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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.


Environment Week is Coming

Posted May 24, 2011 by LSC

Celebrate Canadian Environment Week

Preserving our Forests, Protecting our Future
June 5–11, 2011

Protecting Canada’s natural environment reaps a world of benefits for Canadians, from strengthening the economy to enhancing health and quality of life. Canadian Environment Week is the perfect time to celebrate our achievements and initiatives in tackling climate change and reducing air pollution.

The United Nations declared 2011 to be the International Year of Forests. Celebrating the International Year of Forests is a unique opportunity to raise awareness on sustainable management, conservation and sustainable development of all types of forests.

This year’s theme for Canadian Environment Week is: Preserving our Forests, Protecting our Future.

Canadian Environment Week will celebrate its 40th anniversary this year!


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