The Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI) today released a new five-year innovative research plan focused on protecting and improving the health of rivers.  The timing of the research plan coincides with the recurring theme of river and water management headlines in the news related to changes to the Fisheries Act, concerns of hydro-fracking and other resource… Read More »

Water is the essence of life on our planet. The health of the world’s ecosystems depends on it. This summer we experienced near record drought conditions in many parts of the world. Most of the planet is water but it seems scarcer than ever. Yet, Canada and New Brunswick are awash with water…aren’t we? We… Read More »

Perhaps no province in Canada has faced more water issues than Alberta.  And Kim Sturgess, founder and CEO of Alberta WaterSMART, has dealt with them all.  She is an expert on the often competing demands of agriculture, industry, environmentalists and the household user. On Tuesday, April 10, Ms. Sturgess will speak on “Water Security:  Global Problem –… Read More »

Global rivers are in severe crisis because of pollution, dams, loss of wetlands, agricultural runoff, a changing climate, and other stressors – and 80% of the earth’s population is living near these waters.  A sobering report, published September 30 in the journal Nature, shows that human water security and aquatic life are in great danger. … Read More »