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Call for Delegates

Call for Delegates: Water Management Working Group (Tailings Management Framework for the Mineable Athabasca Oil Sands)

Initiative: 
Water Management Working Group, Tailings Management Framework for the Mineable Athabasca Oil Sands
Position: 
ENGO Sector Members (4)
Application Deadline: 
16 Dec 2015

The Water Management Working Group (WMWG) is a team of knowledgeable water professionals, representing various disciplines and perspectives, that advises the Government of Alberta and the Alberta Energy Regulator on implementing the water management direction outlined in the Lower Athabasca Region Tailings Management Framework for the Mineable Athabasca Oil Sands (TMF). Read more about Call for Delegates: Water Management Working Group (Tailings Management Framework for the Mineable Athabasca Oil Sands)

Event

Navigate 2016: Youth Water & Environmental Leadership Summit

Mar 10 2016 to Mar 13 2016

From the Navigate 2016 website:

Calling all Alberta’s young leaders and their teachers! Applications are now open for Navigate 2016

Here’s your chance to make a significant impact in your school, community and province!

We invite you to be part of a fun, memorable, all-expenses-paid trip to Canmore, Alberta on March 10-13, 2016 where we will explore the most important environmental topics facing our province. 20 leadership teams comprised of four students and two teachers from high schools across Alberta will spend three days taking part in interactive sessions, workshops and activities.

After the summit, your team will put this amazing experience into action with projects designed to encourage awareness, understanding and excitement in your school or entire community.

The deadline to apply is December 31st, 2015; don’t miss out on this exciting opportunity for you and your students!

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Location

Canmore , AB
Event

Panel Discussion: Is Our Drinking Water at Risk?

Dec 1 2015

Is Canada's urban drinking water at risk?

Clean drinkable water is life, yet most Canadians take water for granted.

With less than 3 per cent of municipally-treated water used for drinking, the rest goes down our drains and toilets or on our gardens. We often fail to consider the sustainability of our water.

On November 30, you are invited to a free panel discussion at the John Dutton Theatre, Calgary Central Library in Calgary, featuring:

David Schindler, University of Alberta 
Eminent Canadian biologist andenvironmentalist gives his perspective on water and the environment and the danger to our water supplies from human activity.

Arlene Kwasniak, University of Calgary
Lawyer and water policy expert explores the push and pull on water resources from competing industries and the policies we should enact to protect this vital resource.

Masaki Hayashi, University of Calgary
A local field researcher tells tales from the watershed. Before it comes to our taps, what happens to the water along its trip from alpine lakes, through prairie rivers? Read more about Panel Discussion: Is Our Drinking Water at Risk?

Location

John Dutton Theatre Library
616 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary , AB
Story

Publication—In Water we Trust: Engaging Albertans in Restoration and Maintenance of Environmental Flows

The Environmental Law Centre has made available for download their report "In Water we Trust: Engaging Albertans in Restoration and Maintenance of Environmental Flows":

Should Alberta adopt policies that allow for 3rd party participation in instream flow protection?  Are water trust organizations a part of the answer to instream flow needs in over-allocated basins?  The Environmental Law Centre’s report In Water we Trust:  Engaging Albertans in Restoration and Maintenance of Environmental Flows seeks to answer these questions.

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Event

Red Deer River Watershed Alliance Fall Forum—Watershed Health: The Big Picture

Nov 13 2015

Cost: $35.00

With:

  • Alberta Tomorrow
  • AEMERA
  • Western Canada Spill Services (to be confirmed)
  • Alberta Institute for Wildlife Conservation (to be confirmed)
  • Alberta Wilderness Association
  • Plus an Agricultural Panel discussion

To register: visit www.rdrwa.ca | call 403-340-7379 | email [email protected] Read more about Red Deer River Watershed Alliance Fall Forum—Watershed Health: The Big Picture

Location

Multipurpose Room
Didsbury Memorial Complex (1702 21 Avenue)
Didsbury , AB
Event

Celebrate Calgary's Headwater Streams with author Kevin Van Tighem

Nov 19 2015

Author Kevin Van Tighem will be joined by photographer Brian Van Tighem for a presentation of Heart Waters: Sources of the Bow River on Wednesday evening, November 18 at the Cardel Theatre. This presentation deals with various headwater tributaries of the Bow River and the conservation issues around them. Kevin and Brian will touch on topics like non-native trout introductions, hydro dams, beavers, flood engineering, and more. Brian's beautiful and thought-provoking photographs of the Bow River area will be shown throughout the presentation. Read more about Celebrate Calgary's Headwater Streams with author Kevin Van Tighem

Location

Cardel Theatre
180 Quarry Park Boulevard SE
Calgary , AB
Story

Vermilion River Watershed Restoration & Enhancement Project Launch Event

The North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance and the Vermillion River Watershed Alliance are holding a series of events in November to launch the Vermilion River Watershed Restoration & Enhancement Project. From the NSWA website:

Got water?

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Event

Vermilion River Watershed Restoration & Enhancement Project Launch Event

Nov 28 2015

Got water?

Come and learn how landowners can get funding and technical assistance for eligible wetland/riparian restoration and enhancement projects.

  • Lunch (or supper) will be provided. All are welcome! 
  • Registration by phone or email at least 3 days before the event is preferred, but not required.

Brought to you by the North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance and the Vermilion River Watershed Alliance

14 November 2015 Read more about Vermilion River Watershed Restoration & Enhancement Project Launch Event

Location

Mannville Elks/Legion Hall
Mannville , AB
Event

Vermilion River Watershed Restoration & Enhancement Project Launch Event

Nov 28 2015 to Nov 29 2015

Got water?

Come and learn how landowners can get funding and technical assistance for eligible wetland/riparian restoration and enhancement projects.

  • Lunch (or supper) will be provided. All are welcome! 
  • Registration by phone or email at least 3 days before the event is preferred, but not required.

Brought to you by the North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance and the Vermilion River Watershed Alliance

14 November 2015 Read more about Vermilion River Watershed Restoration & Enhancement Project Launch Event

Location

Lions Golf & Country Club
Two Hills , AB

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