Water & Watershed Management

Stream Rehabilitation Training

Nov 17 2019 (All day)
Nov 18 2019 (All day)

In partnership with Trout Unlimited Canada (TUC), the City of Calgary will be offering the Stream Rehabilitation Training Program begining fall 2019. The workshops provide up-to-date information on the science and best practices of rehabilitating stream ecosystems and their watersheds. The course demonstrates how we integrate disciplines through a systems approach, by providing students with an understanding of watershed and stream dynamics, assessment and monitoring, rehabilitation planning and implementation. This course will provide a great education for anyone interested in on the ground restoration including conservationists, stewardship groups, students, researchers, and professionals.


Calgary , AB

Fortress Ski Hill Should Not Truck Mountain Water to Calgary

Fortress Mountain ski hill is proposing to remove 50 million liters per year of water flowing into Kananaskis’ Galatea Creek and truck it to a Calgary water bottling facility. Alberta Wilderness Association (AWA) strongly opposes this water use and calls on Fortress ski hill to withdraw its proposal.

UNESCO World Heritage Committee decision on Wood Buffalo National Park is a warning to Canada

Indigenous and environmental groups fear for the future of Wood Buffalo National Park as the UNESCO World Heritage Committee echoes warnings of unresolved threats

On July 3, 2019, representatives from around the world gathered in Baku, Azerbaijan, for the 43rd World Heritage Committee meeting and discussed the fate of Wood Buffalo National Park, Canada’s largest national park. The World Heritage Committee called upon Canada to take further actions and warned that if Canada fails to address the threats facing the Park, it could be placed on the List of World Heritage Site in Danger. 

NSWA Annual General Meeting

Jun 19 2019 - 9:00am to 2:00pm

Join the NSWA for their 2019 Annual General Meeting. You will hear updates on their work and progress over the past year. Voting for open positions on the NSWA Board will take place. Lunch is provided!



Old Timers Cabin
9430 Scona Road NW
Edmonton , AB

Summer Job Opportunity: Watershed Outreach Assistant, NSWA

Watershed Outreach Assistant
Application Deadline: 
11 Mar 2019

Duration: May to August 2019
Salary: $18 -$21/hour depending on experience

Are you an enthusiastic, post-secondary student?
Are you interested in watershed-related environmental issues? 
Do you work well independently, as well as part of a team?

We need you to help to bring watershed information to people who live, work and play in the North Saskatchewan River basin in Alberta.

Job description & application instructions

Job Opportunity: Riparian Resource Analyst, Cows and Fish

Riparian Resource Analyst
Application Deadline: 
25 Feb 2019

Cows and Fish is looking to fill two Riparian Resource Analyst positions, to collect and interpret riparian health inventory data. You will be part of a team collecting vegetative and physical baseline information of riparian function on various streams, rivers, lakes and wetlands across Alberta. Inventory data collected will assist local communities and our organization to address riparian land management issues throughout the province.

Job Opportunity: Riparian Range Specialist, Cows and Fish

Riparian Range Specialist
Application Deadline: 
24 Feb 2019

Cows and Fish is looking to fill a 1-year term position, based in southern Alberta. As part of the Alberta Riparian Habitat Management Society-“Cows and Fish”, a self directed and motivated person will provide provincial and regional support to stewardship groups, landowners, resource agencies and Cows and Fish staff through expertise in riparian ecology, management and range science. You will coordinate and implement community based and riparian health activities primarily in southern Alberta (Foothills and Grasslands Natural Regions) focusing on areas with wildlife species at risk.

Please download the Riparian Range Specialist job advertisement and details for more information.

Call for Delegate: Water for Life Implementation Review Committee

Water for Life Implementation Review Committee
ENGO Sector Member
Application Deadline: 
14 Feb 2019

One of the Alberta Water Council (AWC)’s primary goals is to periodically review and provide advice on the implementation progress of Water for Life. The AWC has achieved this through the work of a  standing committee, which convenes every few years to review progress and provide strategic,  directional advice to AWC members. Since 2008, the committee has operated under a standing Terms  of Reference and companion “how-to” guide (see below). Five reviews have been completed to date  with the last review covering 2012 to 2015.

New Report—Future flows : climate resilience, environmental flows and Alberta's water law

The Environmental Law Centre has published a new report—Future flows : climate resilience, environmental flows and Alberta's water law—  calling for a "rethinking of water law and policy in Alberta"

Future flows highlights some of the challenges faced in managing for instream flow needs and assesses the current law and policy framework for its ability to manage flows in a precautionary and adaptive manner.

To learn more, read the highlights of the report on the ELC blog, or download the full report.

The ELC is also hosting a webinar "Future flows: Water law and policy in Alberta for a sustainable future" on February 20 at 12 noon.




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