The Bog is where thoughts, opinions, discussion pieces, and action converge. Influential thinkers from the water community are invited to share their insights on current or controversial water topics. Please note that the views expressed herein are those of the authors, and do not necessarily reflect the position of the Alberta WaterPortal.
Welcome to the September edition of the Roundup. If you have content you would like included in our next edition of the Roundup please contact us. Happy reading!
|"Red Deer River" by Ricky Leong is licenced under CC BY 2.0.|
Opinions and Columns
Note: these pieces do not necessarily reflect the opinions of the Alberta WaterPortal
Roy MacGregor: In Globe debate, leaders ignore Canada’s No. 1 resource: water
The Globe and Mail reporter highlights the lack of conversation about water in recent political debates. ...Click here to continue reading.
Patricia Matthews: City of Chestermere 2015 Flood Response Summary
The Chestermere Mayor shares a timeline of events and lessons learned in the City's flood response for the July 2015 storm. ...Click here to continue reading.
Britain's water crisis - are we killing our rivers?
South Carolina experiences deadly floods
Extreme weather events are in the cards
900 years of tree-ring records tell a story: Declining river flows
China's sponge cities: soaking up water to reduce flood risks
California drought drives cities to filter drinkable water from sewage
Climate brokers gather best data for policy making
City's on the move with latest piece of public art
The Oldman Watershed is seeking votes to win $100,000 in funding for an outreach and education film project. Click here to vote!
A reminder the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance are seeking public input on their draft Integrated Watershed Management Plan,
Phase One, Water Quality. Click here for more background and a survey link.
Reports and Research
The Report of the Auditor General - October 2015 is now available.
What is the law of Water Allocation in Alberta? Can it meet the Challenges of Water Management? By David Percy
The last five years have seen unprecedented interest in the state of Alberta water law, culminating in a public, province-wide Water Conversation conducted by Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development in 2013.
Some of the conversations and many recent commentaries focused on two themes in particular. Both are vital, because they challenge fundamental principles of the Alberta Water Act.
|"Wabamun Lake" by Sean_Marshall is licenced under CC BY 2.0. No changes were made to this photo.|
First Nations in northern B.C. worry Site C dam will obliterate their heritage.
Other Stories: Canada
Wabamun Lake oil spill: A decade later, disaster still fresh in residents' minds
Heart Waters: new book highlights the vitality and history of the Bow’s sources
Aboriginal art project to reflect Edmonton river valley park steeped in sacred knowledge
Taste Alberta: old ways and new technologies make for sustainable farming
Syncrude blue heron deaths: A look at 'the royalty of our wetlands'
Other Stories: International
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Pesticides blamed for bee declines widespread in US waterways
Other Stories: Technology
The key to water security could be lurking in a New Mexico sewage farm
Revolutionary tidal fence is set to trap the sea’s power
As part of a concerted effort to continue to proactively raise awareness of the Working Well Program and provide water well management information to private well owners, Working Well has developed another series of five informative articles. Click below to download the articles:
2015 Summer Wrap Up: Top 10 News Stories
It’s that time of year again! It’s time for our second annual summer news recap. This summer, our readers were interested in an assortment of stories ranging from extreme weather to invasive goldfish.
Welcome to the July edition of the Roundup. If you have any content you would like included in our next edition of the Roundup please contact us. Happy reading!