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.

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…

Promoting source water protection against wildfires in Alberta

Jun 25, 2019

By François-Nicolas Robinne of Global Water Futures North America is perpetually burning, or so it seems! California is experiencing year-long fire seasons, the last two years have been the worst fire seasons on record in British Columbia, and the town of High Level in northern Alberta was evacuated late-May to the out-of-control Chuckegg Creek wildfire. With the hot and dry…

Why we plan around watersheds

May 7, 2019

by Jeff Wiehler from the Land Use Planning Hub A land use plan is a blueprint for the future. It sets out goals for a specific region and then identify what activities, uses or development best fit in the goals. There are two key parts of land use planning: What area or region will be covered by the plan The goals and…

Municipal treatment of drinking water is the key to community health, but it can have hidden toxins as well

Aug 29, 2018

by Emily Walsh in collaboration with the Alberta WaterPortal Clean drinking water is something many of us take for granted, while others go to great lengths to protect and restore our natural water resources. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 780 million people around the world lack access to a treated water source.1 This does not…