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Event

Vermilion River Watershed Restoration & Enhancement Project Launch Event

Nov 21 2015 to Nov 22 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

Bruce Community Hall
Bruce , AB
Event

Vermilion River Watershed Restoration & Enhancement Project Launch Event

Nov 21 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

Senior Citizens Sunshine Club
Vegreville , AB
Event

Vermilion River Watershed Restoration & Enhancement Project Launch Event

Nov 14 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

Marwayne Community Hall
Marwayne , AB
Event

NEW DATES 1st Annual Environmental Gathering: Changing the Climate

Feb 26 2016 to Feb 27 2016

Register Now with Early Bird Rates!

Alberta Ecotrust is proud to announce our first annual Environmental Gathering in Alberta: Change the Climate. Alberta’s environmental community is incredibly diverse. From ensuring safe and available water, to preserving and restoring valuable land and habitat, to building a sustainable future, Albertans across the province are continually working to protect the ecosystems that provide all of us with life and prosperity. Read more about NEW DATES 1st Annual Environmental Gathering: Changing the Climate

Location

Mount Royal University
4825 Mount Royal Gate SW
T3E 6K6 Calgary , AB
Event

Protecting Instream Flow in Alberta’s Rivers – Navigating Churning Policy Waters

Oct 17 2015

The Faculty of Law and the Canadian Institute of Resources Law invite you to attend a free public lecture on Protecting Instream Flow in Alberta’s Rivers – Navigating Churning Policy Waters.

It is a simple truth that healthy aquatic ecosystems need sufficient water to meet instream flow needs. Yet the water in some Alberta’s rivers is fully or over-allocated to human uses which can impact and impair aquatic ecosystems. This lecture will describe why  we should be concerned about instream flow needs, especially in southern Alberta, explain what tools the Alberta Water Act provides to restore and protect instream flows, and set out the curbed use by the Government. The lecture will recount to date the ongoing and litigious saga of the non-profit Water Conservation Trust of Canada and its aim of utilizing the transfer and licensing provisions of the Water Act and the water market made possible by the Act to protect instream flows. Read more about Protecting Instream Flow in Alberta’s Rivers – Navigating Churning Policy Waters

Location

Room 3360
Murray Fraser Hall, University of Calgary
Calgary , AB
Call for Input

AER seeks feedback on draft requirements for managing tailings in Alberta

Initiative: 
DRAFT Directive : Fluid Tailings Management for Oil Sands Mining Projects
Deadline: 
17 Nov 2015

Calgary, Alberta (Sep 17, 2015)…

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) is seeking public feedback on its draft directive on fluid tailings management for oil sands mining projects.

As the province’s energy regulator, the AER ensures that oil sands development aligns with government policy. Following the release of the Government of Alberta’s Lower Athabasca Region: Tailings Management Framework for Mineable Athabasca Oil Sands (TMF), the AER has developed new requirements for tailings management.

“The draft directive represents an evolution in how we will manage tailings by addressing both existing fluid tailings and new fluid tailings growth” said Cal Hill, AER executive vice-president of the Strategy and Regulatory Division. “It establishes the requirements operators must meet in order to ensure that all fluid tailings are ready to reclaim within 10 years of the end of a mine’s life.” Read more about AER seeks feedback on draft requirements for managing tailings in Alberta

Call for Delegates

Call for Delegates: Tailings Regulatory Management Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

Initiative: 
Tailings Regulatory Management Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)
Position: 
ENGO Members (2 or 3) and Alternates (2)
Application Deadline: 
11 Sep 2015

Purpose:
Using a consensus-based approach the committee will conduct a thorough review of the draft directive and produce recommendations for the AER. The TAC will operate as a forum where stakeholders can contribute their expertise to the development of the new directive. Read more about Call for Delegates: Tailings Regulatory Management Technical Advisory Committee (TAC)

Media Releases & Op-eds

Environmental Enforcement Positions Good News for Headwaters

Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) is greatly encouraged by today's announcement by the Alberta government that 23 new environmental enforcement positions are being established to patrol Alberta's Eastern Slopes and other backcountry areas. The hirings follow several years of sparse presence on the ground by officers and widespread damage to streams and river beds in Alberta's headwaters. Read more about Environmental Enforcement Positions Good News for Headwaters

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