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Week ending May 3rd, 2024

  Alberta releases drought response plan Alberta’s government is releasing its 2024 Drought Response Plan to help support Albertans through any drought conditions this year.

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Week ending April 4th, 2024

    AER: New AGS Online Interactive Mapping Application Today, the Alberta Geological Survey (AGS) published its Alberta Geology, Minerals, and Energy Infrastructure Interactive Mapping

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Week ending March 29th 2024

Alberta: Consultant chosen for Eyremore Dam study Alberta’s government has chosen Hatch Ltd. to study the feasibility of a new water reservoir in southeastern Alberta.

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Week ending March 15th, 2024

ESAAs Environmental Summit April 15-17, 2023Kananaskis Mountain Lodge Meet the Risk Management Panel The Environmental Summit will feature 8 panel discussions, including the following panel: Navigating the

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Week ending March 8th, 2024

ESAAs Environmental Summit April 15-17, 2023Kananaskis Mountain Lodge Meet the Sustainability Panel The Environmental Summit will feature 8 panel discussions, including the following panel: Sustainability in Action: Navigating

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Week ending May 10th, 2024

Alberta: Committee launched to help reclaim tailings ponds Alberta’s new Oil Sands Mine Water Steering Committee will look at options to speed up oil sands mine water management and tailings ponds reclamation. Alberta is launching the new Oil Sands Mine Water Steering Committee to speed up the reclamation of oil sands tailings ponds. The expert committee will study potential policies

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Week ending May 3rd, 2024

  Alberta releases drought response plan Alberta’s government is releasing its 2024 Drought Response Plan to help support Albertans through any drought conditions this year. Alberta’s new 2024 Drought Response Plan will help guide the province through any and all drought conditions. This is a plan covering everything from conservation plans and water-sharing agreements to declaring an emergency and prioritizing

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Week ending April 26th, 2024

  ESAA Announces 2024 Board of Directors At the ESAA AGM on April 15th, the ESAA Members elected four new directors to the ESAA Board of Directors:  Sylvain Bordenave, Louise Burden, Danielle Hutson and Lincoln Weller. Welcome to the ESAA Board. ESAA would like to thankTom Fleming and Myke Stercl for putting their names forward for the ESAA Board election.

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Week ending April 4th, 2024

    AER: New AGS Online Interactive Mapping Application Today, the Alberta Geological Survey (AGS) published its Alberta Geology, Minerals, and Energy Infrastructure Interactive Mapping Application (the application). The application and associated reference materials can be found on ags.aer.ca. A video tutorial can be found on our YouTube channel.  This online interactive mapping platform increases data accessibility by combining spatial data sets

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Week ending March 29th 2024

Alberta: Consultant chosen for Eyremore Dam study Alberta’s government has chosen Hatch Ltd. to study the feasibility of a new water reservoir in southeastern Alberta. Reservoirs play a vital role in irrigation, drought management, water security and flood protection. To help ensure all Albertans have a safe, reliable water supply, Hatch Ltd. will prepare a report on the feasibility of

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Week ending March 15th, 2024

ESAAs Environmental Summit April 15-17, 2023Kananaskis Mountain Lodge Meet the Risk Management Panel The Environmental Summit will feature 8 panel discussions, including the following panel: Navigating the Environmental Business Landscape: A Comprehensive Approach to Risk Management, Insurance and Liability Mitigation Businesses operating in the environmental services sector confront a complex web of environmental and professional exposures, with potential liabilities that can significantly

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Week ending March 8th, 2024

ESAAs Environmental Summit April 15-17, 2023Kananaskis Mountain Lodge Meet the Sustainability Panel The Environmental Summit will feature 8 panel discussions, including the following panel: Sustainability in Action: Navigating Complexities of the Three Pillars of Sustainability A comprehensive panel discussion that explores the paramount role of sustainability in environmental decision-making. It delves into the intricacies of prioritizing sustainability within the environmental industry and investigates frameworks and

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Week ending February 23rd, 2024

   2024 ESAA AGM Notice of Meeting and Call for Nominations – ESAA Board of Directors April 15th, 2024 4:15 pm – Kananaskis Mountain Lodge Registration details available in late February Click Here to RSVP (No charge to attend) 2024 ESAA AGM Documents Notice of ESAA 2024 Annual General Meeting ESAA Board of Directors – Call for Nominations AGM Agenda

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Week ending February 16th, 2024

     Alberta: Have your say on Springbank Reservoir land use Albertans are invited to shape how the Springbank Off-stream Reservoir is used when not full of water. The Springbank Off-stream Reservoir is currently under construction west of Calgary to help protect Calgary and other downstream communities from future floods. The reservoir will be constructed as a dry reservoir, meaning

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Week ending February 9th, 2024

     New drought advisory committee for Alberta Alberta’s new Water Advisory Committee will help prepare for drought and work to make every drop count in 2024. After several dry years, Alberta’s winter snowpack is well below average, many rivers are at record low levels and multiple reservoirs remain well below capacity. El Niño is producing a warm and dry

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Week ending February 2nd, 2024

    Alberta: Water-sharing negotiations start on Feb. 1 Alberta’s Drought Command Team has been authorized to start negotiations with water licence holders to strike water-sharing agreements to mitigate the risk of drought. Alberta relies on melting snow and rain for all of its water. This winter, snowpack is below average, rivers are at record low levels and multiple reservoirs

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Week ending January 26th, 2024

    Critics call for review after study suggests Alberta Energy Regulator underestimated oil well liability   (Source: CBC News) Critics are calling for a public inquiry into the actions of the Alberta Energy Regulator, after documents surfaced suggesting the agency downplayed the industry’s environmental liabilities and withheld information on those costs. “The [regulator] has failed to do its job,” Opposition

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