Educating Albertans About Water

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    Learn - While 80% of Alberta's water supply lies in the Northern part of the province, 80% of Alberta's water demand comes from the southern half of the province.

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Water is a resource that is required by all lifeforms on Earth. From the trees outside to the ground below, water is an intricate and complex part of life. Increase your water knowledge, find useful facts, or engage in water topics throughout this section.

 


 

Interesting Facts

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Did you know? While 80% of Alberta's water supply lies in the Northern part of the province, 80% of Alberta's water demand comes from the southern half of the province. 

Alberta
Canada
World

Where Does Water Come From?

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Earth's water cycle is complex. This section breaks down the complexity, offering research on glaciers, groundwater and watersheds - all of which provide answers to this question. 

Watersheds
Glaciers
Groundwater

Water Use in Alberta

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Water use in Alberta can be broken down into three main categories: agriculture use; industry use; and citizen use. Explore the following links to learn more.

Agriculture in Alberta
Industry Uses
Domestic Uses

Water Governance

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Alberta is known for its wealth of pristine glacier rivers and lakes, however, this resource must be used within its designated means. Explore this section to learn more about water control guidelines and legislation in Alberta.

Water Licenses and Transfers
What is FITFIR
What is "Water for Life"

Water-Energy-Food Nexus

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The water-energy-food nexus is an emerging concept that requires finding the balance between water energy and food assessment of virtual waterflows footprint are two areas reflect this however much more research can be done

Virtual Waterflows
The Nexus Concept

Climate and Severe Weather

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Climate is a “hot topic” right now, and is only getting hotter. This section focuses on showcasing the research and impacts that are occurring around climate variance and change.

Flooding in Alberta
Flood Mitigation
Drought