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Campaign for World Water Day

UN Water: World Water Day 2017, on March 22, is all about wastewater, and how we should be reducing and reusing it rather than letting

The dam truth: Climate change means more Lake Orovilles

February 16, Grist: Just two years ago, Lake Oroville was so dry that submerged archaeological artifacts were starting to resurface. That was in the middle

Growing calls to fix First Nations water crisis

February 9, CTV News: Members of David Suzuki Foundation, Council of Canadians and Amnesty International release a report on the First Nations water crisis. Watch

Preparations for Spring Flooding Underway on Red River

February 15, CJOB: Although spring may be several weeks away, ice cutting machines are preparing for work on the Red River. Equipment will be on

Event: A New Mindset for the World’s Water Crisis – Revaluing Water: From Values to Value

Join noted architect and thought-leader William McDonough, and Circle of Blue director J. Carl Ganter for a timely interactive broadcast to reimagine how the world

The dam truth: Climate change means more Lake Orovilles

February 16, Grist:

Just two years ago, Lake Oroville was so dry that submerged archaeological artifacts were starting to resurface. That was in the middle of California’s epic drought — the worst in more than a millennium.

And then the rains came. This winter is on track to become Northern California’s soggiest on record. A key precipitation index is running more than a month ahead of the previous record pace, set in the winter of 1982–1983 (records go back to 1895). Lake Oroville is so full that it spilled over for the first time, spurring evacuations downstream. Read more.

Event: A New Mindset for the World’s Water Crisis – Revaluing Water: From Values to Value

Join noted architect and thought-leader William McDonough, and Circle of Blue director J. Carl Ganter for a timely interactive broadcast to reimagine how the world can respond more effectively to its water crises.

Global water crises – from drought in the world’s most productive farmlands to the hundreds of millions of people without access to safe drinking water – are among the biggest threats facing the planet over the next decade.

Bring your voice and participate in this virtual, interactive town hall on February 28, 2017, to share ideas about how our values about water can inform water value. Your input — in special breakout group discussions — will inform this urgent global conversation from the human right to water to valuing ecosystems.

The stakes are high as the nation seeks context, debate and guidance.

There is no cost to participate but REGISTRATION is required for dial-in information

Preparations for Spring Flooding Underway on Red River

February 15, CJOB:

Although spring may be several weeks away, ice cutting machines are preparing for work on the Red River.

Equipment will be on the ice near the mouth of the river early next week and will slowly work its way upstream toward Selkirk.

Amphibex ice breakers will follow suit shortly after.

The province is trying to minimize ice jams before they become a serious problem during spring flooding. Original Article.

Growing calls to fix First Nations water crisis

February 9, CTV News:

Members of David Suzuki Foundation, Council of Canadians and Amnesty International release a report on the First Nations water crisis. Watch the press release.