Water & Watershed Management

Job Posting

Job Opportunity: Riparian Resource Analyst, Cows and Fish

Position: 
Riparian Resource Analyst
Application Deadline: 
25 Feb 2019
Location: 
Lethbridge

Cows and Fish is looking to fill two Riparian Resource Analyst positions, to collect and interpret riparian health inventory data. You will be part of a team collecting vegetative and physical baseline information of riparian function on various streams, rivers, lakes and wetlands across Alberta. Inventory data collected will assist local communities and our organization to address riparian land management issues throughout the province. Read more about Job Opportunity: Riparian Resource Analyst, Cows and Fish

Job Posting

Job Opportunity: Riparian Range Specialist, Cows and Fish

Position: 
Riparian Range Specialist
Application Deadline: 
24 Feb 2019
Location: 
Lethbridge

Cows and Fish is looking to fill a 1-year term position, based in southern Alberta. As part of the Alberta Riparian Habitat Management Society-“Cows and Fish”, a self directed and motivated person will provide provincial and regional support to stewardship groups, landowners, resource agencies and Cows and Fish staff through expertise in riparian ecology, management and range science. You will coordinate and implement community based and riparian health activities primarily in southern Alberta (Foothills and Grasslands Natural Regions) focusing on areas with wildlife species at risk.

Please download the Riparian Range Specialist job advertisement and details for more information. Read more about Job Opportunity: Riparian Range Specialist, Cows and Fish

Call for Delegates

Call for Delegate: Water for Life Implementation Review Committee

Initiative: 
Water for Life Implementation Review Committee
Position: 
ENGO Sector Member
Application Deadline: 
14 Feb 2019

One of the Alberta Water Council (AWC)’s primary goals is to periodically review and provide advice on the implementation progress of Water for Life. The AWC has achieved this through the work of a  standing committee, which convenes every few years to review progress and provide strategic,  directional advice to AWC members. Since 2008, the committee has operated under a standing Terms  of Reference and companion “how-to” guide (see below). Five reviews have been completed to date  with the last review covering 2012 to 2015. Read more about Call for Delegate: Water for Life Implementation Review Committee

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New Report—Future flows : climate resilience, environmental flows and Alberta's water law

The Environmental Law Centre has published a new report—Future flows : climate resilience, environmental flows and Alberta's water law—  calling for a "rethinking of water law and policy in Alberta"

Future flows highlights some of the challenges faced in managing for instream flow needs and assesses the current law and policy framework for its ability to manage flows in a precautionary and adaptive manner.

To learn more, read the highlights of the report on the ELC blog, or download the full report.

The ELC is also hosting a webinar "Future flows: Water law and policy in Alberta for a sustainable future" on February 20 at 12 noon.

Register

  Read more about New Report—Future flows : climate resilience, environmental flows and Alberta's water law

Event

RDRWA Fall Forum: Watershed Health

Nov 1 2018 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Rob de Pruis, Director, Consumer and Industry Relations from the Insurance Bureau of Canada will be talking about their work to protect natural and green infrastructure.

Matt Dow, Policy Analyst at Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) will be highlighting changes to the Municipal Government Act and the new Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework. He will introduce their new ICF toolkit and how it can be used for watershed planning within a municipality. Read more about RDRWA Fall Forum: Watershed Health

Location

Strategis Multipurpose Room, NexSource Centre
4823 49 Avenue
Sylvan Lake , AB
Event

Riparian Health in the NSR Watershed - From Policy to Planting

Oct 25 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

A riparian area is defined as the strip of moisture-loving vegetation growing along the edge of a natural water body. A riparian management zone usually extends from the water’s edge to the upland area.

What progress has been made to protect and improve riparian areas in the North Saskatchewan River watershed? Read more about Riparian Health in the NSR Watershed - From Policy to Planting

Location

Clymont Community League
#1 51424 Highway 60
T7Y 1C3 Spruce Grove , AB
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Keepers of the Athabasca Indigenous Water Governance Workshops in Calgary and Edmonton

WORKSHOP WITH CALEB BEHN

  • Executive Director, Keepers of the Water
  • Water Advocate for First Nations at a national level
  • Walrus Talks, TEDx talks on Indigenous Water Governance

Exploring pre-contact water laws, agreements, and treaties, while asking the question: can there be an Indigenous Water Governance model for Canada?

Workshop series presented by Read more about Keepers of the Athabasca Indigenous Water Governance Workshops in Calgary and Edmonton

Event

Presentation: Respecting the River

Aug 28 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Why should we care about headwaters?

CPAWS Northern Alberta will be travelling to Grande Prairie and Peace River to give presentations about the conservation of the headwaters from August 28th to August 30th.

CPAWS Northern Alberta will be giving a presentation on the conservation issues in the Grande Prairie area, on the importance of the headwaters of the Peace and Athabasca rivers, their role in climate change mitigation, and the impacts downstream that could occur if they are not protected! Read more about Presentation: Respecting the River

Location

Grande Prairie Public Library
101–9839 103 Avenue
Grande Prairie , AB

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