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“Share the Water” with the Council of Canadians — Calgary Chapter

Jan 26 2010 - 7:30pm

Special Guests

Julia Ko, Water Policy and Program Coordinator, from Water Matters will discuss water issues in Alberta.  

Scott Harris, Council of Canadians Prairie Region Organizer, will outline some of COCʼs concerns with regard to water politics.   

Join the discussion, and learn about the issues on how we can make a difference in how we share our water. Read more »

Location

Unitarian Church of Calgary, Wickenden Hall
1703 1 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted January 18, 2010 by Anonymous

Got Thirst? Will Alberta's new water policy leave you high and dry?

Jan 19 2010 - 7:00pm

Alberta is on the brink of a serious water crisis and the provincial government is developing new policies to manage this precious resource, which will become scarcer in the future. Most residents of Alberta will be directly impacted by new water legislation as it is a resource that provides us with everything from lush ecosystems to fertile farmland and flourishing communities.

The speaker will discuss Alberta's water, including a critical look at the First in Time, Read more »

Location

Medicine Hat Library (Theatre)
414 1 Street SE
Medicine Hat, AB

Posted January 15, 2010 by Anonymous

SACPA Special Session: Got Thirst? Will Alberta's new water policy leave you high and dry?

Jan 18 2010 - 7:00pm - 9:00pm

Alberta is on the brink of a serious water crisis and the provincial government is developing new policies to manage this precious resource, which will become scarcer in the future. Most residents of Alberta will be directly impacted by new water legislation as it is a resource that provides us with everything from lush ecosystems to fertile farmland and flourishing communities.

The speaker will discuss Alberta's water, including a critical look at the First in Time, Read more »

Location

Lethbridge Public Library (Community Room)
810 5 Avenue S
Lethbridge, AB

Posted January 15, 2010 by Anonymous

Webinar: Alberta’s Water Allocation Review — Who’s it “FITFIR”?

Jan 13 2010 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

The Alberta Government is considering amendments to water allocation and water licence transfer systems in the province. This review is being driven by issues of overallocation of water in some areas of the province and the economic and environmental issues that overallocation has caused. Read more »

Posted January 4, 2010 by Anonymous

Sustainable, Eco-Living Book Discussion — Dry Spring: The Coming Water Crisis of North America

Jan 20 2010 - 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Dry Spring: The Coming Water Crisis of North America by Chris Wood

Facilitated by Noel Keough, founder and director of Sustainable Calgary

Dry Spring is about the coming water crisis and what we need to do to prevent it. Woods focuses on the U.S. Southwest, B.C.’s Okanagan, and the Great Lakes area as case studies in the coming scarcity. He explains how even as the world dries, some parts are getting more violently stormy. And he describes inspiring choices by which we can save this precious resource for our future. Read more »

Location

4th Floor North Meeting Room, William Castell (Central) Library
616 Macleod Trail SE
Calgary, AB

Posted December 31, 2009 by Anonymous

The Water Log — Thank water this season

This festive season while you are enjoying your Christmas tree, festive drinks, and scrumptious meals, please remember the substance that makes them all possible — water!

To keep water protected in Alberta, we hope you'll consider making a donation to Water Matters. Read more »

Posted December 21, 2009 by Anonymous

The Water Log — New report: Increasing federal oversight of oil sands impacts to water

In this issue of the Water Log:

  1. New report from Water Matters: Increasing federal oversight of oil sands impacts to water
  2. A different perspective on proposals to expand Alberta’s water market
  3. Another delay for the Wetlands Policy
  4. Your time to make a difference: please comment on the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan

View this issue online at: http://www.water-matters.org/enews/archive/2009-12.html

Posted December 10, 2009 by Anonymous

Federal Government Failing to Protect Fresh Water for Tens of Thousands of Canadians in Alberta and Northwest Territories

Canada Not Implementing Numerous Legal Obligations That Protect Fresh Water in Oil Sands
23 Nov 2009

Ottawa and Calgary — The federal government is failing to enforce and implement numerous laws that are in place to protect the water — in many cases the drinking water — for tens of thousands of Canadians who live near oil sands operations. According to a new report released today, this failure affects people who live in Fort Chipewyan, Fort Smith, Fort MacKay and also in Yellowknife. Read more »

Posted November 23, 2009 by Anonymous

Water for Life Renewal. Is it Too Little Too Late?

21 Nov 2009
In Alberta, after six years of hoping the Water for Life strategy would make a difference, we are still a long way from achieving "healthy aquatic ecosystems."While Alberta Wilderness Association welcomes today's release of the Water for Life Renewal Action Plan, we are disappointed that despite years of consultation and work there is no urgency to meet healthy aquatic ecosystem goals.

Healthy aquatic ecosystems is one of the three pillars of the Water for Life strategy along with Safe secure drinking water and Reliable, quality water supplies for a sustainable economy.

Posted November 23, 2009 by Anonymous

The Water Log: Water Matters launches campaign promoting water for people and the environment

In this issue of the Water Log:

  1. Water Matters launches campaign promoting water for people and the environment
  2. New Study: Does the Alberta Tar Sands Industry Pollute? The Scientific Evidence
  3. Long History of Attempts to Implement a Federal Water Strategy

View this issue online.

Posted November 8, 2009 by Anonymous

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