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.

Come explore what’s in your water!

Dec 13, 2017

Join the Alberta WaterPortal at one of three interactive exhibits with games and activities about water quality in the Bow River. Test your knowledge of water misconceptions, learn about water treatment in your communities, and try out water testing to learn about what’s impacting your water.  Family friendly and complimentary food and drinks will be available.  Three exhibit dates and…

Insights from “The Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Which way? Right way?” Workshop

Aug 15, 2017

By Therese Baluyot   On July 31, the Alberta WaterPortal held a workshop entitled “The Water-Energy-Food Nexus: Which way? Right way?”. The workshop brought together stakeholders from academia, water management, food, energy and other sectors to stimulate the engagement and discussion on how to educate and inform Albertans about the Water-Energy-Food Nexus (the “Nexus”). The Nexus is the intricate link…

Conversations around the Water Table with Project Blue Thumb (Part Six)

Jul 5, 2017

Reflections on Water for Life  By Amy Spark  This post is the final installment of a six-part interview series conducted and written by Project Blue Thumb. Project Blue Thumb is a multi-stakeholder social lab co-convened by the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance and Alberta Ecotrust Foundation that takes a whole system approach to protecting water quality in the Red Deer…

Flood. Rinse. Repeat: The costly cycle that must end

Jun 15, 2017

By Glenn McGillivray This piece was originally published in The Globe and Mail on 7 May 2017. Once again, homes located alongside a Canadian river have flooded, affected homeowners are shocked, the local government is wringing its hands, the respective provincial government is ramping up to provide taxpayer-funded disaster assistance and the feds are deploying the Armed Forces. In Canada, it…

Conversations around the Water Table with Project Blue Thumb (Part Five)

Jun 15, 2017

Municipalities  by Amy Spark This post is part five of a six-part interview series conducted and written by Project Blue Thumb. Project Blue Thumb is a multi-stakeholder social lab co-convened by the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance and Alberta Ecotrust Foundation that takes a whole system approach to protecting water quality in the Red Deer River watershed. Building on the…