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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

Waterlution Workshop: Water, Wellness, and Leadership

Nov 13 2009 (All day) - Nov 15 2009 (All day)

Call for applications

Waterlution — A Water Learning Experience will be hosting a residential workshop in Longview on the weekend of November 13-15. The workshop, called "Water, Wellness, and Leadership", will be held in partnership with Outward Bound Canada and will bring local young leaders (aged 20-35 yrs) together with local water experts and stakeholders to address local water issues through dialogue and experiential learning techniques.

All those aged 20-35 years with a proven interest in Alberta water resource-related issues are invited to apply. For more details, the official invite can be accessed here:

http://www.waterlution.org/downloads/flyers/Invite_Alberta_Nov2009.pdf Read more »

Location

Longview, AB

Posted October 27, 2009 by Anonymous

AWA Tuesday Talk: Red Deer River Journey

Oct 20 2009 - 7:00pm

With Phil French & Carolyn Campbell

Join Phil and Carolyn on a video journey from the headwaters of the Red Deer River to its confluence with the South Saskatchewan. From mountains to badlands, experience the beauty and the diversity as you travel along this major, but often overlooked, Alberta river. Read more »

Location

AWA Office
455 12 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted October 14, 2009 by Anonymous

Water Allocations in Alberta: Share the Water Campaign

Water Matters has launched a campaign on water allocations in Alberta called Share the Water. For the first time in a dozen years, the Alberta government will review how our limited water supply is shared among Albertans. To raise awareness about this issue, Water Matters is looking for citizen organizations who want to join us in Share the Water to promote water for people and the environment. Read more »

Posted October 8, 2009 by Anonymous

H2Oil Interactive Panel

Oct 4 2009 - 2:00pm - 4:00pm

Follow-up Interactive Panel to CIFF showings of H2Oil

Free

This year the Calgary Film Fest will be featuring the film H2Oil. It is a film that asks: What is more important, water or oil? Will the quest for profit overshadow efforts to protect public health and the environment in Canada's richest province? Read more »

Location

Unitarian Church
1703 1 Street NW
Calgary, AB

Posted September 29, 2009 by Anonymous

Film Screening: H2Oil

Oct 3 2009 - 2:00pm

H2Oil

Shannon Walsh 2009

Rating: PG (coarse language)

Run time: 76 min. | Canada | Language: English Read more »

Location

Cineplex Odeon Eau Claire Market Cinema
Calgary, AB

Posted September 29, 2009 by Anonymous

Film Screening: H2Oil

Oct 1 2009 - 1:30pm

H2Oil

Shannon Walsh 2009

Rating: PG (coarse language)

Run time: 76 min. | Canada | Language: English Read more »

Location

Empire City Centre 9 (3rd Floor Edmonton City Centre)
10200 102 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

Posted September 24, 2009 by Anonymous

Film Screening: H2Oil

Sep 26 2009 - 2:15pm

H2Oil

Shannon Walsh 2009

Rating: PG (coarse language)

Run time: 76 min. | Canada | Language: English Read more »

Location

Empire City Centre 9 (3rd Floor Edmonton City Centre)
10200 102 Avenue
Edmonton, AB

Posted September 24, 2009 by Anonymous

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