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River Valley Clean Up

May 1 2011 - 10:00am - 2:00pm

Come join the North Saskatchewan Riverkeeper at the 24th Annual River Valley Clean Up on Sunday, May 1 from 10AM-2PM.

We meet at Victoria Park to begin the event.

Please rsvp to Glenn Isaac at: glenn [at] saskriverkeeper [dot] ca

For more details:http://www.edmonton.ca/environmental/capital_city_cleanup/river-valley-clean-up.aspx

Location

Victoria Park
Edmonton, AB

Posted April 11, 2011 by AEN

Pembina Institute calls for independent science review of draft oilsands plan

Independent scientists should validate Lower Athabasca Regional Plan to ensure the regional environment will be protected and to restore trust in government oversight

5 Apr 2011

CALGARY, ALTA. - The Government of Alberta should commission an independent science panel to review its draft Lower Athabasca Regional Plan as part of the consultation process, the Pembina Institute said following the release of the draft plan Tuesday. Read more »

Posted April 6, 2011 by AEN

Pembina Reacts to Lower Athabasca Water Quality Monitoring Plan

24 Mar 2011

Jennifer Grant, director of the Pembina Institute's oilsands program, made the following statement in response to the Federal Lower Athabasca Water Quality Monitoring Plan:

"This plan is a good step toward providing a credible foundation for the monitoring of the Athabasca River downstream from the oilsands. We hope this plan signals that the federal government is willing to meet its obligations to ensure that oilsands development occurs responsibly and in accordance with Canadians' expectations.

Read more »

Posted March 24, 2011 by AEN

How to Make Water Last - YES! Magazine

(in support of World Water Week)

Only a tiny fraction of Earth’s water is available as fresh water. But even with climate change and growing populations, there’s enough for everyone if we work together to keep it clean, use it wisely, and share it fairly.

YES! Magazine dedicated their entire May 2010 edition in support of water. Articles include: Read more »

Posted March 22, 2011 by Anonymous

Community Workshop for Watershed Solutions

Apr 28 2011 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Thanks to those of you who were able to participate in the January Community Workshops. We came together and talked about the problems and issues in the watershed. To see the notes, presentations and photos of those workshops, go to: http://rdrwa.ca/workshops.php

There is another set of Community Workshops to talk about solutions to the problems in the watershed. We hope to see you there: Read more »

Location

Oyen Seniors Centre
219 2 Street West
Oyen, AB

Posted March 18, 2011 by Anonymous

Community Workshop for Watershed Solutions

Apr 27 2011 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Thanks to those of you who were able to participate in the January Community Workshops. We came together and talked about the problems and issues in the watershed. To see the notes, presentations and photos of those workshops, go to: http://rdrwa.ca/workshops.php

There is another set of Community Workshops to talk about solutions to the problems in the watershed. We hope to see you there: Read more »

Location

Quality Inn
7150 50 Avenue (formerly The North Hill Inn)
Red Deer, AB

Posted March 18, 2011 by Anonymous

Community Workshop for Watershed Solutions

Apr 26 2011 - 10:00am - 3:00pm

Thanks to those of you who were able to participate in the January Community Workshops. We came together and talked about the problems and issues in the watershed. To see the notes, presentations and photos of those workshops, go to: http://rdrwa.ca/workshops.php

There is another set of Community Workshops to talk about solutions to the problems in the watershed. We hope to see you there: Read more »

Location

West Country Seniors Centre
4, 102 2 Avenue NW
Sundre, AB

Posted March 18, 2011 by Anonymous

Moving Forward with the Bow Basin Watershed Management Plan Phase Two

Mar 25 2011 - 8:45am - 3:30pm

Basin Forum & Workshop

Focus: Land Use, Headwaters, Riparian Areas & Wetlands

With morning presentations by guest speakers on headwaters, land use, wetlands and riparian areas.  This will be followed by facilitated break-out sessions in the afternoon where attendees will be asked to provide comments on the latest version of the Bow Basin Watershed Management Plan.

A full agenda and copy of the latest version of the draft Plan will be sent to all registered attendees in advance of the forum. Read more »

Location

Cochrane Ranchehouse
101 RancheHouse Road
Cochrane, AB

Posted March 17, 2011 by AEN

Oil sands monitoring steps laid out by Alberta ENGO

Keys to regaining credibility include establishing baselines, asserting federal leadership, and maintaining scientific independence

8 Mar 2011

The credibility of Alberta's and Canada's attempts to responsibly manage the environmental effects of oil sands development rests on responding to calls for improved monitoring of the Athabasca River. Today Water Matters, an Alberta-based water-policy think-tank, has released Replacing the Oil Sands' Regional Aquatic Monitoring Program (RAMP) with Effective Environmental Monitoring Solutions, providing recommendations for improving freshwater monitoring system between the Government of Canada and the province of Alberta. Read more »

Posted March 8, 2011 by AEN

IAHS PUB 2011 International Workshop: P3 - Putting PUB into Practice

May 10 2011 - 12:00pm - May 14 2011 - 5:00pm

The current PUB Chair, Professor John Pomeroy of the University of Saskatchewan, supported by the International Secretariat and organising committees, is planning a workshop entitled 'Putting PUB into Practice', to be held in Canmore, Alberta, Canada from the 10th to the 14th of May 2011 (immediately prior to the Canadian Geophysical Union's annual meeting in the neighbouring town of Banff). Read more »

Posted March 4, 2011 by Anonymous

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