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Water World Magazine

The smart water market is growing, with companies entering and partnerships being forged yet convincing utilities to adopt new technologies continues to remain a challenge. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

The city has more than 16,000 kilometres of lanes to clear by the end of May. Apart from helping the city look its best, the cleaning prevents gravel and other material from entering our water system and polluting our planet. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

With an infusion of enforcement cash, campers and off-roaders can expect stepped-up policing this May long weekend and other peak summer periods in areas such as the Ghost-Waiparous and McLean Creek, said Rob Simieritsch, regional resource manager with Alberta Environment and Parks. Click here to continue reading

Global News

Watch How the City of Calgary is preparing for potential flooding in 2017.Click here to watch the video

Metro Edmonton

“We need to be starting now because this is a long term transition, but it’s a fundamental transition,” Nick Ashbolt said. “If Calgary runs out of water in 50 years, what are they going to do? It is an immediate concern in southern Alberta, and quite frankly, for environmental reasons and economic reasons, it’s a no-brainer to do this elsewhere.” Click here to continue reading

Alberta Water Council (AWC)

Since 2003, the AWC has completed four reviews of implementation progress. The last review looked at the renewed strategy for the period of 2009–2011. Due to reorganization within the GoA and the release of Our Water, Our Future: A Plan for Action in 2014, not all AWC recommendations from that review had been addressed. This fifth review provides insight into the 2012–2015 period and informs the GoA, Water for Life partners and Albertans as they continue implementing the strategy. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

Any watercraft entering Alberta — whether motorized, non-motorized or commercially hauled — must stop at one of 11 highway inspection stations in the province. In 2016, 19,028 watercraft were inspected coming into the province and 17 tested positive for invasive mussels. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Climatologist Jeannine St. Jacques has some straightforward advice on what this means. "We've been building on the flood plains for years, which is insane," the Concordia University professor tells The Current's Anna Maria Tremonti. Click here to continue reading

The Western Producer

Weather forecasters are at odds about what kind of summer to expect. AccuWeather is warning farmers in central and northern Alberta that they should prepare for drought. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

AHS says the ability to sterilize medical devices at the hospital has been impacted by the water quality concerns. It says delaying the elective surgeries will allow the hospital to maintain its supply of devices for emergency surgeries. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Some residents resisted the move, but Russell welcomed it. In 2013, she knew there was no going back to her older home when she was allowed near it again once the worst of the water receded. Click here to continue reading

Sylvan Lake News

At the regular May 8 meeting of the Sylvan Lake Town Council, Director of Public Works David Brand provided an update to Council regarding the management of the Town’s wastewater lagoons. Click here to continue reading

The Guardian

 UK consumers who are too embarrassed to ask a pub or restaurant for a glass of tap water or a refill of their empty bottle are helping to fuel the rising tide of discarded single-use plastic drinks bottles, according to a new survey. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

The idea of a leisurely float or paddle on the Bow River on a summer day sounds idyllic — until you think of what's involved. Finding a boat and life jackets if you don't own either. Securing the boat safely to your vehicle. Arranging drop-off and pick-up points. What if you need a quick patch job? Click here to continue reading

Global News

A flooded Lake Country resident may not get any help through her insurance coverage. As Kelly Hayes reports, it’s because the water came into the home through the ground rather than on top of it. Click here to watch the video

Urban Land Institute

The growing involvement of the real estate industry in helping municipalities manage stormwater runoff with systems using natural resources is explored in a new ULI publication, Harvesting the Value of Water: Stormwater, Green Infrastructure, and Real Estate. Click here to continue reading

The South African

Many in the Cape rejoiced last week as rains poured down from the sky in short bursts,  while it may have looked good, it clearly was nowhere close to enough. Click here to continue reading

The Crag and Canyon

The University of Saskatchewan has opened a research facility in the Rocky Mountains to study the effects of climate change on Canada’s waters. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Jason Thistlethwaite, an assistant professor at the University of Waterloo's faculty of environment, says the problem is that municipalities set zoning regulations and collect property tax revenue but do not pay for rebuilding costs after natural disasters. Click here to continue reading

Green Biz

Water-related business risks are becoming more apparent. According to CDP’s 2016 global water report, 607 companies (PDF) lost $14 billion last year alone due to water scarcity, drought, flood and other water risks. Click here to continue reading

Vulcan Advocate

A Vulcan County resident who lives south of the Bow River has asked Vulcan County council for some direction on whether he would be able to build a new house on higher ground. Click here to continue reading

Fort McMurray Today

The municipality is no longer asking residents to cut back on non-essential water usage, after previously warning residents that a chlorine accident at the water treatment plant could have disrupted regular water services. Click here to continue reading

Science Daily

A new system could make it possible to control the way water moves over a surface, using only light. This advance may open the door to technologies such as microfluidic diagnostic devices whose channels and valves could be reprogrammed on the fly, or field systems that could separate water from oil at a drilling rig, the researchers say. Click here to continue reading

CTV News

As cities across Quebec, Ontario and the Maritimes continue to grapple with the effects of heavy rainfall and severe flooding over the past week, several municipalities have released helpful maps detailing road closures, water levels and relief efforts to help residents navigate the emergency. Click here to continue reading

The Globe and Mail

Once again, homes located alongside a Canadian river have flooded, affected homeowners are shocked, the local government is wringing its hands, the respective provincial government is ramping up to provide taxpayer-funded disaster assistance and the feds are deploying the Armed Forces. Click here to continue reading (note this media may require a paid subscription)