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March 1, 2020

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This resource outlines the Certificate of Qualification requirements for operators of waterworks and wastewater systems as per the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act. It provides municipal officials and facility managers with the information necessary to determine certification...


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February 24, 2020

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Cyanobacteria (also referred to as blue-green algae) are common photosynthetic bacteria that live in surface waters. Under favorable conditions, such as warm water and high nutrient content, these bacteria can form nuisance “blooms”. The presence of blooms in recreational water causes unpleasant...


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August 23, 2019

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Describes efforts being taken by provincial regulators (Alberta Environment and Parks and the Alberta Energy Regulator) to gather scientific information to inform future decisions around the potential for the release of treated oil sands process water (OSPW) into the Lower Athabasca River.


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August 23, 2019

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This technical report, compiled by Hatfield Consulting, describes the experimental design to determine the toxicity of OSPW treated using Syncrude's coke-slurry treatment process. The three primary components of the study design are: chemical characterization of untreated and treated OSPW;...


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March 1, 2019

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Private water well owners are responsible for managing and maintaining their water wells. This publication provides information for private well owners about how to properly manage water wells which is key to protecting groundwater supplies. Topics include: groundwater basics, water system...


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September 1, 2018

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The severe province-wide drought in the early 2000’s reaffirmed the importance and value of water to rural people across the Canadian prairies. Dry wells and dugouts, crop failures and dust storms were all commonplace. Individually, these measures may not provide the level of drought protection...


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June 1, 2016

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The Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) Water and Wastewater Operators’ Certification Guidelines (Guidelines) outline the Certificate of Qualification requirements for operators of waterworks and wastewater systems as per the Environmental Protection and Enhancement Act. These guidelines provide...


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September 1, 2015

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Lakes are one of the most treasured aspects of the Alberta landscape. They have become an integral part of many lives, whether you are a long-time lake resident or someone who visits lakes occasionally for boating, fishing or wildlife watching. Unfortunately, many lakes and watersheds in Alberta...


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September 1, 2015

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Cyanobacteria, often known as blue-green algae, are well adapted to growth in alkaline, nutrient-rich water bodies. During calm conditions, they can congregate near the water’s surface. These “blooms” are unsightly and produce objectionable odors, and can also induce skin irritation, itchiness...


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September 1, 2015

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The scientific study of lakes helps us assess lake conditions and monitor changes over time. This is especially important as we are seeing increased pressure on lakes due to shoreline development, agricultural practices, vegetation removal, intensive land-use and increased recreational use....