WaterSMART celebrates 10 years helping the Bow River Working Group with collaborative watershed management

From a starting point as the Bow River Technical Working Group, to the diverse collaborative group formed following the 2013 flood, WaterSMART has been supporting the Bow River Working Group for 10 years. Through facilitating meetings and supporting modelling exercises, WaterSMART is instrumental in the efforts to balance the management of the Bow River watershed…
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WaterSMART hosts first ever Alliance for Water Stewardship Training in Canada

As the Canadian distribution partner for the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS), WaterSMART is deeply invested in helping organizations implement rigorous protocols and practices that capture, monitor and report on their stewardship activities. This is why we were thrilled to be chosen to host the first AWS Training sessions in Canada. Training sessions took place…
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CEO Kim Sturgess awarded Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from University of Calgary

We would like to congratulate our CEO Kim Sturgess on receiving an Honorary Doctor of Laws degree from the University of Calgary for her outstanding achievements in the water management field. In the words of University of Calgary Professor Aritha Van Herk, “with infectious passion, [Kim] has made water her inspiration and spirit … this…
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Alberta Minister of Environment and Parks commits to the Bow River Working Group strategies

The province has committed to implementing the short-term strategies identified in the Bow River Water Management Report produced by the Bow River Working group to address flood and drought concerns in the Bow River basin. This collaborative project aimed to produce a long-term water management plan for the province which addressed flood and drought mitigation…
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Ryan MacDonald

Dr. Ryan MacDonald recognized as University of Lethbridge 2016 Alumni Honour Society inductee

WaterSMART Special Advisor and three-time alumnus Dr. Ryan MacDonald has been conducting research and working in the hydrological sciences for more than 10 years. His work on catchment-scale hydrological processes and aquatic ecosystems has played a lead role in the development and application of process-based hydrological models for mountain watersheds. From the entire team at…
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