water management Tag

[caption id="attachment_1161" align="alignright" width="225" caption="Image: Arvind Balaraman / FreeDigitalPhotos.net"][/caption] 2012 will be a significant year for our environment. Political change is in the wind, a provincial election is coming, and Alberta is under pressure internally, nationally and internationally to demonstrate effective environmental stewardship and strong regulatory...

By Jason Unger Staff Counsel, Environmental Law Centre If we are serious about aquatic ecosystem health in the South Saskatchewan River Basin (SSRB) we have to really start talking about two things; irrigation and growth.  The South Saskatchewan River Basin in Alberta Water Supply Study (the Supply...

The Environmental Law Centre's Consistency and Accountability in Implementing Watershed Plans in Alberta: A jurisdictional review and recommendations for reform is a jurisdictional review focused on comparing law and policy approaches to implementation of collaboratively produced and approved watershed management plans. The review identifies central...

Wondering what's going on with land use planning as it continues down the road to implementation? Ever asked who Alberta's water allocation system is "FIT FIR"? Curious about how the federal Environmental Bill of Rights might affect you? Have questions about how waste from proposed nuclear power developments...

[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...