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Urban Lakes and Wetlands Workshop

Posted July 27, 2011 by LSC

September 30 to October 1, 2011
Chestermere, Alberta

Lakes and wetlands in Alberta’s urban centres have unique management challenges and that is the focus of this workshop.

The quantity and quality of the water, and the beds and shores and riparian areas of these water bodies are all affected by land uses introduced through continued population and economic growth.

The workshop will bring together diverse stakeholders to discuss and learn about unique urban lake management issues, solutions, best management practices and pilot projects underway in Alberta.

For more information and to register visit the Alberta Lake Management Society website.


Flooding and Wetlands: What's the Connection?

Posted July 15, 2011 by LSC

With climate patterns that we haven’t seen since settlement began and increased flooding rivers in Saskatchewan and Alberta, Dr. John Pomeroy explains that our traditional reliance on water control structures like dams may not be enough.

Now is the time to rethink the role of wetlands as the original, natural form of storing water in watersheds and landscapes and reducing the effects of downstream flooding.

Having drained many wetlands over the past century, we have reduced natural storage and other benefits those wetlands provide, and at the same time, added strain to our water control structures and other flood management systems.

Visit GlobalSask for a brief news clip featuring Dr. Pomeroy.


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