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News Release – Province to Improve Health of Lakes and Waterways with Stronger Watershed Management

November 30, 2017 – The Manitoba government has introduced new proposed legislation (the Sustainable Watersheds Act) aimed at strengthening watershed management in the province through

Manitoba Launches Public Consultations on Watershed Planning Initiatives

Aug. 22, Provincial Government News Release: The Manitoba government has launched public consultations on three new environmental initiatives, which will improve water management and modernize

Manitoba’s Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan. Your input is important!

As you are likely aware, the province recently launched their Made in Manitoba Climate and Green Plan.  One of the pillars of this plan includes

Cost for North End sewage upgrades now pegged at $1.4B

CBC News, Dec 1, 2017 – Winnipeg’s most expensive construction project is now even more expensive. Upgrades to the North End water-pollution control centre, the

Lake, campground in Riding Mountain National Park closed after discovery of zebra mussel DNA

CBC News, Dec. 12, 2017 – Parks Canada has closed a lake and campground in Riding Mountain National Park to the public after DNA evidence

Manitoba’s Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan. Your input is important!

As you are likely aware, the province recently launched their Made in Manitoba Climate and Green Plan.  One of the pillars of this plan includes water.  Information and proposed suggestions on how to address water issues can be found on pages 9, 33-49 and 52.  You can download a copy of the plan here – Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan and provide your comments regarding how the plan addresses water issue in the province here – views, ideas, and suggestions

Webinar – November 15 – CREATING SUSTAINABLE FUNDING FOR ECOSYSTEMS AND WATERSHEDS

Tuesday, November 15, 2017 @ 11:30 am CST

TO REGISTER CLICK here

ABSTRACT – Rural communities are challenged to bring together sustainable funding for conservation and watershed protection. These efforts have been perceived as ‘environmental’ work, and not necessarily linked to community basic needs. The first part of this webinar explores linking watershed protection to basic policy values of quality of life, infrastructure, and basic needs to change the way that watersheds are treated in funding. The second part of this webinar will focus on the Columbia Valley Local Conservation Fund, a tax-based fund for conservation that was the first of its kind in Canada, including why and how it was established and what accomplishments have been to date.

SPEAKERS

Juliet Craig is the Program Manager, Kootenay Conservation Program. She has an M.Sc. in ethnobotany and is a Registered Professional Biologist and Professional Agrologist. She works out of Nelson and has a broad range of conservation experience including invasive plant management, bat conservation, species at risk planning, and environmental education.

Dr. Tara Lynne Clapp is the Senior Manager, Columbia Basin Watershed Network (CBWN) and Adjunct Professor, Great Plains IDEA Program, Iowa State University. She has PhD in Planning and Environment from the University of Southern California, and a Masters in Environmental Design from the University of Calgary. Through research, teaching and practice, she works with others towards collaborative and regional approaches to improving watershed decision-making.

CWRA Webinar – The Ice Boom Broke! Now What??

Please join the Manitoba branch as they host this exciting webinar:

The Ice Boom Broke! Now What?? Understanding and Managing Ice During the Construction of the Keeyask Generating Station

Speaker:
Mike Morris, M.Sc., P.Eng.
Manitoba Hydro

Talk description:
Understanding and managing ice on the mighty Nelson River in northern Manitoba is critical to reduce ice related risks during the construction of the Keeyask Generating station.  Years of monitoring and modelling of the ice processes along the river indicated that an ice boom would be required to protect the construction areas, but what happens when the ice boom fails? This presentation describes the ice processes, the ice boom design and construction and some of the actions that were required when the ice boom failed.

Date and Time:
November 16th, 2017 (1-2pm) at the University of Manitoba (EITC E2-105)

Webinar Info:
Free for CWRA-SYP! Email mb@cwra.org.
Webinar fee for professionals: $10 – register via PayPal here.

Contact for more info:
Kevin Lees (CWRA-SYP Team Leader, Manitoba)
leesk346@myumanitoba.ca

5-Year Fight Removes Less than 1% of Phosphorus from Lake Winnipeg Basin

Please click here to view this current CBC article on Lake Winnipeg.