PUBLISHED: 23 November 2021

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.

DataStream: Collaboration is key for sharing water data

Sep 16, 2021

By Mary Kruk, Water Data Specialist, DataStream As of 2020, the water quality in 60 per cent of Canadian watersheds remains unknown. Although diverse groups across the country monitor their local waterways and collect a great deal of water data, this information is often not available or easily comparable for various reasons, including if the information is stored using different formats.…

Eight years ago: A recollection of the 2013 floods in southern Alberta

Jun 22, 2021

Eight years ago, one of the most devastating floods in Calgary’s history carved its way through southern Alberta, displacing thousands of people from their homes. One such Alberta resident, Victoria Pleavin of WaterSMART Solutions, now recalls her personal experience on the eighth anniversary of the 2013 southern Alberta floods. “In June 2013 I was living in Mission, Calgary, less than…

WaterPortal launches video on grassland and water health for film competition

Jun 2, 2021

The Alberta WaterPortal Society’s submission for Let’s Talk About Water’s 2021 International Film competition emphasizes the benefits that properly managed grasslands can have on water quality and ecosystem health. 1913

The Alberta WaterPortal Society publishes online games and videos for water learning at home

Oct 19, 2020

By Alixx Hettinga, Communications Coordinator for the WaterPortal Society The Alberta WaterPortal Society is releasing fun, new, online materials to make learning about water an adventure you can have from home. These new resources include interactive games and short animations that make learning fun for everyone. They explore how human actions impact the Nexus between communities, agriculture, and energy, and…

Creekfest – Reimagined! The WaterPortal Scavenger Hunt

Jul 14, 2020

Every July, Friends of Fish Creek hosts its annual Creekfest event, an entertaining and interactive learning experience that is both family friendly and free of charge. This year, COVID-19 has unfortunately restricted our ability to meet in person, but that will not impede the continuance of this amazing educational opportunity. To keep its yearly public outreach going strong, Friends of…