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World Water Day Forecasts Calgary's Parched Future

Mar 22 2009 - 12:00pm

"The flows of all major rivers, including the Bow River, will fall substantially, perhaps by 50 percent or more." On October 22, 2007, Thomas Homer-Dixon, author of The Upside of Down told Calgarians this bad news about Calgary's future water supply. Read more »

Location

Plaza Theatre
1133 Kensington Road NW
Calgary, AB

Posted March 20, 2009 by Anonymous

Gutting the Navigable Waters Protection Act: What it means for our rivers

Mar 5 2009 - 7:00pm

Public Event sponsored by Water Matters and Alberta Wilderness Association

Speakers

  • Barry Robinson, Ecojustice Canada
  • Tony Palmer, Canadian Rivers Network

When: Thursday, March 5 at 7:00 pm
Where: 455 12 Street NW Calgary, Alberta
Office of the Alberta Wilderness Association (please park in rear or north of 5th and 12 st NW). For map: http://www.alterawilderness.ca/contact.htm Read more »

Posted February 27, 2009 by Anonymous

The Water Log February 2009

Water Matters has published the February 2009 issue of the Water Log. In this issue:

  1. Water Matters has a new website!
  2. Oil sands diversions and the lower Athabasca River
  3. Hydroelectric dam project approved on the Peace River
  4. Groundwater concerns prompts change to nuclear power plant siting
  5. Proposed water transfer to bring new development to Springbank Alberta
  6. New Report calls for smart spending on sustainable water infrastructure — quick, clean and green

View this newsletter online at:

http://www.water-matters.org/enews/current.html

Posted February 6, 2009 by Anonymous

Action for Agriculture Conference 2009: The Land Use Framework — What's Next?

Feb 27 2009 - 12:30pm - 4:00pm

You are invited to our 19th AGM and Land Use Workshop

Where Land and Water Come Together

Land Use Framework — What’s next?

Keynote Speaker – Dr. Ted Morton, Minister of Sustainable Resource Development

“The Land-use Framework ushers in a new era of stewardship for Alberta’s air, land, water and wildlife. It ensures that the development of our resources will be responsible and sustainable.” Minister Ted Morton

Discussion Panel Read more »

Posted February 3, 2009 by Anonymous

Call for Delegates: Alberta Water Council

Initiative: 
Alternate
Application Deadline: 
15 Jan 2009 (All day)
Background: 

The Alberta Environmental Network has received a delegate selection request for 1 representative and 1 alternate to participate as members on the Alberta Water Council for a two year term beginning January 2009.

The Alberta Water Council has been tasked with tracking implementation of the Alberta Water for Life strategy, a province-wide approach to the protection of watersheds in Alberta. To learn more about the Alberta Water for Life Strategy, go to http://www.waterforlife.gov.ab.ca. Information about the Alberta Water Council can be found at: http://www.waterforlife.gov.ab.ca/awc/index.html.

Roles and Responsibilities of Alberta Water Council Alternates

  • Assumes the roles and responsibilities of the primary AWC member in the absence of the Member
  • Works with and communicates regularly the primary AWC member to represent the views of their stakeholder constituency, and to keep each other informed about Council business
  • Takes an active role in the work of the Council by participating in project teams and committees, championing an activity and otherwise promoting awareness of the Council and its priorities as opportunities arise
  • Supports and adheres to the Alberta Water Council’s ground rules and principles of consensus decision making
  • Attend at least one Council meeting annually.
  • Preparation of reports to the AEN Water Caucus following AWC meetings.

Posted December 18, 2008 by Anonymous

Call for Delegates: Alberta Water Council

Initiative: 
Member
Application Deadline: 
15 Jan 2009 (All day)
Background: 

The Alberta Environmental Network has received a delegate selection request for 1 representative and 1 alternate to participate as members on the Alberta Water Council for a two year term beginning January 2009.

The Alberta Water Council has been tasked with tracking implementation of the Alberta Water for Life strategy, a province-wide approach to the protection of watersheds in Alberta. To learn more about the Alberta Water for Life Strategy, go to http://www.waterforlife.gov.ab.ca. Information about the Alberta Water Council can be found at: http://www.waterforlife.gov.ab.ca/awc/index.html.

Roles and Responsibilities of Alberta Water Council Members

  • Participate actively in Alberta Water Council meeting which will occur approximately 4-5 times/year.
  • Work with and communicate regularly to the Alberta Environmental Network Water Caucus membership to represent the views of this constituency, and to keep each other informed about Council business.
  • Take an active role in the work of the Council by participating in project teams and committees, championing an activity and otherwise promoting awareness of the Council and its priorities as opportunities arise. 
  • Supports and adheres to the Alberta Water Council’s ground rules and principles of consensus decision making
  • Preparation of reports to the AEN Water Caucus following AWC meetings.

Posted December 18, 2008 by Anonymous

The Water Log: Market-based tools to protect the environment

Water Matters

The October 2008 issue of the Water Log is now available on the Water Matters website. Read more »

Posted November 5, 2008 by Anonymous

Canadian Movie Premiere: "Water Is Life"

Oct 6 2008 - 7:30pm


Presented by: Akaitcho Territory Government and Dene Nation

A truly moving film with a First Nations' perspective on living downstream from the Alberta tar sands. Filmed during the Fort Smith Water Conference in 2007 in the Northwest Territories.

Reception to follow the film.

Location

MacEwan Centre Ballroom (room 301)
University of Calgary
Calgary, AB

Posted October 1, 2008 by Anonymous

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