Water

[caption id="attachment_109" align="alignright" width="300" caption="Blue Water by Carlos Porto"][/caption] In Alberta we generally know that when we turn on the tap we will have clean running water. But, do we know how it gets there? Who decides who can access water, how, and how much they can...

[caption id="attachment_86" align="alignright" width="199" caption="Running Tap by Simon Howden"][/caption] The Alberta Government is considering amendments to water allocation and water licence transfer systems in the province. This review is being driven by issues of overallocation of water in some areas of the province and the economic and...

By Laura Bowman The Navigable Waters Protection Act (NWPA) has existed since 1882 and is one of the oldest pieces of legislation in Canada.  Public common law rights to navigate water bodies have existed for over a thousand years, and have been adopted into Canadian common...