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December 2012

Year-end message from the Executive Director

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March 22, 2012

Speak Up for Clean Drinking Water in Southern Alberta

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December 2011

Year-end message from the Executive Director

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November 8, 2011

1. Values and Voices from Alberta’s Southern Foothills
2. New premier raises questions about the future of water
3. Provincial Government Still Failing Alberta’s Rivers
4. Managing Dams and Rivers for Ecosystem Health
5. Water Matters 2010 Annual Report Available

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August 3, 2011

1. Drilling Below the Surface: Groundwater Risks and In Situ Oil Sands Development
2. A Nervous Summer for the Land-Use Framework - You Can Help
3. Majestic Mountains: The Source of Your Water
4. Crown of the Continent Conference

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March 21, 2011

1. ALSA Closer to the Mark, but Bill 10 Still Needs Work
2. Water License Amendments Threaten Sustainable Water Management
3. What Happens to Conserved Water?
4. Buy a T-shirt and Protect an Iconic Canadian Waterway!
5. Edmonton and Area Land Trust Seeks Additional Board Members

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February 7, 2011

1. Water quality, quantity important for residents of southern Alberta
2. Water Matters makes Tides Canada's Top 10
3. Stelmach government must persevere on Land-Use Framework
4. Time to get serious about oil sands monitoring
5. Making a difference, one class at a time

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August 26, 2010

1. In Situ oil sands – get ready for massive water demands in northern and central Alberta
2. Working with local Communities — community engagement for watershed protection
3. Upper Bow Basin study points to need for serious land-use choices
4. Why municipal elections matter
5. “Remarkable Beyond Borders” conference will explore policies of place

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June 28, 2010

1. Nexen's "bait and switch" means trouble for the Clearwater River
2. Where will the ERCB draw the line on tailings plans?
3. What's in it for water? — The overlap between responsible water and grizzly bear management in Alberta
4. Hydropower Legislation Inquiry: Will instream flow needs play a central role?
5. New faces at Water Matters

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April 27, 2010

1. Interview with Danielle Droitsch
2. Weather talk makes you thirsty
3. Water Matters releases a new resource for Albertans
4. Provincial groundwater policy developments and initiatives: a sneak peek
5. Facebook, Twitter and three new YouTube

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February 11, 2010

1. Alberta’s groundwater risk assessment – filling in the gap
2. Battling gravel goliaths
3. What does Kennedy know about mercury in Alberta's fish?

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December 9, 2009

1. New report from Water Matters: Increasing federal oversight of oil sands impacts to water
2. A different perspective on proposals to expand Alberta’s water market
3. Another delay for the Wetlands Policy
4. Your time to make a difference: please comment on the South Saskatchewan Regional Plan

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November 5, 2009

1. Water Matters launches campaign promoting water for people and the environment
2. New Study: Does the Alberta Tar Sands Industry Pollute? The Scientific Evidence
3. Long History of Attempts to Implement a Federal Water Strategy

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September 14, 2009

1. Interviews with River Rally Speakers Eric Eckl and Wendy Wilson offer a sneak peak into exciting resources for rally participants
2. Lower Athabasca Terms of Reference explore new conservation areas and aggressive growth targets
3. Hot weather gives fish warm water challenges
4. What's in your water? Understanding Endocrine Disrupting Chemicals

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July 28, 2009

1. Spring drought causes havoc for Alberta
2. Alberta's Urban Municipalities Set to Increase Water Conservation Efforts
3. Regional land use planning starts to take shape
4. Raise money, engage your community, communicate with impact, and network with friends! Register for River Rally!
5. Reducing water consumption in the yard

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June 9, 2009

1. Learn! Lead! Deliver Results! Register for River Rally 2009
2. A stronger role for the federal government in the oil sands?
3. Human activities cause dwindling numbers of the westslope and bull trout
4. Federal Commissioner finds efforts to protect fish habitat are inadequate
5. How does stormwater affect freshwater ecosystems?
6. Join us Wednesday, June 10th for our one year anniversar

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May 14, 2009

1. Water Matters is pleased to invite you to celebrate our one year anniversary!
2. Alberta land-use planning legislation introduced
3. Land-use planning rolls out in Calgary and Edmonton metropolitan areas
4. New report on water markets
5. In the news: water quality monitoring budget cuts
6. Strathmore and Siksika Nation agree on wastewater
7. Share your opinion on nuclear power in Alberta
8. Groundwater use in oil sands "unsustainable" says a Natural Resources Canada sponsored report

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April 6, 2009

1. Calling for water security for Prairie waters: Mixed reviews for Alberta
2. Draft land-use plan for Calgary region unveiled: High hopes for source water protection, but few targets
3. Survey: Albertans are as concerned about water supply as they are about financial markets
4. Eroding Environmental Protection in Canada
5. Advocate for safe drinking water: Roxanne Walsh

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March 3, 2009

1. Proposed amendments remove protection of Canada's small waterways
2. New draft requirements for oil and gas development within or near water bodies
3. Heating up in Alberta: new report on Alberta energy production and water use
4. ERCB and Alberta Environment are seeking input on Draft Directive: Requirements for Water Measurement, Reporting, and Use for Thermal In Situ Oil Sands Schemes
5. Blue Gold: World Water Wars - Film Premiere on World Water Day
6. March 5th Public Event: Gutting the Navigable Waters Act: What it means for our rivers

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February 2009

1. Water Matters has a new website!
2. Oil sands diversions and the lower Athabasca River
3. Hydroelectric dam project approved on the Peace River
4. Groundwater concerns prompts change to nuclear power plant siting
5. Proposed water transfer to bring new development to Springbank Alberta
6. New Report calls for smart spending on sustainable water infrastructure - quick, clean and green

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December 2008

1. Learning from Balzac: report highlights need for new policy on intrabasin water diversions
2. Opportunities to protect water resources through better land-use planning
3. Controversy over oil and gas development in eastern slopes continues
4. Protecting birds of prey with better stormwater management
5. Water Matters in the news: new draft policy on licence amendments
6. Alberta's move to ban weed and feed from stores is good for watershed health
7. Water Matters is charitable! Consider donating as a gift.

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October 2008

1. Understanding Alberta's Emerging "Water Market"
2. Water Trusts: Keeping Water in Rivers
3. Protecting Private Land to Protect Water
4. Registration is open! Attend a workshop on protecting Alberta's headwaters, the Eastern Slopes
5. One-day Conference Focused on Improving Watershed Stewardship through Improved Collaboration
6. Who is Water Matters?
7. Corrected link!! CBC's The Current interviews our Executive Director on water rights trading

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September 2008

1. Our new program: Partnering with water leaders
2. Government report explores new dam opportunities for Alberta
3. New hydroelectric project on the Peace River?
4. Alberta Water Council recommends a new wetlands policy for Alberta
5. Westslope cutthroat trout: To protect or not to protect
6. The survey results are in: Find out what Alberta's watershed leaders are thinking
7. CBC's The Current interviews our Executive Director on water rights trading

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August 2008

1. Introducing Alberta's new champion for watersheds...Water Matters
2. Oil spill in Red Deer reservoir: 1000s of oil pipelines cross water sources
3. The cost of ignoring water in land use decision-making
4. Alberta Environment's cumulative effects plan acknowledges problem, but comes up short on a specific solution
5. The first step in cumulative effects management: Industrial Heartland Water Management Framework
6. Drink Creemore Springs Lager at the Ship and Anchor and help support Water Matters

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