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World Water Week — Water Markets Workshop

Mar 24 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=373659626038 

With Workshop Facilitators:

  • Sheila Muxlow of the Sierra Club, and
  • Scott Harris of the Council of Canadians

Alberta is on the brink of a serious water crisis. As water in the province becomes increasingly scarce, for the first time in over a decade the provincial government is undertaking a review to update the Water Act, which determines who gets access to this vital resource. Read more »

Location

Engineering Teaching & Learning Complex (ETLC) E1 - 007
University of Alberta (East of 116 Street, between 91 Avenue & 92 Avenue)
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 22, 2010 by Anonymous

"Downstream" and "Our Land, My People" Film Screening for World Water Week

Mar 23 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=368944096105 

Downstream synopsis

At the heart of the multi-billion dollar Oil Sands industry in Alberta, a doctor’s career is jeopardized as he fights for the lives of the aboriginal people living and dying of rare cancers downstream from one of the most polluting operations in the world. Read more »

Location

Central Academic Building (CAB) 235
University of Alberta (North of 87 Avenue, between 114 Street and 112 Street)
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 22, 2010 by Anonymous

Blue Gold: A Documentary, screening and World Water Day Discussion

Mar 22 2010 - 7:00pm

Facebook event page: http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=358996352219

The documentary screening will be followed by a discussion facilitated by Ricardo Acuña of the Parkland Institute. Read more »

Location

Engineering Teaching & Learning Complex (ETLC) E1 - 007
University of Alberta (East of 116 Street, between 91 Avenue & 92 Avenue)
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 22, 2010 by Anonymous

The Story of Water: How Albertans can help solve the World’s water crisis

Mar 21 2010 - 4:30pm - 6:30pm

World Water Week reminds people that clean water is quickly becoming scarce. Approximately one billion people lack access to safe drinking water and 2.4 billion people lack water for adequate sanitation (see http://www.unesco.org/water/wwap/facts_figures/mdgs.shtml). Almost half of the World’s population faces water scarcity (http://www.un.org/millenniumgoals/environ.shtml). Read more »

Location

Plaza Theatre
1133 Kensington Road NW
Calgary, AB

Posted March 19, 2010 by Anonymous

Water for Life 2010 Conference: Managing and protecting water reserves for future generations

Mar 25 2010 - 9:00am - 4:00pm

Water crises are occurring more frequently than ever before, and they threaten the lives of people everywhere.

The need is pressing for comprehensive and integrated water management programs that involve parties outside the water sector, as governments alone cannot solve water crises without the cooperation and coordination of these groups. Although there is growing public awareness of world water issues, there are few concerted, long-term and effective efforts on the water front, and only when water disasters hit communities do concrete actions take place, often with results limited to the short-term.

This conference aims to foreground the subject of water issues and provide a space for discussion and debate by policy-makers, water managers, academics, students and the public in general.  It will focus on water management provincially and globally, its progress and challenges, and the implications of water issues around the world. Read more »

Location

Great Hall, Rozsa Centre
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB

Posted March 3, 2010 by Anonymous

"Keeping the Athabasca" Citizens' Water Forum and Watershed Stewardship Workshop

Mar 3 2010 (All day) - Mar 6 2010 (All day)

Keeping the Athabasca: Water is Life… As Long as the Rivers Flow

A Citizens' Inquiry into the Monitoring, Management & Protection of our Athabasca Basin Watersheds, Surface & Ground Waters

Summary

The Keepers of the Athabasca and their cooperating partners invite you to participate in our March 03 -06 "Keeping the Water : Water is Life...As Long as the Rivers Flow..." Gathering , a free citizens'  forum and stewardship workshop examining the management, monitoring and protection of  our Athabasca Basin watersheds and surface and ground waters. These Athabasca meetings are part of an ongoing series of community groundwater and watershed forums held in  Athabasca Basin communities this winter. Together with Crooked Creek Conservancy, Safe Drinking Water Foundation, Athabasca University and Science Outreach Athabasca, the Keepers of the Athabasca are hosting three days of water educational meetings here at Athabasca. These events are to be held at several Athabasca Town venues. More detailed information will be posted at the Keepers of the Water website and that of the Safe Drinking Water Foundation (SDWF). Read more »

Location

Various locations
Athabasca, AB

Posted February 18, 2010 by Anonymous

Call for Delegates: Members & Alternates, Alberta Water Council

Initiative: 
Alberta Water Council
Position: 
Members & Alternates
Application Deadline: 
15 Feb 2010 (All day)

The Alberta Environmental Network has received a delegate selection request for two representatives and two alternates to participate as members on the Alberta Water Council for a two-year term beginning April 2010. Read more »

Posted February 2, 2010 by Anonymous

ELC News Brief — Vol. 24 No. 4 is now available

A new issue of News Brief - Vol. 24 No. 4 - is now available on the Environmental Law Centre website. Read more »

Posted February 1, 2010 by Anonymous

Webinar : Public Participation in Environmental Decision-Making in Alberta — Part I

Feb 4 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

How are decisions made to authorize industrial operations in Alberta? Who gets to use water and how? How can you get involved in those types of decisions?

The short answer is that Alberta Environment regulates environmental aspects of many industrial activities under the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act, and water use and activities affecting water under the Water Act. Read more »

Posted January 26, 2010 by Anonymous

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