Water & Watershed Management

RDRWA Fall Forum: Watershed Health

Nov 1 2018 - 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Rob de Pruis, Director, Consumer and Industry Relations from the Insurance Bureau of Canada will be talking about their work to protect natural and green infrastructure.

Matt Dow, Policy Analyst at Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA) will be highlighting changes to the Municipal Government Act and the new Intermunicipal Collaboration Framework. He will introduce their new ICF toolkit and how it can be used for watershed planning within a municipality.

Location

Strategis Multipurpose Room, NexSource Centre
4823 49 Avenue
Sylvan Lake , AB

Riparian Health in the NSR Watershed - From Policy to Planting

Oct 25 2018 - 9:00am to 3:00pm

A riparian area is defined as the strip of moisture-loving vegetation growing along the edge of a natural water body. A riparian management zone usually extends from the water’s edge to the upland area.

What progress has been made to protect and improve riparian areas in the North Saskatchewan River watershed?

Location

Clymont Community League
#1 51424 Highway 60
T7Y 1C3 Spruce Grove , AB

Keepers of the Athabasca Indigenous Water Governance Workshops in Calgary and Edmonton

WORKSHOP WITH CALEB BEHN

  • Executive Director, Keepers of the Water
  • Water Advocate for First Nations at a national level
  • Walrus Talks, TEDx talks on Indigenous Water Governance

Exploring pre-contact water laws, agreements, and treaties, while asking the question: can there be an Indigenous Water Governance model for Canada?

Workshop series presented by

Presentation: Respecting the River

Aug 28 2018 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm

Why should we care about headwaters?

CPAWS Northern Alberta will be travelling to Grande Prairie and Peace River to give presentations about the conservation of the headwaters from August 28th to August 30th.

CPAWS Northern Alberta will be giving a presentation on the conservation issues in the Grande Prairie area, on the importance of the headwaters of the Peace and Athabasca rivers, their role in climate change mitigation, and the impacts downstream that could occur if they are not protected!

Location

Grande Prairie Public Library
101–9839 103 Avenue
Grande Prairie , AB

Night Out on the North Saskatchewan

Sep 22 2018 (All day)

Edmonton's beautiful North Saskatchewan River Valley is the longest contiguous urban green space in North America! Celebrate the Wonder and the History hidden in our Edmonton gem!

Location

Beverly Heights Community Hall
4209 111 Avenue NW
T5W 0K3 Edmonton , AB

Job Opportunity: Communications Specialist, Athabasca Watershed Council

Position: 
Communications Specialist
Application Deadline: 
7 Aug 2018
Location: 
Athabasca

Salary: $50,000.00 to $60,000.00 /year
Reporting: Reporting to the Executive Director of Athabasca Water Council

About Athabasca Watershed Council (AWC-WPAC) was established in 2009, the Athabasca Watershed Council (AWC-WPAC) is a designated Watershed Planning and Advisory Council (WPAC) that works in partnership with the Government of Alberta to achieve the goals outlined in the Provincial Government’s Water for Life strategy:

Pledge your support for the Bighorn Wildland Park

The Bighorn Backcountry needs you right now!

Albertans live in one of the most beautiful places on Earth and we love to get out there to enjoy it. That’s worth protecting. Take a minute to help protect the nature you love before we miss our chance!

AWA Tuesday Talk: Water Quality and Wildlife

May 2 2018 - 1:00am

What do water bug communities tell us about human and natural impacts in the Castle, Kananaskis and Bow Rivers?

How can they help us measure pollutants?

What are the impacts of wastewater on fish?

Do wetlands play an important role for pollinators?

How can we improve public involvement with open data?

Join us for an exploration into these questions as we showcase the results of independent research conducted by Environmental Science students at the University of Calgary!

Location

AWA Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB

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