www.bowriverkeeper.org/eid

A proposal before Alberta Environment would give the largest water licence holder in all of southern Alberta the role of water broker. While this proposal affects only one licence in a rural part of Alberta, the ramifications of its approval will affect the overall management and allocation of water across Alberta.

If the government approves this proposal, they will effectively be handing off important decision-making power to a private interest. This would open the door for other licence holders to "amend" their licences, potentially perpetuating a private water market in the province. It is time the government stepped in to find a solution that meets everyone's needs - not just those of the water licensees. Read more about Alberta Faces Key Licensing Decision

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