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News from October 2018

Ecosystem Services Science Symposium 2018

October 30, 2018

Different regions in Alberta are undergoing rapid change related to urban development, energy, agriculture, forestry and transportation. Science is needed to assess current and future changes in human footprint and their consequences on biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Hosted by Ecosystem Services and Biodiversity Network, this symposium explores the interface between science and policy that will enable the creation of markets for ecosystem services and biodiversity. Plan to attend.

Event Details

Date: November 21, 2018
Time: 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
Location: Lister Centre (Maple Leaf Room) 11613 – 87 Avenue NW, Edmonton


Register for the event.


View the draft agenda.

More Information

Contact Carrie Selin (ABMI) 780–913-7292 or

Don't Miss the RDRWA Fall Forum on November 1

October 23, 2018

Plan to join the Red Deer River Watershed Alliance at their Fall Forum in Sylvan Lake on November 1, 2018 from 4:00 pm-7:00 pm.

Speakers include Rob de Pruis, Director, Consumer and Industry Relations from the Insurance Bureau of Canada, Matt Dow, Policy Analyst at Rural Municipalities of Alberta (RMA), Claude Eckert, Hydrogeologist & Natalia Grebneva, Water Technologist from the Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) and more.

For more information and to register for this “Watershed Health” forum, visit the event registration page.

The Red Deer River Watershed Alliance is a multi-sector, non-profit organization that promotes the good use and proper management of water within the Red Deer River watershed.

Free Webinar: What Makes Ecosystem Services and Green Infrastructure Markets Work

October 22, 2018

Join the Ecosystem Services Biodiversity Network on November 14, 2018 at 11:00 AM MST for a free webinar on what makes ecosystem services and green infrastructure markets work.

During the webinar you’ll learn about a four-step approach to the ex ante assessment of green infrastructure for the provision of services, or contracting for infrastructure, of interest to municipalities or regions.

Using a case study on the provision of hydrological services in the Panama Canal watershed as an example, the presenter will highlight each step and identify the key pieces of information required for a full assessment of green infrastructure feasibility.

Register online for this free, informative webinar today.

Plan to Attend: Riparian Health in the North Saskatchewan River Watershed Forum

October 18, 2018

On October 25, 2018, the North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance (NSWA) is hosting a free, one-day forum to discuss the progress that has been made to protect and improve riparian areas in the North Saskatchewan River (NSR) watershed.

Speakers will discuss topics ranging from policies to riparian restoration projects in the NSR watershed, including the Sturgeon River subwatershed and the Vermilion River subwatershed. An innovative new approach to assessing riparian health will be highlighted.

Check out the agenda and register today on the Eventbrite page.