Water & Watershed Management

Call for Delegate: Water for Life Implementation Review Committee

Initiative: 
Water for Life Implementation Review Committee
Position: 
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. Read more about Call for Delegate: Water for Life Implementation Review Committee

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.

Register

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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. Read more about RDRWA Fall Forum: Watershed Health

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? Read more about Riparian Health in the NSR Watershed - From Policy to Planting

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

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! Read more about Presentation: Respecting the River

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! Read more about Night Out on the North Saskatchewan

Location

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

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! Read more about AWA Tuesday Talk: Water Quality and Wildlife

Location

AWA Cottage School
455 12 Street NW
Calgary , AB

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