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Province plans ahead to mitigate severe drought this year — using a familiar modelling tool

CBC News The Alberta government is planning ahead for the possibility of a severe drought this year — using a tool and company employed in the aftermath of the 2013 floods. The province has awarded WaterSMART Solutions, a water management consulting company, with a $350,000 contract to conduct drought modelling and determine how to optimize…
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‘Let’s get ahead of it’: Province hires Calgary-based company to prepare drought modelling

Calgary Herald WaterSMART Solutions will work closely with provincial officials to understand what the effects on various river flow scenarios would be. The Calgary-based company the Alberta government has hired to complete drought modelling has just 12 weeks to get the job done — but it already has a big head start, says its CEO.…
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Water for Alberta’s Hydrogen Economy

CALGARY (November 2, 2023) – Alberta has committed to reaching net zero emissions by 2050 and now must take actionable steps towards achieving this goal ​(Government of Alberta, 2023)​. The province is positioned to rapidly advance a hydrogen fuel economy, which has the potential to reduce emissions across many sectors. In addition to its existing…
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Stormwater is flowing through the first stages of the newly constructed CSMI stormwater system

CALGARY (October 19, 2023) Construction has been completed for two initial stages of the Stormwater Management Cooperative (CSMI) system, enabling development to progress with access to an adequate stormwater outfall. Formally established in 2020, the Stormwater Management Cooperative is an innovative and collaborative approach for managing stormwater through regional cooperation. The Cooperative is a partnership…
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WaterSMART and ACWA Publish First Edition of Guidance Framework for Pilot Testing of Industrial Water Reuse Technology

CALGARY (May 29, 2023) – The first edition of the Guidance Framework for Pilot Testing of Industrial Water Reuse Technology (the Guidance Framework) was published in April 2023 by WaterSMART Solutions Ltd. and ACWA (Advancing Canadian Water Assets). The Guidance Framework was developed over a period of several months through a project co-funded by Alberta…
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