‘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.

The Alberta government announced Monday that WaterSMART Solutions has been awarded a $350,000 contract to complete drought modelling for this year. The province warns drought conditions have a “high risk” of worsening in 2024, following on from several years of drought in southern Alberta.

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