ABC News

A report from agricultural forecaster ABARES found changes in climate over the past 20 years had had a significant negative effect on Australian cropping farms. But Neal Hughes, director of water and climate research, said farmers were successfully adapting to the tougher conditions. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Alberta is putting another $10.3 million towards a debris dam meant to protect Canmore from flooding. Click here to continue reading

Metro Edmonton

The City of Edmonton has launched a new pilot project--with a video--reminding drivers that driving into a flooded underpass during storms is not a good idea. Click here to continue reading

Global News

A Nova Scotia judge has given the green light for a resident’s private prosecution against two numbered companies accused of contaminating drinking water in the Harrietsfield area. Click here to continue reading

Edmonton Sun

Sierra Club volunteers urged city councillors to quickly ban jet boats on Whitemud Creek to prevent racing during high water events. While city staff said they wanted to research use and try education first, former RCMP officer Wayne Oakes said what’s happening now is extremely dangerous. Click here to continue reading

Edmonton Sun

From sunny and hot Tuesday to chilling rain and howling wind Wednesday, this week showed how quickly severe weather can impact Edmonton. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

The regulator says it was not aware of technology Suncor plans to use to treat the tailings and that should be considered in its assessment. It says it accepts Suncor's explanation that it could not share details about the technology before receiving a patent for it. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

City of Calgary officials are handing out flood preparation kits to some renters in the Mission area. Workers are going door-to-door at seven apartment buildings because the area is susceptible to Elbow River flooding and many residents may not have been around during the 2013 flood. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Municipalities in the Greater Toronto Area are taking new steps to stop water thieves from targeting fire hydrants. The Region of Durham says 672,170 cubic metres of water — enough to fill about 270 Olympic-size swimming pools — was illegally pumped from its hydrants in 2016, forcing the region to absorb $60,000 in lost water fees. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Residents of the Enoch Cree Nation are one step closer to getting fresh water. The federal government on Wednesday announced a $12.5-million project to connect the reserve to the city of Edmonton's water system. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Elective surgeries continue to be postponed in Medicine Hat as Alberta Health Services works to determine the cause of water quality issues. Seven elective surgeries scheduled for Thursday and Friday at Medicine Hat Regional Hospital were postponed, AHS said in a news release Wednesday. Click here to continue reading

Hinton Parklander

In a 3-1 vote, council approved the plan designed to reduce water consumption by five per cent. In 2016, Hinton used 2,485,000 cubic metres of water between all uses. As all commercial users are metered, commercial water use accounted for 752,000 cubic metres, or roughly 30 per cent. Click here to continue reading

Global News

Environment Canada meteorologist Kurt Torneby said Tuesday that Calgary is currently on the edge of one of the drier parts of the province, meaning the flood risk is low. That is not to suggest this has been a dry start to 2017, but more that the bulk of the moisture has evaporated or melted. Click here to continue reading

Daily Herald Tribune

The city will be doing bathymetric surveys of Crystal Lake and Ivy Lake between May 24 and May 27. The surveys are to determine the amount of sediment that has accumulated at the bottom of the lakes and whether or not dredging is required. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Robin Rosborough wades into the river bed and shakes a tin pan of rocks and sludge until tiny specks of gold begin sparkling through the muck. The Edmonton area man has been panning for gold along the banks of the North Saskatchewan River for more than three decades. Click here to continue reading

Capital Press

The disagreement between Treasure Valley irrigators and the state over whether water released to prevent flooding should be counted against reservoir storage rights will be decided by the Idaho Supreme Court. Click here to continue reading

Global News

A new report is shedding light on a parasite that’s spreading in swimming pools – turns out, there’s been a steady rise in illnesses after people swallow water that’s been contaminated with the diarrhea residue from another swimmer. Click here to continue reading

The Guardian

In 2009/10, an estimated 23.6% of households in England and Wales were spending more than 3% of their income on water and sewerage (11.5% were spending over 5% of their income). Click here to continue reading

Calgary Sun

While trying to access the Alpine Fault along New Zealand’s west coast, the research team discovered very hot water at a relatively shallow depth. The water, which was hot enough to boil, was found 630 metres below the surface. Water that hot is typically found at depths of at least 3,000 metres. Click here to continue reading

The Guardian

It was designed as an impregnable deep-freeze to protect the world’s most precious seeds from any global disaster and ensure humanity’s food supply forever. But the Global Seed Vault, buried in a mountain deep inside the Arctic circle, has been breached after global warming produced extraordinary temperatures over the winter, sending meltwater gushing into the entrance tunnel. Click here to continue reading

Western Producer

Blue-green algae growth is a spreading threat to major water bodies around the world. Last summer, 32 blue-green algae warnings were issued for recreational lakes in Alberta because of health risks to people and animals. Click here to continue reading

Global News

Derrick Dobransky and his friend Mike Windrim figured all changes had been made to the Harvie Passage area of the Bow River when they decided to raft down the river on Sunday afternoon. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Sun

The heaviest rain will extend from Hinton and Grande Prairie towards Edmonton, Cold Lake and Lloydminster where it is predicted to be in the 30 to 40 mm range with some areas up to 50 to 75 mm. Click here to continue reading

The Guardian

With 256 large dams built or planned, Brazil generates nearly 65% of its electricity from hydropower [pdf]. The country is home to three of the world’s largest dams, including the mighty 14,000MW Itaipu project on the Paraná river, on the border with Paraguay. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

Concerns range from dismay over visible swaths of bald landscape, to potential effects on jobs, tourism and the environment — including water quality and risk of flooding. Click here to continue reading