The Province of Manitoba is positioned to become a leader in prairie wetland protection with the adoption of proposed Sustainable Drainage Regulations.
$320-million Investment to Better Manage Floods, Droughts, Protect Lake Winnipeg; Regulations to Preserve Wetland Benefits; Cut Red Tape for Routine Drainage Projects: Manitoba is proposing its first comprehensive Surface Water Management Strategy and multi-year surface water management investments to protect Lake Winnipeg and mitigate flood and drought damage,
Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Gord Mackintosh and Infrastructure …
Prime Minister unveils $252 million National Conservation Plan
Prime Minister Stephen Harper has unveiled a $252 million National Conservation Plan that includes programs to restore degraded wetlands as well as a new national wetland conservation fund valued at $50 million over five years to support wetland restoration projects across Canada. The fund will also complement the critical habitat securement programs under a renewed federal Natural Areas Conservation …
British Columbia Water Sustainability Act introduced to Legislature for First Reading
On March 11, 2014, the Water Sustainability Act was introduced as Bill 18 into the B.C. Legistature for First Reading. If passed, the new Water Sustainability Act (WSA) will replace the existing Water Act, which was first passed by the Legislature in 1909. Although the current Act was amended many times over the years, the WSA represents a major step forward for sustainable management of this most precious resource. Most …
World Water Day
World Water Day 2014: Water and Energy
Water and energy are closely interlinked and interdependent. Energy generation and transmission requires utilization of water resources, particularly for hydroelectric, nuclear, and thermal energy sources. Conversely, about 8% of the global energy generation is used for pumping, treating and transporting water to various consumers.
In 2014, the United Nations System - working closely with its …
World Wetlands Day 2014: Wetlands and Agriculture
Each year on February 2nd countries around the world celebrate World Wetlands Day, marking the anniversary of the 1971 signing of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) <www.ramsar.org>. Canada, which has about 25% of the world’s wetlands, joined the Convention in 1981 and is home to 37 Wetlands of International Significance (Ramsar sites).
World Wetlands Day 2014 …