Partnership Event Calendar
April 10 - 12, - Banff - Environmental Services Association of Alberta WATERtech 2013 Water Technologies Symposium. This is a premier water technology transfer event for environmental professionals.
April 11th (12:30 p.m.) – Milk River Civic Centre - Milk River Watershed Council Canada’s 8th Annual General Meeting (AGM). Learn more about what the MRWCC has been doing to support management of water, land and biodiversity in the Milk River watershed. Please register before March 29, 2013.
April 11 ( 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.) – Glendon – Beaver River Watershed Alliance’s What’s in your Watershed” public information series. Registration for the event is FREE, and a FREE supper will be provided. The session will run from 6-8pm and will be located at the Glendon RCMP Hall. Jordan Walker, Fisheries Biologist, will be giving a presentation on fisheries. The BRWA will also be providing an update on our Watershed Management Plan. Attendees will have the opportunity to provide valuable feedback on the plan. To register for this event, contact Alicia Fontaine, at 780.812.2182 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
April 12 – Lethbridge – Deadline for Abstracts submission for the Water Measurement Workshop – Alberta Irrigation Technology Centre (August 14-15). If you have suggestions for speakers or would like to submit an abstract based on the above mentioned topics please reply back to
Gerald Ontkean 403-381-5891 email@example.com
April 13th - Pigeon Lake Watershed Association Leaders Workshop - A chance for leaders in the area to gather and work together on watershed management. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
April 15th – Red Deer – deadline for registration for the next Stewards in Motion event. Land Stewardship Centre is partnering with Red Deer River Watershed Alliance (RDRWA) to host the next regional Stewards in Motion event. This will be a one-day interactive event. At this event, one of the key questions to explore is:
How do we, as environmental stewards in our municipalities, grow understanding, facilitate problem solving, and develop relationship building?
Who should attend?
- The Local Watershed Planning and Advisory Council - Red Deer River Watershed Alliance
- Municipal staff and elected officials from municipalities within the watershed
- Community based watershed stewardship groups
- Individual stewards
For more information please contact Michelle Riopel at 780-483-1885 ex222 or email@example.com
April 16th – La Corey - The Beaver River Watershed Alliance is holding their AGM on at Willow Prairie Ag Society in La Corey beginning at 5:30pm. The AGM will include a FREE supper. To register for this free event, contact Alicia Fontaine at 780.812.2182 or firstname.lastname@example.org
April 16-17 – Lethbridge - Water, Agriculture and the Environment Conference, Lethbridge Lodge Hotel and Conference Centre.
This conference will be a forum for discussion of the growing pressures on water resources at the global, national and provincial scale, and how these will impact agriculture's future opportunities and challenges. Presentations will focus on water supply, water quality and water management for agriculture in the context of increasing competition for water. There will be speakers from universities, government and industry, with a broad range of viewpoints to be presented.
Conference registration fee: $250+GST and includes all of the speaker presentations, morning snacks, coffee breaks, two lunches and April 16 evening banquet. Please contact Shelley Woods if you have any questions.
To register for the conference, please click on this link.
April 19th (7:30 a.m. - 8:45 a.m.) – Red Deer - Red Deer River Watershed Alliance’s Watershed Ambassador Breakfast
April 21 - Evansburg - Earth Day Expo at the Pembina Rec-Plex on.
April 26 – Calgary - Bow Basin Policy Forum "Approaches to addressing land use development and planning processes to manage for water quality objectives"
April 26th – Medicine Hat – deadline for registration for the next Stewards in Motion event. The event is scheduled for May 2 (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.) at the Medicine Hat Lodge - Ballroom D, 1051 Ross Glen Drive S.E., Medicine Hat, Alberta. For more information please contact Michelle Riopel (Land Stewardship Centre), email@example.com or call 780-483-1885 ex 222.
April 30th – Registration deadline for the 4th annual Canadian Water Summit
May 2 (9 a.m. – 3 p.m.) - Medicine Hat - Stewards in Motion presented by Land Stewardship Centre of Alberta. A free workshop hosted by the South East Alberta Watershed Alliance (SEAWA), this seminar (at the Medicine Hat Lodge) will explore opportunities for community stewards and stewardship groups to connect with municipalities to advance grassroots change. Click here to register online for the Medicine Hat event. This is a free event hosted by SEAWA.
May 12th – Calgary - The Bow River Basin Council’s Science Forum is scheduled for the University of Calgary (Earth Sciences - Room 162). For more information please contact Mike Murray, Program Manager, Bow River Basin Council firstname.lastname@example.org or call 403-268-4597
May 14 – 17 - Banff - Canadian Hydrotechnical Conference - Canadian Society for Civil Engineering, Banff Springs Hotel – including recent flood management lessons in Canada. Attend this conference to compare notes and discuss recent technical advances in many hydrotechnical specialties. The conference will provide opportunities for managers and engineers to share experiences with recent regional floods.
