CBC News

Bruce Mcleod was born and raised in Highland Park. He said he's not entirely against development, but the plan needs to respect the wetland that underlies the area. "It's taking what little green space is in this area and completely devastating it," he said. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

AER spokeswoman Monica Hermary says Husky Energy of Calgary reported the spill at Cox Hill Creek on Thursday around 3 p.m. Click here to continue reading

Reuters

French waste and water group Suez has boosted its industrial water treatment business with the 3.2 billion euros ($3.4 billion) acquisition of GE Water from General Electric (GE.N). Click here to continue reading

Global News

The City of Lethbridge is still urging residents to conserve water due to conditions on the Oldman River. The city’s website states that a quick melt and ice jams are causing high turbidity in the river, making the water difficut to treat. Click here to continue reading

Metro Edmonton

Almost everyone on Frog Lake First Nation buys water — drinking from the tap is a no-go. “I believe the tap water is tied to sickness in some of our members,” said Greg Desjarlais, a councillor at Frog Lake First Nation, a community east of Edmonton. Click here to continue reading

The Globe and Mail

Canadians see fresh water as the country’s most important resource, but worry the country faces a growing risk to the quality and adequate supply of clean water, a new poll from the Royal Bank of Canada says. Click here to continue reading

Metro Calgary

In Finance Minister Joe Ceci’s budget 2017 address Thursday, he said Alberta will invest $100 million to integrate existing drinking-water systems with federally supported water systems. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

Canoes, kayaks and other hand-launched watercraft will still be allowed, although owners will have to inspect them for the acquatic species. The agency says the move is necessary to protect the ecology of the park on the Alberta-Montana border. Click here to continue reading

CNN

Although water might seem like a nondescript beverage, John Zhu says different minerals give each variation its own unique characteristics. "Water is just like wine, the sources and minerals determine the taste," he says. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

The dating of that whole sequence of ice wall retreat, and how the landscape then became vegetated, is critical to this whole story. People need to eat something and need to move into a landscape in which there are plants and animals. Click here to continue reading

Okotoks Western Wheel

Pink water at a handful of public facilities has caught the attention of Foothills residents and sprung the MD into action. Click here to continue reading

Global News

The video shows what happens when bacon grease is added to water: it coagulates. A similar issue occurs when putting fat and oil in drains, according to the organization’s spokesperson James Campbell. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Mayor Liz Erasmus said in a statement her concerns include the unknown impacts from a diversion channel being placed less than one kilometre from Tsuut'ina, groundwater effects from mass water storage, water backing up during a flood diversion onto Tsuut'ina land and the designated land of Redwood Meadows, and pollutants and airborne contaminates from a flood event. Click here to continue reading

The Guardian

In a world-first a New Zealand river has been granted the same legal rights as a human being. The local Māori tribe of Whanganui in the North Island has fought for the recognition of their river – the third-largest in New Zealand – as an ancestor for 140 years. On Wednesday, hundreds of tribal representatives wept with joy when their bid to have their kin awarded legal status as a living entity was passed into law. Click here to continue reading

 

 

Technology Networks

Biologists from the University of Tübingen are part of an interdisciplinary team which has developed novel biosensors that enable pharmaceutical products to be detected more effectively in water. These sensors can measure two types of pharmaceutical substances, beta-blockers and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), in real-time and in low concentrations. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Compare and Contrast: Residents of the driest areas, especially farmers, have spent most of the last 17 years withdrawing water...with only three years of deposits. Getting the groundwater balance back in the black will take a lot more than just one wet winter. Click here to continue reading

St Albert Gazette

Water continues to be the biggest challenge for Villeneuve Airport, members of the St. Albert Chamber of Commerce heard on March 8. Steve Maybee, vice president of operations at the Edmonton International Airport (EIA), said that while on-site waterlines are almost up and running, supplied water continues to be a barrier for expansion. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

A UBC Okanagan professor is warning the city of Kelowna, B.C. that its proposed water amalgamation plan might be harder to implement than the city's mayor might think. Click here to continue reading

The Globe and Mail

A consortium of Canadian and Kuwaiti investors has agreed to buy a minority stake in Britain’s Thames Water from funds managed by Macquarie, ending the Australian group’s 11-year investment in Britain’s largest water firm. Click here to continue reading

Global News

You may want to keep any complaints about your drafty house, or frustrations about defrosting the car to yourself from here on out. Click here to continue reading

Medicine Hat News

Local celebrations of World Water Week kick off Thursday in Medicine Hat at the Market at Medalta starting at 7:30 p.m. This will be followed next Tuesday through Saturday with daily activities and events for the whole family which focus on the issue of water conservation and the importance of protecting the local watershed. Click here to continue reading

Nature Conservancy

The Conservancy found that one in six of the cities studied could see a positive return on investment in source water protection through reduced annual treatment costs alone. But even cities that don’t break even on utility costs may realize great value through the other benefits that source water protection offers for people living in and around upstream watersheds and for the natural ecosystems that these watersheds support. Click here to continue reading

Water Canada

Looking back on progress made to integrate water into the Conference of the Parties, experts from the Global Water Forum offered their retrospective on the development of water’s role in global climate change policy and the struggle to put water in the foreground of climate change policy discussions. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

They don't agree on whether past consultations have taken place, but both the provincial government and Tsuut'ina Nation do agree future consultations are urgently needed around the Springbank dry dam flood mitigation project. Click here to continue reading

Global News

While many Edmontonians likely don’t see any silver lining to Mother Nature’s late winter dump of snow and icy misery, the City of Edmonton sees it as a splendid time to suss out its latest tools for keeping roads clear of snow. Click here to continue reading