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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

Council of Canadians AGM: Boom for Whom?

Nov 1 2008 - 9:00am - Nov 2 2008 - 10:00pm

Council of Canadians

Boom for Whom? Busting the Myths of Continental Integration

Location: Crowne Plaza – Chateau Lacombe
Time:
8am to 10pm, Saturday and Sunday. See www.canadians.org for more info.
Cost:
$70 - $35 (for fixed income) – includes Saturday lunch Read more »

Location

Crowne Plaza Chateau Lacombe
10111 Bellamy Hill
Edmonton, AB

Posted September 17, 2008 by Anonymous

Boom for Whom? Panel with Barlow, Schindler & Nikiforuk

Oct 31 2008 - 8:00pm

Council of Canadians

Free Public Panel with

Maude Barlow, Dr. David Schindler & Andrew Nikiforik

Come out on Hallow’s eve for some haunting insight into the state of Canada’s natural resources.

For more info contact smuxlow [at] canadians [dot] org

Location

Crowne Plaza Chateau Lacombe
10111 Bellamy Hill
Edmonton, AB

Posted September 17, 2008 by Anonymous

Sustainability, Environment, Education and Development Summit

Sep 19 2008 - 12:00pm - 8:30pm

On Friday, Sept. 19, starting at noon, the Kerry Wood Nature Centre will be hosting a summit on environmental sustainability. It is called the S.E.E.D. Summit, which stands for Sustainability, Environment, Education and Development. The purpose of the summit is to give interested individuals and groups a chance to meet other like-minded people and organizations to network and grow the projects they are involved in.

Location

Kerry Wood Nature Centre
6300 45 Avenue
Red Deer, AB

Posted September 11, 2008 by Anonymous

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