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Conference: Critical Intersections for Energy & Water Law

May 20 2009 - 3:00pm to May 21 2009 - 10:30pm

The Alberta Law Foundation is generously supporting public legal education by serving as a lead sponsor of the University of Calgary Faculty of Law "Critical Intersections for Energy & Water Law: New Challenges and Opportunities" conference on Wednesday and Thursday, May 20 and 21, 2009. We invite you to be our guest at this conference which is co-hosted by the U of C Faculty of Law, Pacific McGeorge School of Law (Sacramento, California) and the UNESCO Centre for Water Law, Policy Science, University of Dundee (United Kingdom). The intent is to bring legal academics, practitioners, business leaders, and regulatory officials to a multi-national conference exploring the vital role that law plays in promoting sustainable development and use of both energy and water.

Complimentary registrations for public interest group representatives are available. Read more about Conference: Critical Intersections for Energy & Water Law

Location

Faculty of Law — Murray Fraser Hall
University of Calgary 2500 University Drive NW
Calgary , AB
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Water and Wellness: Community Connections for Water and Health

May 2 2009 - 12:00am to May 3 2009 - 8:00pm

Updated — Application Deadline April 17

The Future of Water Workshop Series 2009

Engaging Youth on Water Issues
Water and Wellness: Community Connections

Residential Workshop at Pigeon Lake, Alberta

Hosted and organized by Waterlution: A Water Learning Experience with Alla Guelber and Simon Ham, Waterlution Associates, and special guests:

  • Dr. Colin Soskolne, Professor, School of Public Health, University of Alberta and Author, Sustaining Life on Earth: Environmental and Human Health through Global Governance
  • Lindsay Telfer, Director, Sierra Club Prairie Chapter and Coordinator, Prairie Water Initiative
  • George Poitras, Former Chief, Mikisew Cree First Nation
  • Stephen Craik, Quality Assurance Manager at EPCOR's Rossdale Water Treatment Plant
  • Jennifer Eichelberger and Pat Lang, Alberta Environment, Drinking Water and Wastewater Section
Read more about Water and Wellness: Community Connections for Water and Health>

Location

Pigeon Lake , AB
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The Water Log — Calling for water security for Prairie waters: Mixed reviews for Alberta

In this issue of the Water Log:

  1. Calling for water security for Prairie waters: Mixed reviews for Alberta
  2. Draft land-use plan for Calgary region unveiled: High hopes for source water protection, but few targets
  3. Survey: Albertans are as concerned about water supply as they are about financial markets
  4. Eroding Environmental Protection in Canada
  5. Advocate for safe drinking water: Roxanne Walsh
View this newsletter online at http://www.water-matters.org/enews/current.html Read more about The Water Log — Calling for water security for Prairie waters: Mixed reviews for Alberta
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World Water Day Forecasts Calgary's Parched Future

Mar 22 2009 - 6:00pm

"The flows of all major rivers, including the Bow River, will fall substantially, perhaps by 50 percent or more." On October 22, 2007, Thomas Homer-Dixon, author of The Upside of Down told Calgarians this bad news about Calgary's future water supply. Read more about World Water Day Forecasts Calgary's Parched Future

Location

Plaza Theatre
1133 Kensington Road NW
Calgary , AB
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Gutting the Navigable Waters Protection Act: What it means for our rivers

Mar 6 2009 - 2:00am

Public Event sponsored by Water Matters and Alberta Wilderness Association

Speakers

  • Barry Robinson, Ecojustice Canada
  • Tony Palmer, Canadian Rivers Network

When: Thursday, March 5 at 7:00 pm
Where: 455 12 Street NW Calgary, Alberta
Office of the Alberta Wilderness Association (please park in rear or north of 5th and 12 st NW). For map: http://www.alterawilderness.ca/contact.htm Read more about Gutting the Navigable Waters Protection Act: What it means for our rivers

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The Water Log February 2009

Water Matters has published the February 2009 issue of the Water Log. In this issue:

  1. Water Matters has a new website!
  2. Oil sands diversions and the lower Athabasca River
  3. Hydroelectric dam project approved on the Peace River
  4. Groundwater concerns prompts change to nuclear power plant siting
  5. Proposed water transfer to bring new development to Springbank Alberta
  6. New Report calls for smart spending on sustainable water infrastructure — quick, clean and green

View this newsletter online at:

http://www.water-matters.org/enews/current.html Read more about The Water Log February 2009

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Action for Agriculture Conference 2009: The Land Use Framework — What's Next?

Feb 27 2009 - 7:30pm to 11:00pm

You are invited to our 19th AGM and Land Use Workshop

Where Land and Water Come Together

Land Use Framework — What’s next?

Keynote Speaker – Dr. Ted Morton, Minister of Sustainable Resource Development

“The Land-use Framework ushers in a new era of stewardship for Alberta’s air, land, water and wildlife. It ensures that the development of our resources will be responsible and sustainable.” Minister Ted Morton

Discussion Panel Read more about Action for Agriculture Conference 2009: The Land Use Framework — What's Next?

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