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Moratorium is Good First Step for Bow River Basin

Bow Riverkeeper News

Aug 30th 2006

The Government's announcement to stop issuing licenses for the Bow and Oldman Rivers is a necessary first step towards better management of water in the Bow River Basin. But we still have much work ahead to achieve the "sustainability" promised to us in Alberta's Water for Life strategy.

The fact is that we finished handing out the water long ago, and in recent years we have been reduced to handing out promises. In 2001 - a dry year - we had more water allocations than we did water. In the five years since, we have promised away more. Read more »

Posted August 31, 2006 by russ

Bow Riverkeeper News - May 23rd 2006

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1. Bow Valley Film Premiere and Presentation - May 25th - 7 pm

Bow Riverkeeper presents its film, Big Bow Float: Journey Down the Emerald Thread, along with a presentation about its new Awareness to Action campaign, part of the Coldwell Banker in the Community Series.

Canmore Collegiate High School, 1800, 8th Ave, Canmore. 7:00 pm. Admission is free. Donations graciously accepted.

2. Bow Riverkeeper Calls for Moratorium on New Water Permits for Bow and Oldman Rivers

A Calgary Herald opinion-editorial published May 6 by Bow Riverkeeper Danielle Droitsch called on the Alberta government to place a moratorium on new water licenses for the Bow and Oldman River. In October 2005, a draft South Saskatchewan River Basin plan proposed a moratorium on new licenses for the Bow and Oldman Rivers. Bow Riverkeeper called on the Alberta government to adopt this long overdue plan and begin addressing the existing over allocation of these rivers in favour of sustainable water management and protection of aquatic ecosystems. Read more »

Posted May 23, 2006 by russ

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  1. Upcoming Showings of Our Newly Released Video
    • Waterwalker Film Fesival - May 5th (Calgary)
    • Bow Valley Premiere - May 25th (Canmore)
    • Canmore ArtSpeak Festival - June 11th (Canmore)
  2. Alberta Water Quality Awareness Day
  3. Living with Our Rivers Forum - May 4th (Calgary)
  4. Friends of Fish Creek/Bow River Clean up - May 7th

1. Upcoming Showings of Our Newly Released Video

WATERWALKER Film Fesival - May 5th - Calgary

The WATERWALKER Film Festival, a collection of the best canoeing, kayaking and environmental films of the year, takes place on Friday, May 5th at the University of Calgary, KNB132, starting at 7:00 pm. The evening is presented by Undercurrents Paddling Store and the Calgary Outdoor Centre. Read more »

Posted May 3, 2006 by russ

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