Category: Watershed Management and Support

Adaptation Roadmap for the SSRB: Assessment of Strategic Water Management Projects to Support Economic Development in the South Saskatchewan River Basin (SSROM Phase 3) Final Report

Alberta is experiencing drought conditions; as of December 2023, there were 51 Water Shortage Advisories active across central and southern Alberta. The current drought status is a critical reminder of the importance of both short and long-term planning for water management and adaptation strategies. Alberta is also experiencing strong municipal and economic growth, which depends…
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Updates to the South Saskatchewan River Operational Model (SSROM) and the Underlying OASIS Platform

The South Saskatchewan River Operations Model (SSROM) is a comprehensive, daily, mass balance river model developed for the Bow River, Red Deer River, Oldman River, and South Saskatchewan River Basins. The various sub-basin models were constructed through several collaborative Working Groups between 2011 to 2015, which were then integrated, in 2015, to create the SSROM.…
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Alberta’s Water Challenges 2022: Issues and Opportunities

DOWNLOAD: Alberta’s Water Challenges 2022_Issues and Opportunities Description The purpose of this paper is to provide a policy guide and brief backgrounder on Alberta’s water challenges for those who are engaged in water management across the province.¬†Water is the critical input for agriculture, energy, agri-food processing, municipal growth, recreation, and tourism. The choices we make…
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Natural and managed capacity of regional water supply in the Calgary Metropolitan Region – 2019

The Calgary Metropolitan Region Board (CMRB) has a mandate to complete a Growth Plan and Servicing Plan for the Calgary Metropolitan Region (CMR) by December 2020. As part of the Servicing Plan development, the CMRB is undertaking inter-related studies of five Complexities that were identified as part of the CMRB Water Roadmap. The complexities focus…
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Advice to Government on Water Management in the Bow River Basin – 2017

The Bow River system is fundamental to the daily life of people in the watershed and downstream, providing water for drinking, irrigation, livestock, waste assimilation, electricity generation, wildlife, and recreation. Historical records and estimates for the Bow River show dramatic variation in volume from year to year as well as within years. The need to…
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