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Alternative Water FuturesFriday, December 9
7:00 – 9:00 pm

Room S154, Medicine Hat College
299 College Drive South East

In 2008, the Alberta government announced it would review and update the water allocation system in the province, a system that is proving increasingly incapable of dealing with the challenges of today’s emerging water crisis. Policy recommendations released by the government in late 2009 suggest it is moving toward a province-wide deregulated market for water in the province, turning critical decisions about who will be able to access water over to the market.

With long-delayed public consultations promised in the new year by Premier Redford, it’s more important than ever for Albertans to explore and discuss alternatives to water markets that will build a water allocation system on the principles of equity, fairness, sustainability and respect for treaty obligations.

Join the Our Water Is Not For Sale network and Jeremy Schmidt, author of the soon-to-be released report Alternative Water Futures in Alberta, for an exploration of the challenges for water in Alberta, why markets aren’t the answer to Alberta’s water challenges and what alternative allocation systems that protect our water commons for ecosystems, our communities and future generations could look like.

Presented by the Our Water Is Not For Sale network, with support from the Canadian Union of Public Employees, Council of Canadians, Parkland Institute, Public Interest Alberta and Sierra Club Prairie THE JUMP – Read the rest of this entry »

A water main break occurred at 2 Ajax Coulee near Kipling Street. The water main break affected several areas of the city including the southwest, southeast and northwest.

Department crews worked through the night to isolate the break and are working to resolve the issue and restore full water pressure. Residents in the southeast area of the city may experience low water pressure or temporary discolouration. This discolouration poses no health concerns. Customers may also temporarily experience air in their water lines.

Environmental Utilities apologizes for any inconvenience and thanks the community for their patience during this period.



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