Water Canada

In Canada, overland flooding costs the Canadian economy more than any other kind of natural hazard. It is the single largest draw on the Disaster Financial Assistance Arrangements (DFAA). In an effort to improve Canada’s resiliency to flooding, the federal government has released the first of a series of guidelines for provinces and communities as a resource for floodplain mapping projects and activities undertaken across Canada. Click here to continue reading

Okotoks Western Wheel

Sewage may not be the most romantic of topics, but the MD of Foothills says it’s important for residents to get intimate with their septic systems. Click here to continue reading

CTV News

Over the day, the colour of the water coming out of her taps improved – but Wilkinson and a number of other residents said there should have been better communication with residents from town officials. Click here to continue reading

Mountain View Gazette

At the recent regular council meeting, council approved a $0.25 per cubic metre water consumption increase. CAO Luana Smith said the increase is necessary to prevent water consumption from being paid by taxes. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Edmonton needs to develop an overall plan to protect green space in neighbourhoods that are losing sports fields to flood-mitigation infrastructure, says Coun. Mike Nickel. Click here to continue reading

The Guardian

According to reports in the Chinese media, urban planners in Lanzhou, the capital of Gansu province, have drawn up proposals to pipe water into the chronically parched region from Russia’s Lake Baikal, the deepest freshwater lake on earth. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Sun

While the detailed list of 21 projects was kept confidential, 14 projects on the list were made public earlier in the day, including completing Airport Trail NE, Baines Bridge, short-term improvements on Crowchild Trail, flood mitigation and resiliency measures, improvements to parks and pathways, revitalization of main streets, and various road improvements.  Click here to continue reading

Global News

New research from the University of Alberta suggests concerns about contaminants in the Athabasca River from the oilsands may be overstated. “Absolutely — no question,” said Bill Shotyk, a soil and water scientist involved in three recently published papers that question much recent science conducted on the effects of the oilsands on the local watershed. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Don't pack the snow shovel away just yet as there is likely more snow to come for southern Alberta, a senior climatologist with Environment Canada is warning. Click here to continue reading

CTV News

U.S. and Canadian scientists are planning to spend the next five years studying flooding on Lake Champlain and the Richelieu River, which drains the lake north into Quebec, and whether methods can be developed to control future flooding. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

OHV user Matt Coonfer, however, argued that many off-roaders are responsible users, and by doing things such as building bridges over creeks, damage to the environment can be minimized. Click here to continue reading

Western Producer

Government policy on environmental issues must be tied to hard science, and it must consider what is necessary and practical. To that end, without a long-term, national water-quality testing program, we risk placing an unnecessary burden on farmers in Western Canada with blanket measures that are not warranted. Click here to continue reading

Mountain View Gazette

“One of the challenges around melting ice surfaces is that ice does not melt in the same way that it forms,” says Cremona’s fire chief Kevin Miller. Click here to continue reading

Sylvan Lake News

Affordable access to the lake continues to be an issue for residents and visitors to the area followingthe fallout of a deal between the Town of Sylvan and Sylvan Lake Harbour Ltd. The $1.189 million deal would have seen the Town of Sylvan Lake purchase the Sylvan Lake Marina. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Azher Mubeen moved to Winnipeg from Calgary to build a new home. He bought a teardown in St. Vital's Glenwood neighbourhood, demolished the 650-square-foot house and was in the midst of building a new 1,100-square-foot home for his family of six when he received a surprise from the City of Winnipeg in the mail. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Frozen bubbles created by flammable methane gas are not new to Alberta's lakes and rivers, but they sure are beautiful. And it seems it's the perfect time of year again to capture them before the next snowfall hides that perfect shot. Click here to continue reading

Global News

Nineteen per cent of adults have peed in a pool, according to a 2012 survey of Americans. Now, new research from the University of Alberta shows how all that urine adds up. Click here to continue reading

Okotoks Western Wheel

A long-sought solution to water supply issues in the MD of Foothill’s far northwest may have finally been found, but it could come at a cost to residents. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Edmonton city staff have been directed to find a new location for a floating dock that is part of a larger plan to give people greater access to the North Saskatchewan River. Click here to continue reading

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