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Alberta Water News is a free, subscription based service that provides the latest information on water news across Alberta and upcoming events.

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Global News

In an unusual attempt to bring attention to the impact of climate change and rising sea levels around the world, activists with Extinction Rebellion in London, U.K., floated a replica of a red-brick suburban house down the River Thames. Click here to continue reading

Fort McMurray Today

The Alberta government is upholding more than $6.5 million for a berm in Fort McMurray’s lower townsite that was approved by the former NDP government last March. Click here to continue reading

Global News

The 2019 budget includes over $43 million for 15 “flood resilience projects” across the province and on Friday, a press secretary for Environment and Parks Minister Jason Nixon sent out emails on specific projects pertaining to Calgary and Edmonton. Click here to continue reading

Guardian

Poor management of the rural landscape along with global heating and building on floodplains are the main factors that led to the floods that have engulfed towns in northern England, according to experts. Click here to continue reading

Global News

People with the non-profit community group headed into the Elbow River on Friday for their annual count of brown trout spawning spots. How the trout are doing is an important indication of the health of Calgary’s waterways. Click here to continue reading

Global News

After high quantities of lead were found in the drinking water of some major cities across Canada, the City of Lethbridge’s water and wastewater manager is attributing a number of factors to lower lead concentration in Lethbridge-area tap water. Click here to continue reading

Global News

Never-before-published results of a 2017 daycare study by the province reveal more than 10 per cent of 150 daycares exceeded the previous Health Canada guideline of 10 parts per billion (ppb).  In March, Health Canada dropped the guideline to five ppb, stating that it better reflects the risks that lead, a neurotoxin, presents. Click here to continue reading

Guardian

Britain’s railways can no longer cope with the effects of the climate crisis, a senior rail executive has warned. Extreme weather events including heatwaves, storms and flooding have damaged infrastructure and halted thousands of services across the UK this year. Click here to continue reading

Global News

Calgarians are great at recycling, they’re just not great at recycling the right things. They may seem harmless, but Howland said any of those items can pose serious dangers and have the potential to cause catastrophic damage. Click here to continue reading

Global News

The two were walking along Marjaniemi Beach on Hailuoto Island on Sunday when they found the “ice eggs.” One of them, he said, was as large as a football. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

"If we can just build with extreme weather in mind, we are going to have a safer community and we are going to attracted investment and people are going to want to live there. There are a lot of advantages to becoming better prepared for extreme weather." And don't build on flood plains, he adds. Click here to continue reading

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