Metro Calgary

In Finance Minister Joe Ceci’s budget 2017 address Thursday, he said Alberta will invest $100 million to integrate existing drinking-water systems with federally supported water systems. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

Canoes, kayaks and other hand-launched watercraft will still be allowed, although owners will have to inspect them for the acquatic species. The agency says the move is necessary to protect the ecology of the park on the Alberta-Montana border. Click here to continue reading

CNN

Although water might seem like a nondescript beverage, John Zhu says different minerals give each variation its own unique characteristics. "Water is just like wine, the sources and minerals determine the taste," he says. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

The dating of that whole sequence of ice wall retreat, and how the landscape then became vegetated, is critical to this whole story. People need to eat something and need to move into a landscape in which there are plants and animals. Click here to continue reading

Okotoks Western Wheel

Pink water at a handful of public facilities has caught the attention of Foothills residents and sprung the MD into action. Click here to continue reading

Global News

The video shows what happens when bacon grease is added to water: it coagulates. A similar issue occurs when putting fat and oil in drains, according to the organization’s spokesperson James Campbell. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Mayor Liz Erasmus said in a statement her concerns include the unknown impacts from a diversion channel being placed less than one kilometre from Tsuut'ina, groundwater effects from mass water storage, water backing up during a flood diversion onto Tsuut'ina land and the designated land of Redwood Meadows, and pollutants and airborne contaminates from a flood event. Click here to continue reading

The Guardian

In a world-first a New Zealand river has been granted the same legal rights as a human being. The local Māori tribe of Whanganui in the North Island has fought for the recognition of their river – the third-largest in New Zealand – as an ancestor for 140 years. On Wednesday, hundreds of tribal representatives wept with joy when their bid to have their kin awarded legal status as a living entity was passed into law. Click here to continue reading

 

 

Technology Networks

Biologists from the University of Tübingen are part of an interdisciplinary team which has developed novel biosensors that enable pharmaceutical products to be detected more effectively in water. These sensors can measure two types of pharmaceutical substances, beta-blockers and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), in real-time and in low concentrations. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Compare and Contrast: Residents of the driest areas, especially farmers, have spent most of the last 17 years withdrawing water...with only three years of deposits. Getting the groundwater balance back in the black will take a lot more than just one wet winter. Click here to continue reading

St Albert Gazette

Water continues to be the biggest challenge for Villeneuve Airport, members of the St. Albert Chamber of Commerce heard on March 8. Steve Maybee, vice president of operations at the Edmonton International Airport (EIA), said that while on-site waterlines are almost up and running, supplied water continues to be a barrier for expansion. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

A UBC Okanagan professor is warning the city of Kelowna, B.C. that its proposed water amalgamation plan might be harder to implement than the city's mayor might think. Click here to continue reading

The Globe and Mail

A consortium of Canadian and Kuwaiti investors has agreed to buy a minority stake in Britain’s Thames Water from funds managed by Macquarie, ending the Australian group’s 11-year investment in Britain’s largest water firm. Click here to continue reading

Global News

You may want to keep any complaints about your drafty house, or frustrations about defrosting the car to yourself from here on out. Click here to continue reading

Medicine Hat News

Local celebrations of World Water Week kick off Thursday in Medicine Hat at the Market at Medalta starting at 7:30 p.m. This will be followed next Tuesday through Saturday with daily activities and events for the whole family which focus on the issue of water conservation and the importance of protecting the local watershed. Click here to continue reading

Nature Conservancy

The Conservancy found that one in six of the cities studied could see a positive return on investment in source water protection through reduced annual treatment costs alone. But even cities that don’t break even on utility costs may realize great value through the other benefits that source water protection offers for people living in and around upstream watersheds and for the natural ecosystems that these watersheds support. Click here to continue reading

Water Canada

Looking back on progress made to integrate water into the Conference of the Parties, experts from the Global Water Forum offered their retrospective on the development of water’s role in global climate change policy and the struggle to put water in the foreground of climate change policy discussions. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

They don't agree on whether past consultations have taken place, but both the provincial government and Tsuut'ina Nation do agree future consultations are urgently needed around the Springbank dry dam flood mitigation project. Click here to continue reading

Global News

While many Edmontonians likely don’t see any silver lining to Mother Nature’s late winter dump of snow and icy misery, the City of Edmonton sees it as a splendid time to suss out its latest tools for keeping roads clear of snow. Click here to continue reading

The Globe and Mail

A rotting fish that must have dropped from the sky helps to solve the mystery of houses damaged by air tankers fighting the massive 2016 blaze. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

CERI found that by testing technologies under development — in areas such as reservoir management, water and wastewater treatment, upgrading or steam generation — both in isolation and in combination, supply costs could fall between 12 per cent and 46 per cent. Click here to continue reading

Rocky View Weekly

Bragg Creek residents had the opportunity to learn more about upcoming flood mitigation projects planned for the area at an open house on Feb. 28 at the Bragg Creek Community Centre. Click here to continue reading

CPAWS

Canada has failed to protect its largest World Heritage Site. A 10-day monitoring mission to Wood Buffalo National Park has resulted in a UN report strongly criticizing Canada. The park risks the embarrassment of joining the list of UNESCO’s List of World Heritage in Danger. Click here to continue reading

Ecosystem Marketplace

In 2015, the Peruvian capital of Lima made a significant financial commitment to restore the region’s natural infrastructure to help manage its many water woes. Committing is one thing, however, deploying the finance and implementing nature based projects is quite another. To help them figure out how this should work, Lima’s water utility continues to enlist help and is creating a first-of-its-kind master plan for green infrastructure. Click here to continue reading

Grist

“I don’t think we think about this, about what it would mean to not have running water,” Mack told Fusion. Of course, some Americans have experienced it. Water affordability is becoming an increasingly critical issue in cities across the country, including Philadelphia, Atlanta, Seattle, and Detroit. Click here to continue reading