May 25 – Whitecourt - Athabasca Watershed Council’s AGM
May 29 – 31 - Calgary - Pathways 2 Sustainability (P2S) Conference. P2S is a Community Sustainability Conference bridging knowledge to experience and mobilizing partnerships that result in commitment to actions that advance economic, social, and environmental sustainability in Alberta's communities. What does Alberta’s Energy Sector, Sustainability and Community have in common? Peak behind the “Curtain of Global Perception” and participate in frank discussions about the sustainable future for Calgary, Alberta, and Canada re-defined through innovation and leadership.
May 30th - Deadline for submission to Battle River Buddies Poster Contest 2013 Wildlife Theme “I can see the (which animal?) in the Battle River Watershed!” Children in grades 1-6 across the watershed are invited to join this regional contest. Tell us what animal you see when you are in the watershed in a hand drawn poster for your chance to win $100 and have your art displayed!
June 1st (10 a.m. - 2 p.m.) – Whitecourt - Athabasca Watershed Council 4th Annual General Meeting - This is a free, public event and lunch will be provided. Please register online. This event will include a presentation from the President and elections for seven positions on the Board of Directors. (For more information about what is involved with becoming a Board Member, CLICK HERE.) Immediately following the AGM, people of all ages are invited to join us at Whitecourt's Rotary Park to celebrate the heritage of the Athabasca River and take the opportunity to paddle voyageur canoes!
June 9th - 13th – Battle River Watershed - Rolling down the River, AGAIN! Join the Battle River Watershed Alliance as they cycle across the Watershed! Rolling down the River is a 5 day cycling tour held from Sunday - Thursday. They will be completing 500 km this year, on a different route while staying within Alberta. We will be incorporating school visits, educational site tours and a few community events.
Day 1: Battle Lake through Wetaskiwin, Hobbema, to Ferintosh.
Day 2: Ferintosh through Donalda to Big Knife Provincial Park or Forestburg
Day 3. Forestburg through Castor to Coronation
Day 4: Coronation through Consort to Czar
Day 5: Czar through Provost to Edgerton.
Novice and expert cyclists alike are welcome to join us for part of a day, a day or the entire five day tour. The tour can support 12 cyclists a day. To join the group please e-mail Nathalie@battleriverwatershed.ca that you are interested, or join the Rolling down the Battle River Facebook Group.
June 10 – 12 - Calgary - Community-Based Social Marketing. McKenzie-Mohr & Associates are delivering introductory (June 10) and advanced (June 11 - 12) training in community-based social marketing. This workshop provides an in-depth exposure to community-based social marketing and provides participants with the knowledge they need to design and evaluate their own community-based social marketing programs. Note that the June 10th introductory workshop is a mandatory prerequisite for attending advanced training offered by Dr. McKenzie-Mohr on June 11 and 12, that can be attended by those that attend this introductory workshop).
These workshops will be of interest to those working to promote waste reduction, water and energy efficiency, modal transportation changes, watershed protection, and other sustainable behaviour changes.
June 22nd – Battle River Watershed Alliance Battle Lake Everglades Tour - Take a hike up Mount Butte at our headwaters with us! For more information on these and all of our events, visit the News and Events page on our website, or contact the office at 1-888-672-0276.
June 27th – Calgary – Canadian Water Summit, BMO Centre, Calgary Stampede Park. Join us on June 27 to learn how organizations across sectors and across geographies are working together to drive innovation in water and prosperity in their communities. The Canadian Water Summit is the first-of-its-kind conference in Canada, helping to realize Canada's potential to be a world leader in water expertise and technology innovation.
July 13 – 28 - Walk to the Headwaters - Creating Partners in Water. Organized by the Castle-Crown Wilderness Coalition. This is a volunteer-driven walk and it is being planned from the Saskatchewan border to the headwaters in the Castle (350 km) to build awareness of the need to protect headwaters and the work being done to protect the South Saskatchewan River Basin. The Walk is not the kind where one person walks the whole way. Contact Brenda Davison for more information at email@example.com or at 403-628-3378
August 13 – Lethbridge - 2013 FlowTilla (Part of the Water Measurement Workshop on August 14-15 in Lethbridge) View various types of flow measurement technology in action! Join the open channel canal FlowTilla at a nearby SMRID Main Canal (2-3m depth) to view and learn from various types of open channel water flow measurement equipment. If you are interested in attending or submitting any type of open channel technology please contact Deb Folk 306-536-1464. FlowTilla event is free to attend.
August 14 - 15 – Lethbridge - 2013 Water Measurement Workshop Alberta Irrigation Technology Center, Lethbridge This workshop will include information on:
Water Data Management
Emerging Technologies in Water Measurement and Water Quality
Measuring in Extreme Conditions
Why We Measure Water
On Farm Water Measurement
Pipeline & Flow Measurement Equipment Maintenance
Oil & Gas Flow Measurement Perspective
Water Flow Measurement Testing Centers
Thank you and if you have any questions regarding the workshop please Lawrence Schinkel at 403-381-5855 or firstname.lastname@example.org