Water Matters

Event

“Share the Water” with the Council of Canadians — Calgary Chapter

Jan 27 2010 - 2:30am

Special Guests

Julia Ko, Water Policy and Program Coordinator, from Water Matters will discuss water issues in Alberta.  

Scott Harris, Council of Canadians Prairie Region Organizer, will outline some of COCʼs concerns with regard to water politics.    Read more about “Share the Water” with the Council of Canadians — Calgary Chapter

Location

Unitarian Church of Calgary, Wickenden Hall
1703 1 Street NW
Calgary , AB
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The Water Log — New report: Increasing federal oversight of oil sands impacts to water

In this issue of the Water Log:

  1. New report from Water Matters: Increasing federal oversight of oil sands impacts to water
  2. A different perspective on proposals to expand Alberta’s water market
  3. Another delay for the Wetlands Policy
  4. Your time to make a difference: please comment on the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan

View this issue online at: http://www.water-matters.org/enews/archive/2009-12.html Read more about The Water Log — New report: Increasing federal oversight of oil sands impacts to water

Media Release

Southern Alberta’s Water Security at Stake in New Land-Use Plan

Report says clear landscape targets are 'key' to securing water protection in southern Alberta

Calgary — As a series of public meetings kick off today in Calgary and Vulcan addressing land-use in Southern Alberta, many Albertans may be surprised to learn that water security is at stake in the planning process. That's the overarching theme of Source of Opportunity: A Blueprint for Securing Source Water in Southern Alberta, a report released today investigating the potential of South Saskatchewan Regional land use plan to protect water. Read more about Southern Alberta’s Water Security at Stake in New Land-Use Plan

Media Release

Federal Government Failing to Protect Fresh Water for Tens of Thousands of Canadians in Alberta and Northwest Territories

Canada Not Implementing Numerous Legal Obligations That Protect Fresh Water in Oil Sands

Ottawa and Calgary — The federal government is failing to enforce and implement numerous laws that are in place to protect the water — in many cases the drinking water — for tens of thousands of Canadians who live near oil sands operations. According to a new report released today, this failure affects people who live in Fort Chipewyan, Fort Smith, Fort MacKay and also in Yellowknife. Read more about Federal Government Failing to Protect Fresh Water for Tens of Thousands of Canadians in Alberta and Northwest Territories

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The Water Log: Water Matters launches campaign promoting water for people and the environment

In this issue of the Water Log:

  1. Water Matters launches campaign promoting water for people and the environment
  2. New Study: Does the Alberta Tar Sands Industry Pollute? The Scientific Evidence
  3. Long History of Attempts to Implement a Federal Water Strategy

View this issue online. Read more about The Water Log: Water Matters launches campaign promoting water for people and the environment

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Water Allocations in Alberta: Share the Water Campaign

Water Matters has launched a campaign on water allocations in Alberta called Share the Water. For the first time in a dozen years, the Alberta government will review how our limited water supply is shared among Albertans. To raise awareness about this issue, Water Matters is looking for citizen organizations who want to join us in Share the Water to promote water for people and the environment. Read more about Water Allocations in Alberta: Share the Water Campaign

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