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For the Love of Headwaters: What Can We Do?

Our drinking water comes from the Oldman River, but where does this river start? The tributaries that feed a river are collectively called headwaters, the source or ‘birthplace’ of our river.

Irrigation is the Economic Lifeblood of Southern Alberta and its Agriculture: How much Water will you use today? Can Technology support increased Efficiency?

As the largest irrigation district by irrigated acres in Canada, St Mary River Irrigation District (SMRID) has licenses to divert water from the St.

Can Private Land Conservation Maintain Biodiversity?and Healthy Watersheds in Alberta's Foothills?

Maintaining healthy landscapes has benefits that extend well beyond the boundaries of a given property. These ecological services include things like water filtration and storage, healthy wildlife populations, and aesthetic values which support tourism and the preservation of our heritage.

Change a River, Change a Community? Factoring in the 'People Equation', What Can be Done to Minimize Serious Flood Damage?

During the disastrous June 2013 Southern Alberta floods, thousands of people were displaced and entire communities were affected by flooding that brought dramatic change to how people live, work and interact with each other.

From Source to Tap: What are the Solutions to Big Challenges in Our Headwaters?

Though only 30km wide and 24% of the area of the Oldman watershed, the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains provides 90% of the water - they are our headwaters - the source of water that feeds our streams, lakes and groundwater.

How do we save the earth?

This is a regular session but with a Christmas twist. Please come early and listen to Christmas music & song

World Water Day: Why are the Themes of Water and Food Security Relevant to Alberta?

This year’s theme for World Water Day (March 22) is water and food security. In Alberta we do not often feel food insecure, so how does the theme of World Water Day have an impact in our world?

Should a Moratorium and a Full Scale Environmental Assessment Precede Any Further Development Using Hydraulic Fracturing?

Special Session Nov 24th 7-9pm at PE 264 at the University of Lethbridge Much of the general public know little or nothing about Hydraulic Fracturing (fracking), an increasingly popular, but controversial technique of drilling for oil and natural gas.

Will Economic Strategy be Paramount in Shaping Alberta's Future?

A new report challenges Albertans to consider recommendations that focus on the province’s long-term prosperity by realizing the full potential of Alberta’s energy resources and broadening its economic base.

With Alberta's Economy Fuelled by Hydrocarbons, is Water Playing Second Fiddle?

Alberta’s government has made some major organizational changes related to research and development. Five new organizations have been formed which encompass the activities of many predecessors in the research and innovation community.

Unconventional oil and gas - an opportunity for Canada?

A SACPA presentation in February introduced the issue of “hydraulic fracking” in the Lethbridge area. In particular, two oil companies have leased land on the Blood reserve and are exploring the use of hydraulic fracking to recover oil and gas from formations which underly Southern Alberta.

Water Under Threat: CETA, Fracking and Water Markets

Water Under Threat: CETA, Fracking and Water Markets Featuring Maude Barlow, Council of Canadians National Chairperson Wednesday, June 1 7:00 - 9:00 pm Yates Memorial Centre (1002 4 Ave S, Lethbridge)

Choking our Lakes and Waterways

NEW: The link to the video Jim Byrne screened is here: http://scientiaproductions.com/clw/introduction Run-off and waste streams from farms, factories and cities is choking our lakes and waterways.

Alberta's Looming Water Market: Is Public Consultation Necessary?

Alberta appears to be moving towards a serious water crisis. Climate change is causing rapid melting of the glaciers and decreasing snowpack on the eastern slopes of the Rocky Mountains, the source of most Alberta’s water.

Hydraulic Fracking: What is it and is it blessing or disaster?

In recent months two commercial drilling firms have received permission to begin drilling for gas and oil on leases within the Blood Reserve in Southern Alberta.

Does Fluoridation of Public Water Cause More Harm than Good?

After 60 years of debate and research, controversy still rages in the relatively few countries where fluoridation is widespread. Many studies suggest that the benefits of fluoride result from mainly topical action on dental enamel, not from swallowing it, begging the question: “Why are we still adding fluoride to our public drinking water”.

Balancing the Demands on Our Scarce Water Resources

Alberta continues to experience rapid economic growth, particularly in the southern part of the province. The demands of that growth on the available water supply are becoming exceedingly difficult to manage.

Rediscovering the Forest Reserve as the Oldman Basin''s Water Tower

With population growth and climate impacts poised to create a water crisis in water-scarce southern Alberta, people are working diligently on the downstream allocation and conservation of water.

Rediscovering the Forest Reserve as the Oldman Basin''s Water Tower

With population growth and climate impacts poised to create a water crisis in water-scarce southern Alberta, people are working diligently on the downstream allocation and conservation of water.

Biogas Technology: Opportunities and Challenges in Southern Alberta

Biogas, like solar and wind, has the potential to provide a significant sustainable energy source for southern Albertans. Livestock manure and organic resources from agriculture and food processing, plentiful in the Lethbridge region, can be used to produce biogas which is then used to generate electricity.

Water Under Fire

Canada'’s water is under escalating pressure from a host of threats. Increasingly, our water is being tainted, misused and over-allocated. The days when we could afford to take water for granted are gone.

Water Under Fire

Canada'’s water is under escalating pressure from a host of threats. Increasingly, our water is being tainted, misused and over-allocated. The days when we could afford to take water for granted are gone.