Nose Creek Watershed Partnership completes Hydrologic, Hydraulic and Water Quality Model Scoping Study

Posted on Apr 14, 2021 in Modelling and Calculators, Volume Targets, Stream Stability, Monitoring, Water Quality, Flooding

The Nose Creek Watershed Partnership has completed Phase I of its four-phase Nose Creek Model Project, reviewing 20 models for the development of its watershed-scale predictive model.

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Alberta Health Releases Public Health Guidelines for Water Reuse and Stormwater Use

Posted on Feb 22, 2021 in Guidance Documents , Design, Climate change adaptation, Reuse

HOT OFF THE PRESS: The long-awaited Public Health Guidelines for Water Reuse and Stormwater Use have been issued by Alberta Health.

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CSA W210 Prioritization of Flood Risk in Existing Communities is open for public review until April 10/21

Posted on Feb 22, 2021 in Guidance Documents , Climate change adaptation, Flooding, Existing Communities

The CSA Group has released standard W210 Prioritization of Flood Risk in Existing Communities for public review.

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ALIDP Community Hub Program Launches to Demonstrate Resilient Landscaping Practices

Posted on Sep 30, 2019 in Stewardship, Native Plants, Homeowner Action, Volunteers

Expressions of Interest are now being accepted from community groups to construct education and demonstration gardens featuring native plants, alternatives to conventional turf, and rain gardens.

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EPCOR Releases Citizen Survey Results on Flood Mitigation Priorities

Posted on Oct 28, 2018 in Modelling and Calculators, Guidance Documents , Flooding

EPCOR has released the results of its public survey on citizen priorities for protecting against floods and proposes to review a mix of grey and green solutions.

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City of Calgary Releases Source Water Protection Plan

Posted on Oct 28, 2018 in Guidance Documents , Water Quality

The City of Calgary has released its Source Water Protection Plan. The two main risks identified in the plan are stormwater and wildfire.

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Insurance Bureau of Canada releases report on Natural Infrastructure valuation

Posted on Oct 28, 2018 in Feasibility, Valuation

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has released Combatting Canada’s Rising Flood Costs: Natural infrastructure is an underutilized option. The report affirms that flood risk can be reduced by conserving and restoring natural infrastructure, such as wetlands, and that the return on investment of natural infrastructure can at times exceed that of built infrastructure, such as dams and dikes.

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CBC Radio visits green roofs in Edmonton celebrating recent research published by the U of A

Posted on May 24, 2018 in Climate change adaptation, green roofs, Biodiversity, Research

Radio Canada Alberta caught up with U of A Research Associate Colin Bergeron, visiting two green roofs in Edmonton, celebrating the recent release of Bergeron's arthropod research and touting the benefits of green roofs.

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Green roofs useful for conserving threatened grassland and prairie habitats, Edmonton research suggests

Posted on May 24, 2018 in Climate change adaptation, green roofs, Biodiversity, Research

Beetles and spiders find their way to green roofs and readily colonize them, shows recent Edmonton research. So what?

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Nose Creek Watershed Water Management Plan completes round of engagement on final draft

Posted on May 22, 2018 in Guidance Documents , Volume Targets, Stream Stability, Water Quality, Riparian Setbacks

Nose Creek was the first watershed in Alberta to implement a runoff volume control target. The updated plan calls for the target to be held at the 2013 level pending additional modelling and monitoring work and introduction of provincial reuse policy, guidelines, and performance criteria. In addition, the plan calls for a redevelopment runoff volume control target and related water quality objectives to be established, and to improve certainty and timeliness of approvals incorporating LID. The plan also addresses riparian setbacks and water quality. Comments are being accepted until June 15, 2018.

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