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AEN Spring Meetings 2014

Jun 6 2014 - 6:00pm - Jun 8 2014 - 4:00pm

You are invited to attend the 2014 Alberta Environmental Network Spring Meetings. This gathering is a great opportunity for ENGOs to get together, connect, and collaborate on strengthening the environmental movement in Alberta. The Annual General Meeting of the Alberta Environmental Network Society will be held in conjunction with the Spring Meetings. Read more »


Pofianga (Range Road 261)
Ponoka County, AB

Posted May 1, 2014 by AEN

Call for Delegate: Water Literacy Project Team, Alberta Water Council

Water Literacy Project Team
Environmental Sector Delegate
Application Deadline: 
11 Apr 2014 - 5:00pm

The purpose of this initiative is to enhance knowledge and provide recommendations for improved water literacy in Alberta. The project team will be developing a definition for water literacy; an inventory of existing programs and products for water literacy in Alberta; a review and evaluation of water literacy best practices from other jurisdictions; an assessment of water literacy levels among Albertans; and propose recommendations for improving water literacy in Alberta.

Posted March 24, 2014 by AEN

TWWG Speaker Series: Urban Water Challenges and Solutions for Sustainability

Mar 18 2014 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Presented by Dr. Greg Goss

Drawing on his extensive experience of the challenges related to sustainability issues in urban water supplies, Dr. Greg Goss will describe approaches used in managing potable and waste water and discuss recent trends and scientific research in water treatment and handling. The issue of micro-contaminants in urban waste water will also be addressed drawing on a previous public lecture series entitled "Good Fish Don't Do Drugs". Read more »


City Hall - City Room
1 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, AB

Posted March 12, 2014 by AEN

World Water Day - Documentary Screening of Watermark

Mar 22 2014 - 12:00pm - 5:00pm
Mar 22 2014 - 1:00pm
Mar 22 2014 - 3:30pm

Come mark World Water Day in Red Deer with the award-winning documentary Watermark. It explores our relationship to water, including how we’re drawn to it, how we use it, and the consequences of that use. Read more »


Margaret Parsons Theatre
Red Deer College (Highway QE2 and 32 Street)
Red Deer, AB

Posted March 12, 2014 by AEN

Pembina reacts to CNRL’s application to resume oilsands operations while bitumen continues to leak near Cold Lake, Alberta

6 Mar 2014

Erin Flanagan, Analyst at the Pembina Institute, made the following comments today in response to Canadian Natural Resources Ltd.’s (CNRL) application to resume steaming operations near areas experiencing on-going bitumen-emulsion releases:

“CNRL should not be allowed to increase high pressure cyclic steam stimulation (HPCSS) in proximity to the areas impacted by blowouts in 2013 until the Alberta Energy Regulator investigation is complete, the results have been made public and interested parties have had an opportunity to comment on recommendations arising from the investigation. It is premature to debate additional production until this report is complete and has been subject to public review.

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Posted March 6, 2014 by AEN

UAlberta Water Week

Mar 17 2014 (All day) - Mar 23 2014 (All day)

From the UAlberta Water Week webpage:

Saturday, March 22, UN Water Day is about what you will do in 2014 and beyond to promote sustainable practices in the realm of water and energy. The Water Initiative has expanded the celebration to a week of water activities.

Seeking Students for Student Run Events
The Water Initiative is looking for students to design and present projects during water week. Submit your proposals and we will help you find space and publicize your projects. Use your imagination and show how water is important to you and the world. Submit your proposals here.


University of Alberta
Edmonton, AB

Posted February 27, 2014 by AEN

Edmonton Water Week 2014

Mar 16 2014 (All day) - Mar 22 2014 (All day)

From the Edmonton Water Week website:

Edmonton Water Week is a full week of events to mark World Water Day, which falls annually on March 22, following a United Nations initiative that grew out of the 1992 United Nations Conference on Environment and Development (UNCED) in Rio de Janeiro.

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Edmonton, AB

Posted February 27, 2014 by AEN

Myth and Reality in Water Contamination Associated with Shale Gas Development and Hydraulic Fracturing in the United States

Feb 28 2014 - 12:00pm - 2:00pm

Dr. Avner Vengosh (Duke University)

Production from unconventional natural gas reservoirs has substantially expanded in the US through the advent of horizontal drilling and high-volume hydraulic fracturing. These technological advances have opened vast new energy sources, such as low-permeability organic-rich shale formations and 'tight-sand' reservoirs, altering the domestic energy landscape in the US. Despite the large resource potentials and economic benefits, the rapid expansion of shale gas development in the US has triggered an intense public debate over the environmental and human health implications of unconventional energy development. This presentation provides an overview and synopsis of recent investigations into one set of possible environmental impacts from unconventional shale gas development in the US, in particular, the potential risks to water resources. Read more »


ECHA L1-190
Edmonton Clinic Health Academy (University of Alberta)
Edmonton, AB

Posted February 27, 2014 by AEN

Public forum: Obed Mine release and independent scientific review of remediation plans

Feb 27 2014 - 1:00pm - 4:00pm

The University of Alberta (U of A) Water Initiative and Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development (ESRD) will hold a public forum the afternoon of Thursday, February 27 to share findings of an independent scientific review of Sherritt International’s Obed mine release remediation plans. The review was conducted by leading water scientists engaged by ERSD through the U of A Water Initiative. First Nations, Métis and Sherritt International will also participate in the forum. Read more »


Maple Leaf Room
Lister Hall, University of Alberta (87 Avenue and 116 Street)

Posted February 26, 2014 by AEN

The DeadCold Run supporting the North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper

Feb 22 2014 - 2:00pm

From North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper:

The NSRK has a lot on the go in 2014 with a focus on the North Saskatchewan River in Edmonton.

We are kicking off 2014 as the charity of choice for the Saturday, February 22 DEADCOLD RUN.

Think zombies in winter chasing you around a winter-themed run and obstacle course at Rundle Park.

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Rundle Family Centre
Rundle Park
Edmonton, AB

Posted January 23, 2014 by AEN

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