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January 30, 2019

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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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January 2, 2019

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Municipal governments and the Government of Alberta invest millions of dollars annually in water and wastewater facilities comprising infrastructure worth billions of dollars. To help ensure proper operation and maintenance of these facilities and to protect the health of its citizens and the...


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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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Legislation is in place to manage and conserve our natural resources. By following this legislation, we not only ensure that we can enjoy our lakes today, but also into the future. It is everyone’s responsibility to be aware of regulations. For example, before starting any project that may alter...


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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....


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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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Aquatic plants along lake shorelines are important for maintaining healthy lake ecosystems. They provide habitat for fish spawning, nesting habitat for waterfowl and shorebirds, rearing sites for young fish and wildlife, and they protect shorelines from wave and wind erosion. Aquatic vegetation...


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July 10, 2015

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The Alberta Community Resilience Program is a province-wide capital funding program intended to focus on long-term community resilience. Building resilience means Alberta's communities, infrastructure and watershed systems are sustainable in the long term. This program is not intended to provide...