Category: Watershed Management and Support

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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Bow River Project Final Report – 2011

The Bow River is one of Alberta’s most historically, economically and environmentally significant waterways. Numerous factors are placing ever-increasing pressure on water supplies in the region. In 2010, the Bow River Project Research Consortium was established to explore options for re-managing the river system. Participants worked with an interactive, hydrologic simulation model to develop plausible…
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Participatory water management modelling in the Athabasca River Basin

Water is often used for a variety of conflicting purposes, but as a dynamic resource, its equitable allocation across boundaries frequently poses problems for involved stakeholders. Integrated water resource management (IWRM) aims to promote coordinated water management across all boundaries using participatory modelling. In 2016-2017, approximately 30 stakeholders representing industry, municipalities, environmental NGOs, and federal/provincial…
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Alberta’s Water Challenges Issues and Opportunities 2015

DOWNLOAD WHITE PAPER: Alberta’s Water Challenges Issues and Opportunities 2015 Description Proper water management is essential for the future environmental, social and economic prosperity of Alberta. To this end, objectives in Alberta’s current water policies and legislation enable improvements for water management and environmental stewardship. For example, the 1999 Water Act continues to provide the…
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