In the wake of James Cameron’s visit, and with the knowledge that the next Avatar installment is to take place underwater, it seems like an appropriate time to talk about surface water quality in Alberta. To be blunt, the guidelines and monitoring of surface water quality need to be updated.
What justifies this update, you might ask? The need for review is twofold: first, the specific substances in the surface water quality guidelines need to be more inclusive and second, the extent of the province’s monitoring system needs to be assessed and augmented to ensure we are collecting sufficient amounts of information.
Read “Scratching the surface of water quality guidelines: From agriculture to oilsands” on the ELC blog.
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