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Alberta Energy Regulator Releases Water Use Report

June 5, 2017 - 11:55 am

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has released a new report on how the province’s energy industry uses water in an effort to drive improved performance from the industry. The report provides data on water used in a number of production methods for oil and gas (from hydraulic fracturing and enhanced...

Categories: News, Western Canada

$131M for Rural Alberta Water & Wastewater Partnerships

May 30, 2017 - 10:09 am

More than $131 million from the Water for Life and the Alberta Municipal Water/Wastewater Partnership grant programs will support 29 water infrastructure projects across the province. Once projects get underway, the investment will help sustain approximately 900 jobs. The approved projects include...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Alberta Bolsters Aquatic Invasive Species Inspections

May 15, 2017 - 9:16 am

Bolstering its fight against aquatic invasive species, the Alberta government has added two new inspection stations and 30 new boat inspectors. The two stations opened earlier this year at Canada Border Services Agency sites, part of precautionary efforts following the discovery of zebra mussel larvae...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Alberta Commits $1.3M to Assessing Creosote Levels in Bow River Watershed

April 26, 2017 - 10:38 am

The Alberta government is undertaking a five-year, $1.3-million project to continue assessing creosote levels in Calgary’s West Hillhurst community around the Bow River watershed. The goal of the project is to assess the extent of contamination in the neighbourhood and examine levels throughout...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Institute Questions Remediation Timeline of Tailings Fluid

March 31, 2017 - 8:25 am

Last week, the Pembina Institute released a whitepaper questioning the remediation timeline of tailings fluid in Alberta as a result of oilsands mining. The report stated that by 2015 there were 1.18 trillion litres of tailings wastewater within the province. The research done by the Institute suggested...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Alberta Invests $12M in Watershed Councils

March 23, 2017 - 8:35 am

The Alberta government announced on World Water Day that it will invest nearly $12 million in multi-year grants for watershed planning and advisory councils, including the Alberta Water Council. Each year for the next three years, Alberta will distribute $3.2 million per year among 11 watershed councils...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Alberta 2017 Budget Includes $100M for Water on Reserves

March 17, 2017 - 10:07 am

The Alberta Government has released its Budget 2017, which includes $100 million in new funding to support access to water systems throughout the province, providing access to clean water for Indigenous peoples. Alberta’s provisions for water access to Indigenous people and people living on reserve...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Low Levels of Toxic Metals in Athabasca River

March 8, 2017 - 9:21 am

An accumulation of research led by William Shotyk, professor and Bocock Chair for Agriculture and the Environment at University of Alberta, has found that concentrations of toxic metals in the Athabasca River show limited signs of anthropogenic deposition. In a sequence of three research reports released...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Alberta Researchers Model Water Supply & Water Scarcity

January 19, 2017 - 8:28 am

Researchers at the University of Alberta have developed an agro-hydrological model to study water supply in Alberta’s 2,255 sub-basins and to better understand water scarcity. With respect to the development of the agro-hydrological model, the research abstract states, “Natural hydrologic features...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Edmonton Opens Stormwater Smart Street to Traffic

December 30, 2016 - 8:58 am

Edmonton has opened its first green street, The Amarature, to traffic, which includes a stormwater diversion mechanism. The city describes The Armature as a pedestrian-oriented street and the core’s first green street. Special soil systems are being used to capture rainfall. The rain is used to...

Categories: News, Western Canada

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