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Webinar: Alberta’s Water Allocation Review — Who’s it “FITFIR”?

Jan 13 2010 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

The Alberta Government is considering amendments to water allocation and water licence transfer systems in the province. This review is being driven by issues of overallocation of water in some areas of the province and the economic and environmental issues that overallocation has caused. Read more about Webinar: Alberta’s Water Allocation Review — Who’s it “FITFIR”?

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Sustainable, Eco-Living Book Discussion — Dry Spring: The Coming Water Crisis of North America

Jan 21 2010 - 1:00am to 3:30am

Dry Spring: The Coming Water Crisis of North America by Chris Wood

Facilitated by Noel Keough, founder and director of Sustainable Calgary

Dry Spring is about the coming water crisis and what we need to do to prevent it. Woods focuses on the U.S. Southwest, B.C.’s Okanagan, and the Great Lakes area as case studies in the coming scarcity. He explains how even as the world dries, some parts are getting more violently stormy. And he describes inspiring choices by which we can save this precious resource for our future. Read more about Sustainable, Eco-Living Book Discussion — Dry Spring: The Coming Water Crisis of North America

Location

4th Floor North Meeting Room, William Castell (Central) Library
616 Macleod Trail SE
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

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

Media Release

Water for Life Renewal. Is it Too Little Too Late?

In Alberta, after six years of hoping the Water for Life strategy would make a difference, we are still a long way from achieving "healthy aquatic ecosystems."While Alberta Wilderness Association welcomes today's release of the Water for Life Renewal Action Plan, we are disappointed that despite years of consultation and work there is no urgency to meet healthy aquatic ecosystem goals.

Read more about Water for Life Renewal. Is it Too Little Too Late?

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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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Waterlution Workshop: Water, Wellness, and Leadership

Nov 13 2009 - 7:00am to Nov 15 2009 - 7:00am

Call for applications

Waterlution — A Water Learning Experience will be hosting a residential workshop in Longview on the weekend of November 13-15. The workshop, called "Water, Wellness, and Leadership", will be held in partnership with Outward Bound Canada and will bring local young leaders (aged 20-35 yrs) together with local water experts and stakeholders to address local water issues through dialogue and experiential learning techniques.

All those aged 20-35 years with a proven interest in Alberta water resource-related issues are invited to apply. For more details, the official invite can be accessed here:

http://www.waterlution.org/downloads/flyers/Invite_Alberta_Nov2009.pdf Read more about Waterlution Workshop: Water, Wellness, and Leadership

Location

Longview , AB
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AWA Tuesday Talk: Red Deer River Journey

Oct 21 2009 - 1:00am

With Phil French & Carolyn Campbell

Join Phil and Carolyn on a video journey from the headwaters of the Red Deer River to its confluence with the South Saskatchewan. From mountains to badlands, experience the beauty and the diversity as you travel along this major, but often overlooked, Alberta river. Read more about AWA Tuesday Talk: Red Deer River Journey

Location

AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB
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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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