Water & Watershed Management

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New report outlines solutions to improve oilsands management

19-point plan identifies policies required to protect the environment and restore Alberta’s international reputation

EDMONTON — The Alberta government could protect the environment and achieve responsible oilsands development by adopting key policy changes, recommended by the Pembina Institute in a report released today.

Solving the puzzle: environmental responsibility in oilsands development outlines 19 specific solutions available to help the Alberta government adequately address the environmental impacts of oilsands operations. The report recommends implementing specific policies to protect air, land and water, along with a credible approach to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and a world-class environmental monitoring system. Read more about New report outlines solutions to improve oilsands management

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Calgary’s Changing Culture: Innovative Water Leadership

Jun 17 2011 - 6:00am to Jun 19 2011 - 6:00am

Four Future of Water Workshops are planned across Canada in 2011 -- visit our brand new website to check them out!

www.waterlution.org

Calgary’s changing Culture: Innovative Water Leadership
Calgary, Alberta
June 17, 2011 - June 19, 2011 Read more about Calgary’s Changing Culture: Innovative Water Leadership

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Calgary , AB
Event

River Valley Clean Up

May 1 2011 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm

Come join the North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper at the 24th Annual River Valley Clean Up on Sunday, May 1 from 10AM-2PM.

We meet at Victoria Park to begin the event.

Please rsvp to Glenn Isaac at: [email protected]

For more details:http://www.edmonton.ca/environmental/capital_city_cleanup/river-valley-clean-up.aspx Read more about River Valley Clean Up

Location

Victoria Park
Edmonton , AB
Media Release

Pembina Institute calls for independent science review of draft oilsands plan

Independent scientists should validate Lower Athabasca Regional Plan to ensure the regional environment will be protected and to restore trust in government oversight

CALGARY, ALTA. - The Government of Alberta should commission an independent science panel to review its draft Lower Athabasca Regional Plan as part of the consultation process, the Pembina Institute said following the release of the draft plan Tuesday. Read more about Pembina Institute calls for independent science review of draft oilsands plan

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Pembina Reacts to Lower Athabasca Water Quality Monitoring Plan

Jennifer Grant, director of the Pembina Institute's oilsands program, made the following statement in response to the Federal Lower Athabasca Water Quality Monitoring Plan:

"This plan is a good step toward providing a credible foundation for the monitoring of the Athabasca River downstream from the oilsands. We hope this plan signals that the federal government is willing to meet its obligations to ensure that oilsands development occurs responsibly and in accordance with Canadians' expectations.

Read more about Pembina Reacts to Lower Athabasca Water Quality Monitoring Plan
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How to Make Water Last - YES! Magazine

(in support of World Water Week)

Only a tiny fraction of Earth’s water is available as fresh water. But even with climate change and growing populations, there’s enough for everyone if we work together to keep it clean, use it wisely, and share it fairly.

YES! Magazine dedicated their entire May 2010 edition in support of water. Articles include: Read more about How to Make Water Last - YES! Magazine

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