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Water Transfers Require Due Process

21 Apr 2010

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 »

Posted April 21, 2010 by Anonymous

Province should protect watersheds from overdevelopment as the prospect of drought looms for the second year in a row

Report released today highlights the need for better land-use management to address water shortages and reduce water supply and treatment costs

12 Mar 2010
Calgary — The only thing drying up faster than Alberta's water supply is government investment in preventing a long-term water crisis from crippling Alberta's economy and communities.

Posted March 12, 2010 by Anonymous

Licencing and Allocating Water in Alberta — A Discussion Forum

Jan 22 2010 - 9:00am - 3:00pm

Hosted by the Legislation and Policy Committee of the BRBC

Featuring:

  • Bev Yee (Alberta Environment)
  • David Hill (Alberta Water Research Institute)
  • Danielle Droitsch (Water Matters)
  • Jim Webber (Western Irrigation District)

Please RSVP to Mike Murray: mike [dot] murray [at] calgary [dot] ca

Location

Cochrane RancheHouse
101 RancheHouse Road
Cochrane, AB

Posted January 6, 2010 by Anonymous

Fix a Leak Workshop

Jan 26 2009 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Yes! Even you can Fix a Leak.

Join the City of Calgary  at the Lake Bonavista Community Centre and discover how to detect household leaks and participate in demonstrations for simple repairs to toilets and faucets. Save money and water by detecting and repairing household leaks.

Register by calling 403-271-7107.

Location

Lake Bonavista Community Centre
1401 Acadia Drive SE
Calgary, AB

Posted January 13, 2009 by Anonymous

Free Water Conservation Workshop

Nov 22 2008 - 1:00pm - 3:30pm

Think outside the sink and join the City of Calgary to learn about indoor water saving strategies to help save money on your water bill and protect our water supply for the future.

Call 403-260-2620 or go online to www.calgarypubliclibrary.com to register.

Location

Country Hills Library
11950 Country Village Link NE
Calgary, AB

Posted October 23, 2008 by Anonymous

Free Water Conservation Workshop

Nov 3 2008 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm

Think outside the sink and join the City of Calgary to learn about indoor water saving strategies to help save money on your water bill and protect our water supply for the future.

Call 403-260-2620 or go online to www.calgarypubliclibrary.com to register.

Location

Fish Creek Public Library
11161 Bonaventure Drive SE
Calgary, AB

Posted October 23, 2008 by Anonymous

Panel Discussion: Our Water Futures

Aug 20 2008 - 5:00pm - 7:00pm
The Development Studies Club from the University of Calgary in Partnership with the Arusha Centre will be hosting a free panel discussion entitled Our Water Futures, on the evening of August 20th, at the Old Y building located at 223 - 12 Ave SW.

Location

Old Y Building
223 12 Avenue SW
Calgary, AB

Posted August 14, 2008 by Anonymous

Call for Delegates: Alberta Municipal Water Conservation, Efficiency and Productivity Plan

Initiative: 
ENGO Sector Participant, Multi-Stakeholder Committee
Application Deadline: 
22 Aug 2008 (All day)
Background: 
The AEN has received a request from the Alberta Urban Municipalities Association (AUMA) to identify an ENGO sector participant for a Multi-Stakeholder Team to guide the development of the Alberta Municipal Water Conservation, Efficiency and Productivity Plan.

AUMA is currently developing a water conservation and efficiency plan for the municipal sector in support of Alberta’s “Water for Life” strategy. Once completed, the plan will provide tools for Alberta municipalities to develop their own comprehensive water conservation and efficiency strategies, and identify targets for improvements to water conservation and efficiency in Alberta’s municipal sector.

Development of the plan has been underway since January 2008 and the plan is expected to be released in January 2009.

Work has commenced on the first draft of the plan and input from a Team of Experts, the AUMA Sustainability and Environment Standing Committee and a Multi-Stakeholder Group will lead to the development of a final draft in November. At that time, there will be a water workshop to share the key points of the plan with AUMA members and to establish targets for water conservation and efficiency in Alberta municipalities.

Posted August 5, 2008 by Anonymous

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