Water & Watershed Management

Event

Vermilion River Watershed Restoration & Enhancement Project Launch Event

Nov 28 2015 - 9:30pm to Nov 29 2015 - 12:30am

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
Event

Vermilion River Watershed Restoration & Enhancement Project Launch Event

Nov 21 2015 - 9:00pm to Nov 22 2015 - 12:00am

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 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

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 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm

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

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

Oct 17 2015 - 4:00pm to 6:00pm

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 Input

Public Comment Period: Enhancing the Protection of the Castle area

Initiative: 
Enhancing the Protection of the Castle area
Deadline: 
5 Oct 2015

From the Alberta Parks website:

The Castle area is one of the most biologically diverse areas in Alberta with over 200 rare or at-risk species, including wolverine and grizzly bear. The area has a history of multiple uses including commercial forestry, grazing, oil and gas development as well as tourism development and recreational uses.

The Government of Alberta is committed to enhancing protection of the Castle Special Management Area. To achieve this, government will amend the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan to designate the Castle area under Parks’ legislation. The Government of Alberta is therefore proceeding with a public comment period on the following plan:

  1. Expansion of the Castle Wildland Provincial Park;
  2. Creation of a Provincial Park

The enhanced protection of the Castle area will allow us to focus on stewardship, protecting and enhancing biodiversity, and promoting the area as an outdoor destination for all Albertans.

Read more about Public Comment Period: Enhancing the Protection of the Castle area
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)

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