High River Times

The Town of High River recently announced it will invest $360,000 to clean and restore the Upper Little Bow wetland to pre-flood conditions. The project will improve the overall health and function of the natural green space between 5 and 8 Avenues SE, according to Kim Unger, parks planning supervisor for the Town of High River. Click here to continue reading

The Guardian

According to the Spanish farming association Asaja, the country is suffering from both a lack of rain over the past five or six years and the gradual diminishing and salinisation of water in aquifers and wells near the coast, which makes irrigation difficult. Click here to continue reading

Peace Country Sun

“Blue-green algae is actually cyanobacteria, and can produce toxins that can be very dangerous,” says Shawn Elgert, agricultural water engineer, AF, Barrhead. “It can cause organ damage or even death if ingested by livestock or pets. If you are trying to determine the cause of poisoning, there are other potential toxins on the farm that can also cause damage to cattle such as poisonous plants. An example of this is water hemlock.” Click here to continue reading

Global News

A blue-green algae bloom has been identified in areas of Lake Sundance, prompting an advisory to be issued by Alberta Health Services (AHS) Friday afternoon. Click here to continue reading

SDCE Executive

Meaningful goals to strive for can include reducing manufacturing waste, improving energy efficiency, or reducing global water use. Click here to continue reading

The Globe and Mail

The challenge is to create city spaces that “prepare for routine-but-inconsistent flooding,” says Nina-Marie Lister, a planner and ecologist at Ryerson University. “We know it’s going to happen, but it’s unpredictable. Planners don’t like that idea. It freaks us out.” Click here to continue reading

Metro Edmonton

Making portions of Mill Creek come alive again will cost anywhere from $50-$130 million, but it’s something city planners say residents are keen on fixing. The estimates were discussed at City Hall Wednesday, and come after planners look to “daylight,” or restore, parts of the popular park space so fish can swim again. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

The Alberta Energy Regulator has laid five charges against Nexen Energy for a pipeline spill two years ago that was one of the largest in provincial history. Click here to continue reading

Edmonton Sun

Dodd started water skiing professionally as part of the national team for Canada when he was 16, which is when he started dreaming about setting a world record in the sport. Click here to continue reading

The Guardian

One morning in late March, Brij Khandelwal called the Agra police to report an attempted murder. Days before, the high court in India’s Uttarakhand state had issued a landmark judgment declaring the Yamuna river – and another of India’s holiest waterways, the Ganges – “living entities”. Click here to continue reading

The National Observer

Despite recent investments, Canada lags behind other G7 nations in flood preparation and climate change adaptation. It’s time we recognized the importance of intact nature and built green infrastructure as central to flood-prevention efforts. Nature can help us — if we let it. Click here to continue reading

Rocky Mountain Outlook

The municipality of Canmore has undertaken to understand the potential threat from flooding that exists on the Bow River in advance of the provincial government completing its study on the watershed. Click here to continue reading

Global News

Above average temperatures and less precipitation than normal has some southern Alberta crops in rough shape. As Quinn Campbell reports, crop experts are predicting drought like conditions and lower yields. Click here to watch the video

CBC News

The Alberta government announced Tuesday it will pump $7.15 million into bringing clean drinking water to the Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation, northwest of Edmonton. "There's been a boil water advisory here for many years," Chief Tony Alexis said Tuesday. "The water that's coming in, we know that we can boil and we can treat, but the technology we have is becoming obsolete." Click here to continue reading

Pincher Creek Echo

The Public Land Alliance (PLA), a new southern Alberta-based organization, has asked Waterton Lakes National Park to reconsider their ban on motorized and trailer-launched watercrafts. Parks Canada announced the ban in March to protect their waters and prevent the spread of invasive mussels. Click here to continue reading

Global News

Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi was at Lethbridge City Hall to announce the area is receiving $12.2 million for water projects. Click here to continue reading

Western Producer

A new hail risk modelling system is available for Canadian crop insurers, but providers are divided over its value. AIR Worldwide recently developed the industry’s first probabilistic computer model designed to better assess hail risk in Canada. Click here to continue reading

Bonnyville Nouvelle

The MD of Bonnyville will be keeping a close eye on Moose Lake. Water levels are higher than average this year, resulting in damage to homes, properties, and infrastructure on the lakeshore. Click here to continue reading

Bonnyville Nouvelle

The Beaver River Watershed Alliance (BRWA) has a six-step plan to enhance Jessie Lake. Program manager Colin Hanusz approached the Town of Bonnyville asking them to support the five-year project. Click here to continue reading

CTV News

Trudeau said global warming over the past decade has resulted in increased flooding in urban areas. He said the project will provide flood protection for 240 hectares of land through the creation of a naturalized mouth for the Don River. Click here to continue reading

Huffington Post

One aspect of efforts to expand access to fountains is to take a look at current drinking fountain technology and identify features that can help ensure their quality, convenience, and reliability. Ultimately, these features can help increase public confidence and access to high quality and affordable tap water. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

Alberta’s tallest waterfall, Kakwa Falls, will have you marvelling at its gorgeous location, squeezed tight in a mountainous region with deeply forested valleys. Click here to continue reading

The Guardian

But while temperatures have risen, global carbon dioxide emissions have stayed broadly flat for the past three years. This gives hope that the worst effects of climate change – devastating droughts, floods, heatwaves and irreversible sea level rises – may be avoided, according to a letter published in the journal Nature this week. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

On Thursday, company crews attending the scene discovered oil flowing from a second leak nearby, said AER spokesperson Cassie Naas. “The second was larger, and entered a waterbody,” she said, describing it as a small, unnamed creek. “That water body unfortunately was home to some fish and other wildlife.” Click here to continue reading

St Albert Gazette

City will still likely miss meeting its 2020 target. Click here to continue reading