Metro Edmonton

A group of mayors from Canada and the U.S. says it has dropped its challenge to a decision allowing an American city to draw water from the Great Lakes. Click here to continue reading

Science Daily

In the first study of its kind, an international team of scientists has concluded, on a global scale, that the economic and long-term benefits of building dikes to reduce flood damage far outweigh their initial cost. Click here to continue reading

St Paul Journal

"We've got water issues." Click here to continue reading

The Globe and Mail

There will be no provincial charges for a tailings dam collapse in British Columbia but the province’s new environment minister says a mining company may still be held responsible through federal laws. Click here to continue reading

National Observer

A new report shows high water levels and floods are still pounding Central Canada and causing “severe hardships” to residents and business owners, almost three months after a joint Canada-United States body warned of “major coastal flooding.” Click here to continue reading

National Geographic

In the new study, researchers predict how climate change might increase eutrophication and threats to water resources by using projections from 21 different climate models, each of which was run for three climate scenarios and two different time periods (near future, 2031-2060, and far-future, 2071-2100). Click here to continue reading


Compare and Contrast: America's drinking water infrastructure is aging and in serious need of modernization. Pipes are overdue for replacement, and water and wastewater treatment systems need upgrades to deal with new classes of pollutants. Click here to continue reading

Global News

As recreational activity continues to increase on our beaches and waterways, the City of Vancouver is looking to improve the water quality of some of the city’s most contaminated locations, such as False Creek, Trout Lake, and Lost Lagoon. Click here to continue reading

Global News

Aug. 2 marks this year’s Earth Overshoot Day, meaning humans have used up more natural resources than the planet can renew in the entire year — it’s the earliest date since the day was first calculated in 1971. Click here to continue reading

Drayton Valley Review

A water injection plant operated by Obsidian Energy Ltd. reported a break and enter that cost them $10,000 in equipment at 7 a.m. on Thursday, July 20. A gas tester, laptop and security camera were stolen. Drayton Valley RCMP currently has no suspects but is still investigating. Click here to continue reading

JWN Energy

Last year industry used the same amount of non-saline water as in 2013 despite a 44 per cent increase in production, according to new report from the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) designed to drive improved performance from the industry. Click here to continue reading

High River Times

“Emergencies aren’t emergencies without people. If people aren’t affected by something, there isn’t a disaster, you don’t have an emergency,” Carly Benson, director of emergency management for the town, said. “When we try to separate out care from people with the overall response to an emergency, we wind up with a fractured response.” Click here to continue reading

Global News

A routine test by Alberta Health Services on Monday found a problem with the chlorine balance in the pool. There have also been complaints that children’s feet and hands have been cut by the rough concrete bottom. Click here to continue reading

Bonnyville Nouvelle

High water levels have left millions of dollars in damage to farms, residential lots, roads, and bridges within the MD of Bonnyville. On Wednesday, July 26, council agreed that they had to do something. Click here to continue reading

Pincher Creek Echo

The Town of Pincher Creek has issued a voluntary water restriction, effective July 31. The Town is encouraging community members to reduce watering and irrigation and to be “water wise.” Click here to continue reading

Personal coverage for extreme weather

Prior to turning to any level of government for assistance after an extreme weather event, Albertans should review their own insurance policies for houses, automobiles, or crops. 

Not all extreme weather events are likely to be covered by all types of insurance, and the extent of coverage can vary according to the plans and particular insurance providers homeowners select. In some cases such as automobiles, Canadian law requires insurance, whereas in other cases such as homes, it does not. The Insurance Bureau of Canada is a good resource for readers wishing to learn more about insurance in Canada.

Your house

Homeowners can typically access a range of insurance options to protect their residences and possessions. The nature of extreme weather events covered will vary according to the insurer and level of coverage selected, ranging from basic to


The Planner

Increasing evidence of the value of green infrastructure is welcome, but raises two questions. First, how to keep track of the data? Second, if green infrastructure is so valuable to society, why do we struggle to fund it? Click here to continue reading

The Guardian

Illustrating the extreme sensitivity of the Indian agricultural industry to spikes in temperature, the study from the University of California, Berkeley, found an increase of just 1C on an average day during the growing season was associated with 67 more suicides. Click here to continue reading

Global News

The water board for the city of Niagara Falls, New York, says Saturday’s discharge was part of routine maintenance of one of its basins. Click here to continue reading

Nanton News

The waste water treatment plant is officially under control of the Nanton workers. Kevin Miller, administrator for the town of Nanton stated that as of now, the Town of Nanton is in full control of the treatment facility. “We have the keys to the building,” Miller said with a smile. “At this time the waste water treatment plant is our baby—it’s done.” Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Satellites in space and a robot under Lake Erie's surface are part of a network of scientific tools trying to keep algae toxins out of drinking water supplies in the shallowest of the Great Lakes. Click here to continue reading

Okotoks Western Wheel

A fire ban and water ban is in effect for the Town of Okotoks due to sustained dry conditions through July. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

An unusual spill of industrial pollution has prompted a two-week cleanup on the Bow River in Calgary. Last September, members of a group that offers educational boat tours of the Bow River noticed thousands of small white plastic pellets floating on the waterway. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Herald

The rest of us will have to wait until next spring. But designers wanted to see how one of the channels on the under-construction Harvie Passage was going to work for paddlers, so they let a few kayakers test out the rapids on Wednesday afternoon. Click here to watch the video

Rocky View Outlook

There is an unimaginable sense of disbelief that can overcome you as you watch a person swimming begin to struggle in the water. Click here to continue reading