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Call for Delegates

Call for Delegates: Member, Developing a Water for Life Partnership Strategy Working Group

Initiative: 
Developing a Water for Life Partnership Strategy Working Group
Position: 
Member
Application Deadline: 
12 Apr 2010

The AEN has received a request from the Alberta Water Council (AWC) to identify two to three ENGO sector participants for a new working group: Developing a Water for Life Partnership Strategy.

Deadline to indicate interest is at noon Monday April 12, 2010.

Background

The Council recognized a need to improve communication, coordination, integration and cooperation between the Alberta Water Council and the other Water for Life partnerships – particularly the Watershed Planning and Advisory Councils and decided to create a Working Group to further examine the issue.

No firm project description exists – the purpose of the Working Group will be to develop a clear, concise, achievable project (ie. Develop a Terms of Reference)

The Working Group will not “do” the project, but will describe a project to be completed by a Project Team. Read more about Call for Delegates: Member, Developing a Water for Life Partnership Strategy Working Group

Call for Delegates

Call for Delegates: Member, AWC Non-Point Source Pollution Working Group

Initiative: 
AWC Non-Point Source Pollution Working Group
Position: 
Member
Application Deadline: 
12 Apr 2010

The AEN has received a request from the Alberta Water Council (AWC) to identify two to three Non-Point Source Pollution Working Group. ENGO sector participants for a new working group:

Deadline to indicate interest is at noon Monday April 12, 2010.

Background

The Council, through its “Recommended Projects to Advance the Goal of Healthy Aquatic Ecosystems” recognized an opportunity to gain a better understanding of the contributions of non-point source pollution and the policies and tools that can minimize their impacts. Work in this area appears to align nicely with the Government of Alberta’s new direction to address impacts of all activities on the landscape through a cumulative effects management approach Read more about Call for Delegates: Member, AWC Non-Point Source Pollution Working Group

Event

'A River Runs Through It’ - Perspectives Panel on the South Saskatchewan River Basin

Mar 23 2010 - 1:00am to 3:00am
At last week’s SEAWA conference, Hydrologist Richard Clissold made it very clear with his statement “We’re in a desert here” in Medicine Hat and it’s getting drier every day. Water management is becoming an increasingly important issue in Alberta, particularly in the South Saskatchewan River Basin where we have seen extremely low flows with growing community and industrial demands. This World Water Day, Sierra Club (Prairie) and Medicine Hat College will host two events to bring to light issues of Read more about 'A River Runs Through It’ - Perspectives Panel on the South Saskatchewan River Basin

Location

Medicine Hat College Theatre
Medicine Hat College
Medicine Hat , AB
Event

H2O Action: 'Water as a Human Right' Workshop

Mar 22 2010 - 6:00pm to 7:00pm
At last week’s SEAWA conference, Hydrologist Richard Clissold made it very clear with his statement “We’re in a desert here” in Medicine Hat and it's getting drier every day. Water management is becoming an increasingly important issue in Alberta, particularly in the South Saskatchewan River Basin where we have seen extremely low flows with growing community and industrial demands. This World Water Day, Sierra Club (Prairie) and Medicine Hat College will host two events to bring to light issues of water within the province and emphasize why any plans and policies that Read more about H2O Action: 'Water as a Human Right' Workshop

Location

Medicine Hat College Theatre
Medicine Hat College
Medicine Hat , AB
Event

World Water Issues Panel Discussion

Mar 26 2010 - 1:00am to 3:00am

Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=374008926147 

This event will feature a panel discussion addressing international water issues. Panelists will explore topics around water rights with a focus on the global south. This will include looking at village water supplies in Kenya, water justice, initiatives to provide water filtration, and Nicaragua as a case study for understanding global water issues.

Panelists: Read more about World Water Issues Panel Discussion

Location

Natural Resources Engineering Facility (NRE) 1003
University of Alberta (East of 116 Street, between 91 Avenue & 92 Avenue)
Edmonton , AB
Event

World Water Week — Water Markets Workshop

Mar 25 2010 - 1:00am to 3:00am

Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=373659626038 

With Workshop Facilitators:

  • Sheila Muxlow of the Sierra Club, and
  • Scott Harris of the Council of Canadians

Alberta is on the brink of a serious water crisis. As water in the province becomes increasingly scarce, for the first time in over a decade the provincial government is undertaking a review to update the Water Act, which determines who gets access to this vital resource. Read more about World Water Week — Water Markets Workshop

Location

Engineering Teaching & Learning Complex (ETLC) E1 - 007
University of Alberta (East of 116 Street, between 91 Avenue & 92 Avenue)
Edmonton , AB
Event

"Downstream" and "Our Land, My People" Film Screening for World Water Week

Mar 24 2010 - 1:00am to 3:00am

Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=368944096105 

Downstream synopsis

At the heart of the multi-billion dollar Oil Sands industry in Alberta, a doctor’s career is jeopardized as he fights for the lives of the aboriginal people living and dying of rare cancers downstream from one of the most polluting operations in the world. Read more about "Downstream" and "Our Land, My People" Film Screening for World Water Week

Location

Central Academic Building (CAB) 235
University of Alberta (North of 87 Avenue, between 114 Street and 112 Street)
Edmonton , AB
Event

Blue Gold: A Documentary, screening and World Water Day Discussion

Mar 23 2010 - 1:00am

Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=358996352219

The documentary screening will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Ricardo Acuña of the Parkland Institute. Read more about Blue Gold: A Documentary, screening and World Water Day Discussion

Location

Engineering Teaching & Learning Complex (ETLC) E1 - 007
University of Alberta (East of 116 Street, between 91 Avenue & 92 Avenue)
Edmonton , AB

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