CBC News

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said whirling disease has been discovered in the Red Deer River basin for the first time, just as the Alberta government unveiled a new facility dedicated to testing for the disease. Click here to continue reading

Government of Alberta

The new facility is part of $9.3 million committed in Budget 2017 to expedite testing as part of efforts to prevent the further spread of the parasite-related disease, which was discovered in the Oldman and Bow watersheds in the past year. Click here to continue reading

The Guardian

The international “Ice Memory” expedition of 15 scientists took samples from the glacier on Illimani mountain in the Andes and will store them in Antarctica at the French-Italian base of Concordia. Click here to continue reading

Fort McMurray Today

The long-awaited rural water, sewer and road rehabilitation program - the largest infrastructure project the municipality has ever attempted - will continue without delay, council decided Tuesday night. Click here to continue reading

Global News

A blue-green algae advisory has been issued for a lake west of Edmonton. Alberta Health Services issued the advisory for Lake Isle on Wednesday, after blooms of blue-green algae (cyanobacteria) were discovered in the water. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

Of the eight confirmed sales, two are in the nearby Municipal District of Foothills and another in the Town of Sundre, with the remaining five in Beachwood Estates, which earned international attention after it was profiled by renowned photographer Seph Lawless, who specializes in documenting abandoned locales. Click here to continue reading

The Water Network

A global water ​crisis is a big ​concern for ​industries ​seeking secure ​access to water ​supplies to ​sustain and ​expand ​operations in a ​never-ending ​quest for ​economic growth.​ In many cases, people are ​denied access ​to water ​because they ​can’t ​afford it and ​do not have the ​political power ​to demand ​support from ​their ​governments. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Pedestrians and cyclists will soon lose access to the top of the Glenmore Dam in Calgary for three years as it undergoes a $82-million renovation to improve flood protection on the Elbow River. Click here to continue reading

Metro Calgary

Break out your paddles. The Calgary Fire Department says its boating advisory is now lifted. The warning was put in place on June 1 when flow in the river exceeded 280 cubic metres per second. Click here to continue reading

Metro Edmonton

New research suggests fish are smart enough to swim away from contaminated water before it hurts them. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

"All the work that the city and province have done have reduced the risk by about 30 per cent," said Frank Frigo, leader of watershed analysis with water resources for the City of Calgary. "That's fairly significant. That represents approximate annual risk of around $52 million per year." Click here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

Every June, we keep a wary eye on the rising Bow and Elbow rivers and hope we’re spared a repeat of the perfect storm of heavy mountain snowpack and torrential spring rains. Alberta Environment and Parks reported this year’s snowpack is 58 millimetres higher than in 2013. Click here to continue reading

Fort McMurray Today

The $306-million program is meant to provide improved services to Anzac, Conklin, Draper, Gregoire Lake Estates, Janvier and Saprae Creek Estates. Administration is requesting council approve the proposed implementation program, without addressing design concerns that arose after council approved the projects in July 2014. Click here to continue reading

Pincher Creek Echo

The Beaver Mines Water and Wastewater Project is still awaiting further studies and grant funding before construction can begin. Click here to continue reading


Covering a key period where it will be crucial to tackle the world’s freshwater issues to deal with threats such as increased pollution, urbanization, rising food and energy production, water-related disasters and displacement of people, this Freshwater Strategy provides actionable guidance for UN Environment to support countries’ implementation of sustainable freshwater management practices globally. Click here to continue reading

The Globe and Mail

Lawyer Sabrina Lombardi says payments could flow to the Lake St. Martin, Dauphin River, Little Saskatchewan and Pinaymootang First Nations as early as next spring if the deal is approved by a judge later this year. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Even as High River finishes rebuilding, an abandoned neighbourhood full of million-dollar homes is a stark reminder of devastating flooding four years ago. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

"Think about the environmental costs of not developing our inner city. If your job is to be a protector of the environment, taking this old-school approach to risk is ridiculous. It's especially ridiculous when you consider … the actual health impacts, worst-case scenario, of that particular petrochemical taint flowing through the groundwater," Coun. Gian-Carlo Carra says. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

In the nearly 1,500 days since the Bow and Elbow rivers overflowed their banks, the city has committed $150 million to local flood mitigation, including drainage improvements, bank stabilization and bridge work, while the province has invested more than $92 million in flood mitigation in the Calgary area. Click here to continue reading

Australian Water Association

The Australian Government has revealed the criteria for an independent study into the socio-economic impacts of water efficiency measures under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan (MDBP). Click here to continue reading

CBC News

A U.S. federal judge has handed a lifeline to efforts to block the Dakota Access pipeline, ruling Wednesday that the Army Corps of Engineers didn't adequately consider the possible impacts of an oil spill where the pipeline passes under the Missouri River. Click here to continue reading

Western Producer

In 2006, the provincial government issued a moratorium on hog barn construction, saying it was necessary because hog manure was polluting Lake Winnipeg. That message has stuck with the public, despite strict regulations around manure management and hog industry efforts to change the narrative. Click here to continue reading

The Guardian

Sam Brody is not a real estate agent, but when his friends want to move home they get in touch to ask for advice. He is a flood impact expert in Houston – and he has plenty of work to keep him busy. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Nearly four years after the devastating floods of 2013, some landowners in the Municipal District of Foothills in southern Alberta say they're still awaiting provincial financial help so they can move on with life. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

The Calgary fire department's hazardous materials and aquatics crews are cleaning up a mysterious oily substance from the Bow River. They were called to the Harvie Passage area early Friday morning, near the spot where the Western Irrigation Canal ties in to the river. Click here to continue reading