PUBLISHED: 23 November 2021      Last Edited: 26 February 2024

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.

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ED’s Corner: ESG – some thoughts on water management and corporate sustainability

Jun 5, 2023

We at the WaterPortal are passionate about water. We all know water affects everything. The irony is that it often disappears underground and, for many people is only noticed when there is too much, or too little. Or when its quality is compromised and is, directly or indirectly, affecting our health. At the WaterPortal, we strive to draw water into…

World Water Day: Ways to celebrate, educate, and accelerate change

Mar 24, 2023

Every year on March 22, people around the world celebrate water by educating themselves on water-related issues both local and global. In honour of World Water Day, the Alberta WaterPortal Society is raising awareness for the importance of education to inspire action and accelerate change. In 2022, the WaterPortal contributed to local water education by creating fun and easy-to-understand learning…

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