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Alberta Water News is a free, subscription-based service that provides the latest information on water news across Alberta and upcoming events.

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Calgary hopes to freeze invasive fish species out of city ponds

PUBLISHED: 03 February 2023

Global News

A seemingly honourable goodbye to a pet is threatening Calgary waterways, as stormwater ponds and tributaries in the city are seeing more and more invasive species after people release their pet fish into them. Click here to continue reading

Ontario First Nation hires outside firm to investigate 28-year boil water advisory

PUBLISHED: 03 February 2023

CBC News

A northern Ontario First Nation that has lived under a boil-water advisory for nearly three decades has hired an outside consultant to find out once and for all what ails the community’s water system. Click here to continue reading

Video: The disastrous redesign of Pakistan’s rivers

PUBLISHED: 02 February 2023

Vox

British colonizers created a massive canal system in Pakistan — and helped cause the country’s deadly water crisis. Click here to watch

Compare and Contrast: States file duelling Colorado River plans as water resources rapidly dwindle

PUBLISHED: 02 February 2023

The Guardian

California filed a competing conservation plan for the Colorado River on Tuesday, just one day after opting out of a proposal put forward by six other western states, signaling a breakdown in negotiations over how to drastically cut water use from the imperiled waterway. Click here to continue reading

M&S joins calls for EU to restrict harmful tuna fishing methods in Indian Ocean

PUBLISHED: 02 February 2023

The Guardian

The EU is under pressure to significantly restrict its huge fleet of fishing vessels from using “fish aggregating devices” that make it easier to catch huge numbers of fish and contribute further to overfishing. Click here to continue reading

Engineers examine drinking water management strategies

PUBLISHED: 02 February 2023

Science Daily

While residents in California are still dealing with damage from last month’s floods — after years of devastating droughts — UBC Okanagan engineers are looking at better ways to manage the delivery of safe drinking water to homes. Click here to continue reading

Monitoring airport wastewater growing more complicated, says U of G researcher

PUBLISHED: 02 February 2023

Water Canada

As a pilot project involving University of Guelph researchers monitoring wastewater at Toronto Pearson Airport for coronavirus variants enters its second year, one of its lead researchers says the work has grown more complicated. Click here to continue reading

B.C. transfers land back to Lake Babine Nation, benefits the region

PUBLISHED: 02 February 2023

Water Canada

The Lake Babine Foundation Agreement committed the Province to transfer 20,000 hectares of Crown land to the Nation in fee simple. This transfer of lands will enable the Nation to expand its forestry business and drive economic opportunity in the regional economy. Click here to continue reading

City drains 2 northwest Calgary ponds due to dumped goldfish

PUBLISHED: 02 February 2023

CBC News

The city has drained a northwest pond as invasive fish have been dumped into it — something a spokesperson says is a widespread issue affecting the majority of Calgary’s ponds. A metal fence now surrounds a ravine in Edgemont that used to contain a wetland storm pond. Click here to continue reading

Compare and Contrast: Argentina gets rains

PUBLISHED: 02 February 2023

The Western Producer

Recent rains have brought badly needed relief to much of Argentina’s parched agricultural land, the Buenos Aires Grains exchange said Jan. 26, with coming rains expected to further help farmers in the planting stage amid a historic drought. Precipitation in the past week over Argentina’s central agricultural area has prevented any new cuts to the South American country’s soy and corn harvests, the exchange said in a report. Click here to continue reading

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