The Bog

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.

The Oldman Watershed Council, or OWC, is a community-based, not-for-profit that works with stakeholders to find practical solutions to environmental challenges. Recently, the Council launched a film project dubbed “Oldman Goes to Hollywood” meant to communicate where water in the Oldman Basin comes from, where it goes and what happens in between. Although the film is meant to be educational, the project also endeavors to inspire and contribute to a stronger sense of community.  

Anna Garleff, Communications Coordinator at the Oldman Watershed Council, was interviewed on CKXU radio about the film project. If you would like to learn more about the Oldman watershed, or the Council’s recent project click to listen below.  

Today's post is courtesy of Adam Driedzic, Staff Counsel at the Environmental Law Centre, and first appeared on the ELC blog. If you would like to read more about environmental legislation, public policy or regulation, visit the Environmental Law Centre website or blog.

On October 3rd the WaterPortal participated in a tour of the Nose Creek Watershed hosted by Calgary River Valleys.  We reported live from the event using Twitter. For our readers who don’t use Twitter, we have put together a Storify document with all the tweets from the tour. If you have any comments or feedback send us an email.   

Welcome to the last instalment in our 'Summer Stories Worth Revisiting' series. This summer there were a number of water stories that took an interesting turn and this past week we've been reposting five stories that are worth a second look. Our last post looks at water restrictions that impacted Okotoks, Turner Valley and Black Diamond in 2014.   

Issues with Cochrane Lake have been ongoing over the past three years but there were a number of significant developments this summer.