Water & Watershed Management

Media Release

Water Matters and WWF Support DFO's Recommendation for Clear Withdrawal Limits on the Athabasca River

TORONTO, ONTARIO and CANMORE, ALBERTA--(Marketwire - Oct. 18, 2010) - Environmental Groups are commending the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) for recognizing the need to establish clear cut offs for water withdrawals from the Lower Athabasca River when flows get too low in order to protect aquatic life. Read more about Water Matters and WWF Support DFO's Recommendation for Clear Withdrawal Limits on the Athabasca River

Event

Swim, Drink, & Fish Public Information Session and North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper Introduction

Nov 17 2010 - 2:00am to 4:00am

Presenter: Michael G. Sullivan, Ph.D., Provincial Fisheries Science Specialist, Fish and Wildlife Division, Sustainable Resource Development Read more about Swim, Drink, & Fish Public Information Session and North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper Introduction

Location

Aurora Room
Lister Conference Centre, University of Alberta Campus (87 Avenue & 116 Street, just west of the Jubilee Auditorium)
Edmonton , AB
Event

Peace Watershed Planning and Advisory Council (WPAC) Formation Workshop

Oct 28 2010 - 6:00am to Oct 29 2010 - 6:00am

Alberta Environment is pleased to invite you to a workshop on the formation of a Peace River Watershed Planning and Advisory Council (WPAC) as described in Alberta’s Water for Life Strategy. The two-day workshop will take place in Peace River on October 28-29, 2010. This workshop is the initial step in the development process of a WPAC that will report on the state of the Peace Watershed, lead in watershed planning and stewardship, and make recommendations to decision makers within the basin. Read more about Peace Watershed Planning and Advisory Council (WPAC) Formation Workshop

Location

Peace River , AB
Event

Upper McLeod River Information Session

Sep 25 2010 - 3:00pm to 11:00pm

Gravel Mining in the Athabasca Basin

Peggy Lucy, Keepers of the Athabasca

Cumulative Effects in Headwaters Regions

Tony Antoniuk, P.Biol., RPBio. ALCES Landscape and Land-Use Ltd.

Watershed Management Plan Upper Bow Basin

Rob Wolf, MEDes, P. Biol. Partnerships, Planning and Strategic Engagement, Southern Region, Alberta Environment Read more about Upper McLeod River Information Session

Location

The Red Brick
4818 7 Avenue
Edson , AB
Event

Oldman Watershed Bus Tour

Jun 22 2010 - 6:00am

The grass is green, the leaves are out and summer is trying to show its face!  It's a great time of year to get out there and learn more about our wonderful Alberta wilderness.  The Alberta Wilderness Association invites you join them on a bus tour through the Oldman River watershed in southwestern Alberta. Read more about Oldman Watershed Bus Tour

Story

Provincial groundwater policy developments and initiatives: a sneak peek

Carlos Garcia reports on the recent Below Your Watershed — Understanding the Groundwater Connection conference in Medicine Hat.

"You need to understand it to manage it." This was a consistent theme of Below Your Watershed — Understanding the Groundwater Connection, a recent two-day conference held by the South East Alberta Watershed Alliance in Medicine Hat.

Read the full story at the Water Matters website. Read more about Provincial groundwater policy developments and initiatives: a sneak peek

Media Release

Water Transfers Require Due Process

Edmonton, AB – Last month a public notice appeared on the Alberta Environment website that indicated that the Eastern Irrigation District (EID) had proposed changes to the purpose of its water license from irrigation only to a variety of purposes including “municipal, agriculture, commercial, industrial, habitat enhancement and recreation.”

The Environmental Law Centre (ELC), upon considering the application and relevant legislation, found several issues that need attention and – for the first time in over 25 years of operation – issued a Statement of Concern to Alberta Environment. Read more about Water Transfers Require Due Process

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