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Edmonton Water Week

Mar 21 2011 (All day) - Mar 26 2011 (All day)

Check the Edmonton Water Week website for a full slate of events

Edmonton Water Week is a full week of events to mark World Water Day, which falls annually on March 22, following a United Nations initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro. Read more »

Location

various locations Edmonton, AB

Posted March 9, 2011 by AEN

Oil sands monitoring steps laid out by Alberta ENGO

Keys to regaining credibility include establishing baselines, asserting federal leadership, and maintaining scientific independence

8 Mar 2011

The credibility of Alberta's and Canada's attempts to responsibly manage the environmental effects of oil sands development rests on responding to calls for improved monitoring of the Athabasca River. Today Water Matters, an Alberta-based water-policy think-tank, has released Replacing the Oil Sands' Regional Aquatic Monitoring Program (RAMP) with Effective Environmental Monitoring Solutions, providing recommendations for improving freshwater monitoring system between the Government of Canada and the province of Alberta. Read more »

Posted March 8, 2011 by AEN

IAHS PUB 2011 International Workshop: P3 - Putting PUB into Practice

May 10 2011 - 12:00pm - May 14 2011 - 5:00pm

The current PUB Chair, Professor John Pomeroy of the University of Saskatchewan, supported by the International Secretariat and organising committees, is planning a workshop entitled 'Putting PUB into Practice', to be held in Canmore, Alberta, Canada from the 10th to the 14th of May 2011 (immediately prior to the Canadian Geophysical Union's annual meeting in the neighbouring town of Banff). Read more »

Posted March 4, 2011 by Anonymous

Good fish don't do drugs: pharmaceuticals and personal care products in the North Saskatchewan River

Mar 21 2011 - 6:30pm - 9:30pm

Come celebrate Canada Water Week and World Water Day with the North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper (NSRK) and North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance (NSWA) at the Ledcor Theatre and Foyer on the Lower Level of the Art Gallery of Alberta. Read more »

Location

Ledcor Theatre and Foyer, Lower Level
Art Gallery of Alberta (2 Sir Winston Churchhill Square)
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 4, 2011 by AEN

Mighty Peace Watershed Alliance 1st Annual General Meeting

Mar 18 2011 - 10:00am

At this meeting, the Mighty Peace Watershed Alliance will officially be formed with the election of a Board of Directors. The Board will subsequently submit a request to the Government of Alberta to become the Watershed Planning and Advisory Council for this region as per the Water for Life strategy.

This meeting is open to the public. However for planning purposes, if attending, please submit a completed registration form by March 16, 2011 by email to Lori [dot] Adams [at] gov [dot] ab [dot] ca or FAX to 780 427-7824. Read more »

Location

Belle Petroleum Centre
9403 94 Street
Peace River

Posted February 17, 2011 by AEN

Monitoring on the Mind

With the spate of news & reports on environmental monitoring (or the lack thereof) in the oilsands region, monitoring is on the mind of a couple of AEN members.

Laura Bowman of the Environmental Law Centre posts on the need for an independent environmental monitoring agency:

…a clear, unambiguous commitment to better monitoring resources and stronger federal and provincial oversight at the approvals stage is still glaringly absent. What the oilsands really need is a well-resourced agency with the expertise and independence to be a bold regulator. 

Pembina's Terra Simieritsch writes on the importance of water quality monitoring, and asks some questions of the federal & provincial governments:

Will limits be set and will laws be enforced? And ultimately, if the data points to unacceptable changes in the Athabasca River, what are the federal and provincial governments prepared to do?

Posted January 13, 2011 by AEN

Red Deer River Watershed - Integrated Watershed Management Plan Workshops

Jan 26 2011 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

 

Thanks again to those of you who were able to participate at the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance Community Forums in September and October. We shared information on the health of the watershed — water quality, water quantity, land use and biodiversity. If you want to learn more about those forums, go to: http://rdrwa.ca/forums.php Read more »

Location

Quality Inn (formerly North Hill Inn)
7150 50th (Gaetz) Avenue
Red Deer, AB

Posted December 27, 2010 by Anonymous

Matters and others appeal to the EAB to turn down precedent setting transfer on the Bow

Water licence change threatens Bow River: Approval would grant irrigation district power to assign industrial water rights

21 Dec 2010

CALGARY — Ecojustice is appealing recent amendments to the Eastern Irrigation District (EID) water licence that would give the District power to function as a water broker and supplier without accountability to the environmental health of the region’s water quality and ecosystems.

Ecojustice filed the appeals with the Alberta Environmental Appeals Board on behalf of Water Matters, the Alberta Wilderness Association, Trout Unlimited Canada and three individuals. Read more »

Posted December 21, 2010 by AEN

Sierra Club Canada Response to Royal Society of Canada Report

15 Dec 2010

Edmonton - The Royal Society of Canada report on the tar sands validates the concerns of Sierra Club Canada in calling for improved environmental assessment, enforcement of regulations, studies of impacts on ground and surface water  and monitoring of health impacts.

"Repeated throughout the report is a call for more study of the impacts and greater access to information," said John Bennett. Read more »

Posted December 15, 2010 by AEN

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