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Event

The Story of Water: How Albertans can help solve the World’s water crisis

Mar 21 2010 - 10:30pm to Mar 22 2010 - 12:30am

World Water Week reminds people that clean water is quickly becoming scarce. Approximately one billion people lack access to safe drinking water and 2.4 billion people lack water for adequate sanitation (see http://www.unesco.org/water/wwap/facts_figures/mdgs.shtml). Almost half of the World’s population faces water scarcity (http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/environ.shtml). Read more about The Story of Water: How Albertans can help solve the World’s water crisis

Location

Plaza Theatre
1133 Kensington Road NW
Calgary , AB
Event

Water for Life 2010 Conference: Managing and protecting water reserves for future generations

Mar 25 2010 - 3:00pm to 10:00pm

Water crises are occurring more frequently than ever before, and they threaten the lives of people everywhere.

The need is pressing for comprehensive and integrated water management programs that involve parties outside the water sector, as governments alone cannot solve water crises without the cooperation and coordination of these groups. Although there is growing public awareness of world water issues, there are few concerted, long-term and effective efforts on the water front, and only when water disasters hit communities do concrete actions take place, often with results limited to the short-term.

This conference aims to foreground the subject of water issues and provide a space for discussion and debate by policy-makers, water managers, academics, students and the public in general.  It will focus on water management provincially and globally, its progress and challenges, and the implications of water issues around the world. Read more about Water for Life 2010 Conference: Managing and protecting water reserves for future generations

Location

Great Hall, Rozsa Centre
University of Calgary
Calgary , AB
Event

"Keeping the Athabasca" Citizens' Water Forum and Watershed Stewardship Workshop

Mar 3 2010 - 7:00am to Mar 6 2010 - 7:00am

Keeping the Athabasca: Water is Life… As Long as the Rivers Flow

A Citizens' Inquiry into the Monitoring, Management & Protection of our Athabasca Basin Watersheds, Surface & Ground Waters

Summary

The Keepers of the Athabasca and their cooperating partners invite you to participate in our March 03 -06 "Keeping the Water : Water is Life...As Long as the Rivers Flow..." Gathering , a free citizens'  forum and stewardship workshop examining the management, monitoring and protection of  our Athabasca Basin watersheds and surface and ground waters. These Athabasca meetings are part of an ongoing series of community groundwater and watershed forums held in  Athabasca Basin communities this winter. Together with Crooked Creek Conservancy, Safe Drinking Water Foundation, Athabasca University and Science Outreach Athabasca, the Keepers of the Athabasca are hosting three days of water educational meetings here at Athabasca. These events are to be held at several Athabasca Town venues. More detailed information will be posted at the Keepers of the Water website and that of the Safe Drinking Water Foundation (SDWF). Read more about "Keeping the Athabasca" Citizens' Water Forum and Watershed Stewardship Workshop

Location

Various locations
Athabasca , AB
Call for Delegates

Call for Delegates: Members & Alternates, Alberta Water Council

Initiative: 
Alberta Water Council
Position: 
Members & Alternates
Application Deadline: 
15 Feb 2010

The Alberta Environmental Network has received a delegate selection request for two representatives and two alternates to participate as members on the Alberta Water Council for a two-year term beginning April 2010. Read more about Call for Delegates: Members & Alternates, Alberta Water Council

Event

Webinar : Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making in Alberta — Part I

Feb 4 2010 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

How are decisions made to authorize industrial operations in Alberta? Who gets to use water and how? How can you get involved in those types of decisions?

The short answer is that Alberta Environment regulates environmental aspects of many industrial activities under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, and water use and activities affecting water under the Water Act. Read more about Webinar : Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making in Alberta — Part I

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“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
Event

Got Thirst? Will Alberta's new water policy leave you high and dry?

Jan 20 2010 - 2:00am

Alberta is on the brink of a serious water crisis and the provincial government is developing new policies to manage this precious resource, which will become scarcer in the future. Most residents of Alberta will be directly impacted by new water legislation as it is a resource that provides us with everything from lush ecosystems to fertile farmland and flourishing communities.

The speaker will discuss Alberta's water, including a critical look at the First in Time, Read more about Got Thirst? Will Alberta's new water policy leave you high and dry?

Location

Medicine Hat Library (Theatre)
414 1 Street SE
Medicine Hat , AB
Event

SACPA Special Session: Got Thirst? Will Alberta's new water policy leave you high and dry?

Jan 19 2010 - 2:00am to 4:00am

Alberta is on the brink of a serious water crisis and the provincial government is developing new policies to manage this precious resource, which will become scarcer in the future. Most residents of Alberta will be directly impacted by new water legislation as it is a resource that provides us with everything from lush ecosystems to fertile farmland and flourishing communities.

The speaker will discuss Alberta's water, including a critical look at the First in Time, Read more about SACPA Special Session: Got Thirst? Will Alberta's new water policy leave you high and dry?

Location

Lethbridge Public Library (Community Room)
810 5 Avenue S
Lethbridge , AB

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