National Observer

I’ve heard some people suggest that we have more than enough water and it isn’t a big deal, but quite frankly, that’s a little shortsighted. Remember, we don’t use water only for drinking. We need it to grow, process, transport and prepare our food in addition to generating power, manufacturing and other industrial and consumer purposes. Click here to continue reading

The Guardian

Fifty years ago, environmentalists and dam builders in the United States were locked in a bitter battle. Dam building had swept the nation in the 1940s and 1950s, blocking and impounding some of the most important rivers of the American west. On the Snake river (where controversies about dams continue to this day), dam construction had led to a massive fish kill and decimated salmon and steelhead runs. Click here to continue reading

Okotoks Western Wheel

Filling up a glass of water will cost Black Diamond residents and merchants a bit more in pocket change this year. From Jan. 1, water rate will rise by $3 as well as an additional 25 cents on the consumption rate for every cubic meter of water used. The increase brings the bill to $39 every two months and $2.35 per cubic metre of water used. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

There's no end in sight for a state of emergency in Ramea on Newfoundland's south coast, as work continues to rid the town's water supply of salt water. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Sun

Powder lovers, people paid to shovel snow, and Matthew Worona are some of the only people celebrating Calgary’s recent snowfall. Click here to continue reading

Global News

An overnight snowfall meant fender benders and cars in ditches all around Calgary. For those that were on the roads just getting around proved challenging. Click here to continue reading


EPCOR is seeking people living in the French Creek community to become members of an EPCOR Community Advisory panel (CAP). Click here to continue reading

The Globe and Mail

A massive storm system stretching from Northern California to Nevada sent rivers overflowing and toppled trees — prompting evacuations, school cancellations, road closures and warnings of dangerous mudslides for hillsides parched by wildfires last summer. Click here to continue reading

Global News

Every winter, backcountry enthusiasts in Canada get caught up in dangerous avalanches that can often be fatal, but this winter mountain lovers have a new tool they can use to assess the risks they’re facing. Click here to continue reading

Global News

With the snow falling in Calgary, some residents have had a hard time keeping up. As Global’s Gary Bobrovitz reports, the city has some strict bylaws when it comes to clearing your walk and other areas. Click here to watch the video

The Guardian

Indigenous activists have set up camps in the Texas desert to fight a pipeline project there, the latest sign that the Standing Rock “water protector” movement is inspiring Native American-led environmental protests across the US. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

Right now, in the grip of a cold winter, when nearly every body of water in the province in frozen, it is funny to be thinking about Alberta’s headwaters. These waters, which we are skating on at the moment in the Bow Valley, feed rivers such as the Bow, which in turn flow out of more than 80 per cent of the province’s taps. Click here to continue reading


In all, 18 universities across the country will collaborate on research projects focused on Canada's water resources and related issues and challenges, including those created as a result of climate change. With the support of top technology including sensors, drones, nanosatellites, instrumented watersheds and computer models, the researchers aim to develop the tools and models to mitigate water disasters, protect the environment and take advantage of economic opportunities. Click here to continue reading

Tree Hugger

As trillions upon trillions of snowflakes prepare for their wintry debut, we've got the science behind the magic. Click here to watch the video

Clean Tech Group

A recurring theme from our conversations with market participants is that the low prices water utilities charge do not reflect the true cost of water delivery, aquifer depletion, and infrastructure maintenance in many jurisdictions. Are venture investors finding the economic case harder to justify? Or, were the 2013 highs driven primarily by higher oil prices and the need to treat more and more produced water, suggesting this decrease is merely cyclical? Click here to continue reading

Global News

“I have stopped cleaning the house, washing dishes or clothes. We no longer take showers,” said Mona Maqssoud, a 50-year-old resident of Damascus. She said residents have relied on water tankers that come by occasionally and give 20 liters (5 gallons) of water to each house, but that hasn’t been enough. Click here to continue reading

Orillia Packet

Local conservation authorities and area municipalities are ramping up efforts to see less salt getting into the environment, but not at the expense of safety. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Crops and livestock were decimated, and reservoirs that supply the capital of La Paz and other cities have dropped to alarming levels. Lake Poopo, Bolivia's second-largest, has dried up entirely. Click here to continue reading

Global News

When asked about the Highway Traffic Act (HTA) and enforcement of the provincial law, Toronto and Peel Regional police said there aren’t specific requirements for commercial vehicle operators to clear snow off the roofs. Click here to watch the video

Okotoks Western Wheel

Highwood MLA Wayne Anderson is hopeful 2017 will be the year the Town of Okotoks finally sees progress on its longstanding request for provincial funding to build a water pipeline from Calgary. Click here to continue reading

The Guardian

This body of research – 40 years in the making, but much of it summed up in a recent paper – rewrites the understanding of the ecological dynamics of these rivers. And it casts a harsh light on human river valley activities such as homebuilding, dam construction, irrigation, and channelization that may be slowly choking highly dynamic river systems – and the biodiversity that depends on them – to death. Click here to continue reading

Rocky Mountain Outlook

Daw said the utility master plan’s scope covers the two main utilities of the municipality – water and wastewater services – and looks at what infrastructure is needed to maintain that utility now, in five years, 10 years, 15 years and at full build out. The model also utilized as much “real world” information as possible, he said, to ensure recommendations are based in reality and not theory. Click here to continue reading

Conservation 2020

If you would like to be a member of the National Advisory Panel for the Pathway to Canada Target 1, please visit the link and submit an application as specified before January 10, 2017. Click here to continue reading

Ottawa Citizen

Stephen Morris is a physicist, the J. Tuzo Wilson Professor of Geophysics, and he has been wrestling with this problem for years. But so far his long, complicated theory isn’t enough to explain the shape, and specifically what he calls ripples on the side of the icicle. “The reality is, we know more about the mass of the Higgs boson than about the ripples on your garden-variety icicle,” he says. Click here to continue reading

Vancouver Sun

More than one billion litres of water have spurted from a $3 million residential lot on the west side of Vancouver since inexperienced drillers breached an aquifer under the site then fled the country 15 months ago. Click here to continue reading