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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

“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

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

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

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”?

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

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

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

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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