CBC News

Makayla McWatch can clearly remember the first time she drank water from a tap at home. For the 12-year-old, it only came last summer. Click here to continue reading

Global News

It’s another sign spring is on its way. The province’s ice-breakers are heading out on the north part of the Red River Wednesday in preparation for potential flooding. Click here to continue reading

Metro Edmonton

Some worry it could set a precedent for river valley development, and conservation groups are pushing for new parkland to be added if the deal goes through. Click here to continue reading

Edmonton Sun

City drainage experts hope round-the-clock monitoring of water level sensors, electronic signs and depth-markers painted on concrete piers will prevent more dramatic rescues of motorists from flooded freeway underpasses. Click here to continue reading

Mountain View Gazette

During a Valentine’s Day regular meeting, council heard from a report from administration answering a previous request regarding the number of water wells in town. Click here to continue reading

Global News

Conservation officers are investigating after a manure storage lagoon on a Spallumcheen farm overflowed. The spill occurred in the same area where residents have been raising concerns about high levels of nitrates in their drinking water source, the Hullcar Aquifer. Click here to continue reading

The Guardian

The evacuation of nearly 200,000 people near Oroville Dam is the kind of event that makes climate change personal. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Sun

Twenty-six upscale homes south of the city have new owners after they were auctioned off by the province. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

The following numbers tell the story of how their utility bills have changed over recent years and will into the near future. While many of the utility costs have and will continue to increase in price, the City of Calgary last fall decided to reduce the increases in water, wastewater and drainage fees. Click here to continue reading

Water Deeply

With California’s newly legal army of recreational cannabis growers barred from federal water supplies, they could become leading innovators when it comes to water sustainability. Click here to continue reading

Okotoks Western Wheel

Town crews are working to open storm drains on roads after warm temperatures caused large puddles to form in several locations in Okotoks. Click here to continue reading

ECA Review

Bashaw residents wanted to know why the town was going to tap into the Hwy 12/21 water line and expressed concerns about increased costs to their utility bills and wanted to know if the town could pull out of their agreement to join. Click here to continue reading

Global News

Seventy-three landowners in southeastern Saskatchewan have signed onto a project that will allow better control over water flows in an effort to reduce flooding downstream. Click here to continue reading

Circle of Blue

Earlier this year, in an announcement that has become more routine around the world, Suy Sem, Cambodia’s minister of mines and energy, declared a moratorium on the construction of big hydropower dams until at least 2020. The country’s decision to halt new dams follows rising distress in Southeast Asia over the financial, ecological, and social consequences of building big and expensive hydropower projects, especially on the Mekong River and its tributaries. Click here to continue reading

Hindustan Times

“The treaty fails to address two issues: the division of shortages in dry years between India and Pakistan, when flows are almost half as compared to wet years, and the cumulative impact of storages on the flows of the River Chenab into Pakistan,” said the UNDP report titled ‘Development Advocate Pakistan’. Click here to continue reading

Rocky Mountain Outlook

Aquatic specialists with Parks Canada are looking at removing all fish from Johnson Lake over the next two years as a method of combating whirling disease which was confirmed to be in the water body last August by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency. Banff National Park aquatic specialist Mark Taylor said the agency is currently undertaking an environmental impact assessment (EIA) for its response to whirling disease in the lake. Click here to continue reading

Global News

An oil spill near the water treatment plant in Lloydminster, Sask., was not a spill at all. The Saskatchewan government said it was due to a tank-trailer illegally dumping around 2,000 litres of heavy crude into a ditch. The oil then entered the storm water system. Click here to continue reading

The Globe and Mail

A 1,560 square foot home in Alberta could be yours for less than $500. The only catch – it’s in a floodway and needs to be relocated. The house in High River is one of about two dozen now for sale that were purchased by the government after floods ravaged southern Alberta in 2013. Click here to continue reading

The Guardian

We’ve reached peak bottled water. From today, for a sweet £80, Harrods will sell ‘luxury water’ harvested from icebergs off the coast of Svalbard. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Cleaning up drinking water in Indigenous communities appears to be a case of two steps forward, one step back, according to new government numbers. There are 71 long-term drinking water advisories — in existence for a year or more — in First Nations communities across Canada. Click here to continue reading

The Guardian

The global water crisis has many causes, requiring many different solutions. As 1.2 billion people live in areas of water scarcity, these solutions must span policy, technology, and behaviour change to make a real difference. Click here to continue reading

Toronto Star

Imagine turning to your insurance company after catastrophic damages to your house and being told, “You’re not covered.” That’s what happened to Hassan Hojjatian and Mitra Kermani in June 2011, when their house suffered extensive water damage to the basement, basement bathroom, garage roof and foundation. Click here to continue reading

The Guardian

Scientists have discovered “extraordinary” levels of toxic pollution in the most remote and inaccessible place on the planet – the 10km deep Mariana trench in the Pacific Ocean. Click here to continue reading

Metro Calgary

Council’s questions about the recent snow event didn’t melt along with the weekend Chinook. Click here to continue reading

Vauxhall Advance

During their regular Jan. 23 meeting, the Municipal District of Taber council met with Shannon Frank, the executive director of the Oldman Watershed Council, where they discussed the recent announcement of the expanded boundaries for Castle Wildland Provincial Park and the new Castle Provincial Park, and how it would effect “How that part of the world looks,” according to Counc. Tom Machacek. Click here to continue reading