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National Water Conservation Campaign Comes to Alberta!

National "Go Blue" Campaign Encourages Canadians to Cut Water Use in Half

Canada's fresh water supply is at risk. In many parts of Canada we are using our drinking water faster than nature can renew it, and we need to reduce our wasteful water habits. That’s the message of a campaign, launched today, GO BLUE, which encourages Canadians to conserve water. Visit goblue.org to find out why Canada’s fresh water is at risk; calculate how much you’re wasting and take steps to reduce Read more »

Posted April 23, 2008 by russ

Public Lands Deal Behind Closed Doors — Native Prairie Threatened by Developer's Plough

Alberta Wilderness Association

Release Date: November 8, 2007

A large area of public land west of Medicine Hat comprising rare native prairie may feel the slice of the plough within a few months if a proposed land swap goes ahead behind closed doors. Alberta Wilderness Association believes that any decisions affecting public land trades or sales must include the opportunity for public participation. Read more »

Posted November 9, 2007 by Anonymous

Book Tour with Maude Barlow - Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water

Description:
Council of Canadians Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water Written by Maude BarlowAvailable: October 16, 2007Publisher: McClelland & StewartISBN: 978-0-7710-1072-9 (0-7710-1072-9) Read more »

Book Tour with Maude Barlow - Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water

Description:
Council of Canadians Blue Covenant: The Global Water Crisis and the Coming Battle for the Right to Water Written by Maude BarlowAvailable: October 16, 2007Publisher: McClelland & StewartISBN: 978-0-7710-1072-9 (0-7710-1072-9) Read more »

Alberta Faces Key Licensing Decision

Bow Riverkeeper

For more information, see website:
http://www.bowriverkeeper.org/eid

A proposal before Alberta Environment would give the largest water licence holder in all of southern Alberta the role of water broker. While this proposal affects only one licence in a rural part of Alberta, the ramifications of its approval will affect the overall management and allocation of water across Alberta.

If the government approves this proposal, they will effectively be handing off important decision-making power to a private interest. This would open the door for other licence holders to "amend" their licences, potentially perpetuating a private water market in the province. It is time the government stepped in to find a solution that meets everyone's needs - not just those of the water licensees. Read more »

Posted October 4, 2007 by Anonymous

Amendment would give blank cheque to irrigators

Bow Riverkeeper

For Immediate Release: September 5, 2007

A proposal before Alberta Environment would give the largest water license holder in all of southern Alberta the role of water broker. The Eastern Irrigation District located in southern Alberta has asked Alberta Environment for an amendment to its water allocation originally granted in 1903. "If granted, the amendment would allow the EID to deal out water to uses other than irrigation or agriculture," said Bow Riverkeeper Danielle Droitsch. Read more »

Posted September 5, 2007 by Anonymous

Red Deer Speaker Series on Water

Sierra Club of Canada

Free Public Speaker Series on Water

Thursday, March 15, 2007
7:30 pm TO 9:30 pm

Snell Auditorium, Red Deer Public Library, 4818 49 Street, Red Deer

Water Resources in Alberta
Following the report of the Rosenberg Water Forum Read more »

Posted March 12, 2007 by Anonymous

Action Alert: Register for Provincial Oil Sands Consultations

Sierra Club of Canada

The Alberta Tar Sands are one of the biggest social and ecological challenges in North America, fueling climate change, destroying our Boreal Forest, and drying up our mighty rivers. Albertans will carry all the costs while the party moves South. The time to set a new vision for Alberta's Energy Policy is now! Join the Sierra Club in our call for a moratorium on new developments in Alberta's Tar sands and find out how you can help create an safe energy future that we can all live with!

There will be public hearings on the Tar sands Alberta in March and April that will define the future of our province and you need to be a part of them. Here is how! Read more »

Posted March 8, 2007 by Anonymous

Bow River News - March 1st, 2007

1. Water Supply as a Limiting Factor for a New Town Proposed in the Bow Valley

Water supply may limit a new development-in fact, a new community of up to 5500 residents and over 2900 residential, commercial, and community facilities by 2022-in Alberta's Bow Valley. Public hearings are occurring on March 1 and March 5 at 1 pm and 7 pm, respectively, at the Exshaw Community Hall. Bow Riverkeeper will recommend to Council for the MD of Bighorn to delay approval of the Area Structure Plan (AS) until issues surrounding water supply and wastewater are addressed. Read more »

Posted March 2, 2007 by Anonymous

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