CBC News

A northern Alberta farmer says 10 per cent of his land is underwater due to severe flooding along the Whitemud River north of Peace River. John Krysztan, a grain farmer near Dixonville, has watched the river steadily rise, and water now covers close to 1,500 acres of his land. Click here to continue reading

Global News

Alberta Environment and Parks is keeping a close watch on the white stuff. Southern Alberta isn’t the only place that saw more snow this year than years past. As Quinn Campbell reports, what melts way up high has a big impact on the areas down below. Click here to watch the video

The Western Producer

The legislation to support Saskatchewan’s agricultural water management strategy has passed third reading in the legislature. Bill 44 was passed without amendment and paves the way for the creation of two advisory boards in place of the Water Appeal Board. Click here to continue reading

Okotoks Western Wheel

There are six ways to save water and money this spring and summer if you live in Okotoks. The Town of Okotoks again started offering rebates on six water-saving products like mulch, drought tolerant plants and rain barrels May 1. Click here to continue reading

Edmonton Sun

Each year 30 to 40 Albertans die due to drowning with most of the deaths occurring during the summer boating season, which is generally considered to start over the May long weekend. Click here to continue reading

Global News

A flood warning was issued for the Whitemud River near the northern Alberta hamlet of Dixonville on Thursday afternoon. Alberta Environment and Parks said the warning was issued after it received “reports of of severe flooding” just north of the town of Peace River. Click here to continue reading

Water Deeply

In order to face threats such as aging infrastructure, population growth and climate change, we’ll need not just more money but more innovative solutions, such as green infrastructure and smaller, decentralized systems. Getting those projects funded can be tough, but not impossible. Click here to continue reading

Press Reader

With the fourth anniversary of the 2013 flood that devastated Calgary and so much of southern Alberta around the corner, let us not forget that the flood risk for Calgary has not gone away. Click here to continue reading

St Albert Gazette

Poor weather conditions weren’t enough to deter volunteers from getting their hands dirty at the annual TD Clean and Green RiverFest. A total of 174 volunteers collectively picked up 270 kg of wet trash and planted 265 trees at the annual river clean up and environment fair on May 13. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Sun

The NDP government says the province is far better prepared for potential spring flooding than it was in 2013 when a massive deluge swamped Calgary and parts of southern Alberta. Click here to continue reading

Flathead Beacon

Dating back to 2005, a team of local researchers has been venturing into the alpine heart of Glacier National Park twice a year, armed with an array of scientific instruments, to conduct foundational work that could help explain the impacts of climate change in the high country. Click here to continue reading

Oldman Watershed

What does it mean to adopt a river? To me it is simple. Treat the area that you choose to “adopt” as if it was your backyard. As if it was your childhood field. That means taking care of it, so that generations to come can also enjoy the “adopted” area. Click here to continue reading

Ponoka News

A study commissioned to look at ground water in a watershed east of Ponoka found there is plenty available and that the lakes are not being drained by water usage. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Officials have started pulling all the fish from the lake in Banff National Park where the deadly fish parasite that causes whirling disease was first detected in Canada, in a bid to stop its spread. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

The City has begun lowering the water level of the Glenmore Reservoir to make room for the annual spring runoff from the Rocky Mountains, which in turn is causing the Elbow River to rise.Click here to continue reading


Imagine you are house hunting, and you find one that meets your needs perfectly. It’s beautiful. It’s affordable. There are even good schools nearby. But there is only one problem: directly above the house, perched on a cliff, is a giant teetering boulder. The realtor tells you not to worry; it will only fall once, sometime in the next 100 years. Who in their right mind would take those odds? Apparently, millions of you. Click here to continue reading


By the middle of July, in 2013, I had had enough of watching my friends and neighbours struggling to recover from a huge flood that affected people living near the Bow and Elbow Rivers. Click here to continue reading

Global News

Calgarians are being urged to be prepared for the possibility of flooded basements and homes, as the annual “flood season” is here. Historically, the period between May 15 and June 15 is the time the city is likely to experience flooding, according to the City of Calgary. Click here to watch the video

Fort McMurray Today

One week after an accident involving chlorine nearly disrupted water services in Fort McMurray, the municipality says cleanup is still ongoing. However, there is no threat to public safety or health. Click here to continue reading

Water World Magazine

The smart water market is growing, with companies entering and partnerships being forged yet convincing utilities to adopt new technologies continues to remain a challenge. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

The city has more than 16,000 kilometres of lanes to clear by the end of May. Apart from helping the city look its best, the cleaning prevents gravel and other material from entering our water system and polluting our planet. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

With an infusion of enforcement cash, campers and off-roaders can expect stepped-up policing this May long weekend and other peak summer periods in areas such as the Ghost-Waiparous and McLean Creek, said Rob Simieritsch, regional resource manager with Alberta Environment and Parks. Click here to continue reading

Global News

Watch How the City of Calgary is preparing for potential flooding in 2017.Click here to watch the video

Metro Edmonton

“We need to be starting now because this is a long term transition, but it’s a fundamental transition,” Nick Ashbolt said. “If Calgary runs out of water in 50 years, what are they going to do? It is an immediate concern in southern Alberta, and quite frankly, for environmental reasons and economic reasons, it’s a no-brainer to do this elsewhere.” Click here to continue reading

Alberta Water Council (AWC)

Since 2003, the AWC has completed four reviews of implementation progress. The last review looked at the renewed strategy for the period of 2009–2011. Due to reorganization within the GoA and the release of Our Water, Our Future: A Plan for Action in 2014, not all AWC recommendations from that review had been addressed. This fifth review provides insight into the 2012–2015 period and informs the GoA, Water for Life partners and Albertans as they continue implementing the strategy. Click here to continue reading