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.

Corporate Water Stewardship: a crucial part of global water security

Jun 21, 2018

By Brie Nelson and Edwin Piñero  Commercial and Industrial Water Use and Water Related Risks  Companies that make up the industrial sector and commercial sectors play a significant role in water use. In Alberta, approximately 38% of water allocations are for commercial and industrial activities.1 This number excludes companies that receive their water from municipalities and from irrigation districts. Across…

Words of Wisdom from Alberta’s Aqua Champion, Kim Sturgess

Jun 6, 2018

We are still buzzing with inspiration after Kim Sturgess’s convocation speech yesterday after receiving an Honorary Degree of Law from the University of Calgary. Kim provided the engineering graduates with a few words of wisdom as they start on their career paths, but professionals of all experience levels can benefit from her lessons. 1. Live where your heart is happy…

The good, the bad, and the government: political response to the water crisis in Cape Town

Jun 4, 2018

This is a summary of the presentation delivered by Kim Sturgess at The Schulich School of Engineering at the University of Calgary on June 4th, 2018. In early 2018 the world’s interest and anxiety was captured by the announcement of Day Zero and the online clock counting down toward the projected time when the household taps of Cape Town would…

The Connected Home and Water: How IoT Technology Helps Conserve and Protect

Mar 20, 2018

by Nadine Evans It is no secret that Canadians aren’t exactly great at water conservation. We are among the world’s largest water wasters, consuming twice as much water as Europeans, which may be in part due to the abundant supply of fresh water in Canada. In fact, nearly 10% of the world’s renewable water is located here, despite us housing…

“What’s in your water?” event press release

Jan 22, 2018

Busting the myths and concerns about what’s in our water: Alberta organizations team-up to improve public information on water quality in the Bow River Basin CALGARY, ALBERTA, Jan. 19, 2018 –  How concerned should I really be about the fluoride in my drinking water? Why is water quality such an issue in many Indigenous communities? Do I need to worry…