The Guardian

Grafton called for “focus on the evidence and facts rather than rhetoric and special interests”. He said the Murray-Darling plan failed to factor in climate change “in any meaningful way”. “Whatever reduced diversions are achieved over the 10 years of the basin plan, they may already be undermined by higher temperatures and a more variable climate.” Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Owners of units in a newly-built west Edmonton townhouse complex say they are frustrated by water leaking into their homes. Click here to continue reading

The Guardian

Campaigners in drought-hit Tamil Nadu say it is unsustainable to use 400 litres of water to make a 1 litre fizzy drink. Click here to continue reading

Daily Herald Tribune

Aquatera is backtracking on a plan to raise Clairmont’s sewage rates by 20% this year. The original proposal would have seen a 20% rise this year, plus another 6% next year, to pay for an upgrade to the Clairmont lagoon. Click here to continue reading

Bonnyville Nouvelle

The MD of Bonnyville is doing what it can to preserve and protect the ecological and biological functions of Crane Lake, through a number of assessments and environmental enhancements to the area. Click here to continue reading

High River Times

This year, the Town of High River is focused on completing flood mitigation projects, strengthening its asset management program, evaluating recreation facilities and increasing downtown vitality while driving commercial growth, according to town officials. Click here to continue reading

Global News

President Donald Trump will sign an executive order Tuesday mandating a review of an Obama-era rule aimed at protecting small streams and wetlands from development and pollution. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

The spill of condensate — used to dilute heavy oil so that it's thin enough to flow through pipelines — went undetected from Jan. 15 until March 1, 2015, according to a news release from the AER. Click here to continue reading

National Observer

Global warming could mean that mountain snow melts at a slower pace, researchers said Monday, a peculiar finding that might be bad news for the West and other regions that depend on snow for water. Click here to continue reading

Maven's Notebook

Paul Brown says three things are necessary to spur technological innovation: avoiding the optimization trap, removing standardization as a barrier, and reengaging individual citizens with technology. Click here to continue reading

Global News

Edmontonians indulge in their fair share of schadenfreude, particularly when it comes to Alberta’s largest city. Click here to continue reading

Global News

A pipeline burst and leaked about 225,000 litres of heavy oil and diluent in July 2016. The company said approximately 210,000 litres was recovered during its clean-up efforts which are now complete. Click here to continue reading

Edmonton Sun

Edmonton saw a surge in noisy jet boats on the North Saskatchewan River during the oil-boom years and now some canoeists and river valley residents want city council to set limits. "If they're proposing noise limits, I'd support that," said Jason Hayes, a canoe tour organizer who says some new boats can be heard for kilometres. Click here to continue reading

The Globe and Mail

Behind every failed First Nations water plant is an unfortunate story. Assigning blame can be challenging: Although Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada (INAC) pays for most on-reserve infrastructure and sets most of the rules governing design and construction, many other parties are involved, including project managers, engineering and construction firms and First Nations chiefs and councillors. Click here to continue reading

The Guardian

Millions of people are without water after heavy rains struck Chile over the weekend during the country’s usually dry summer months, leaving three people dead and at least 19 missing. Click here to continue reading

Reuters Commodities

The Philippines' environment minister on Thursday said President Rodrigo Duterte had backed her decision to ban mining in watershed areas at a meeting earlier this week, winning his support once more for her crackdown on the sector. Click here to continue reading

Langley Advance

Metro Vancouver has opened a new $240-million tunnel built under the Fraser River to ensure drinking water keeps flowing to Surrey and South-of-Fraser residents in the event of an earthquake. Click here to continue reading

Lethbridge Herald

If your water tastes like chlorine, blame the warming weather. Chlorine levels have been increased in the City’s water supply due to ice breakup which has caused a higher-than-normal amount of debris in water entering the water treatment plant. Click here to continue reading

Water Canada

The project team will use genetic identification of feces (E. coli) and its source (human, dog, livestock, waterfowl, or other sources) to determine some of the threats to the health of Vernon’s streams. The results of this study will help the city to better plan land use, storm water management, and ultimately develop and prioritize its water quality efforts and investment. Click here to continue reading

Crag and Canyon

The cost of modernizing the Spray River Bridge has soared to more than double its initial budget, according to financial documents obtained through an access to information request. Click here to continue reading

The Globe and Mail

New research suggests that climate change has mysteriously caused lakes in a northern protected area to nearly double in size, forcing a herd of at-risk bison off some of their best habitat. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

By the year 2050, in addition to intense heat waves, Calgarians could see more localized flooding, an increase in severe winds and a decrease in annual river flow rates, a council committee heard Wednesday. Click here to continue reading

Water World

Compare and Contrast: "We are preparing a workforce for the jobs we know are coming to support green infrastructure projects here in the District of Columbia and across the nation," said George Hawkins, CEO and General Manager of DC Water. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Service Alberta is investigating salespeople for misrepresenting themselves as agents of a local utility or municipality. Effective Jan. 1, the government banned door-to-door sales of furnaces, water heaters, windows, air conditioners, energy audits and natural gas and electricity energy contracts. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

Alberta’s energy watchdog has set a target to cut the number of pipeline spills that affect wildlife and water systems through added enforcement and more frequent inspections on poorly performing companies. Click here to continue reading