PUBLISHED: 23 November 2021      Last Edited: 23 March 2023

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.

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…

Teaching the value of water, food and energy, Inside Education’s Cultivate 2020: Youth Agriculture Leadership Summit Features the Nexus

Jul 9, 2020

By Kathryn Wagner of Inside Education and Brie Nelson of the Alberta WaterPortal Society The Alberta WaterPortal Society and Inside Education have a shared goal of helping Alberta teachers and students understand the interconnectedness of our water, food and energy systems: The nexus! Connections arise because these systems are reliant not only on each other, but also on the same…

WaterPortal and Waterlution: Exciting New Partnership!

Jul 3, 2019

This spring, the Alberta WaterPortal Society partnered with Canadian non-profit, Waterlution to support the development and facilitation of the Water Innovation Lab (WIL) happening in Alberta this fall (October 5-11).  The WaterPortal is very excited about becoming Waterlution’s strategic partner on this project because WIL is an incredible program that puts the Portal’s mission, of improved water management through increased…