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Ontario Government Rescues Experimental Lakes Area
The Ontario Government has stepped in to save a unique freshwater research facility in the Experimental Lakes Area after the Canadian government cut off funding as of March 31.

Highway 75 may not have to close as flood risk eases
The risk of flooding on the Red River has been downgraded again today, with Manitoba flood officials saying Highway 75 at Morris may not have to close to traffic after all.

Dugouts could change the game: Water holes called cheap solution to flooding, lake pollution
Halfway between Riding Mountain and Lake Manitoba, Lorne Rossnagel raises 600 head of cattle on some of the flattest land on the Canadian Prairies. Five generations of his family have farmed in and around the RM of Westbourne on land criss-crossed by drains that carry water into Big Grass Marsh.

Manitoba announces $12 million for municipal water infrastructure
Manitoba has launched a three-year, $12-million Municipal Water Infrastructure Fund for water and waste-water projects in communities around Manitoba.

Bid for UNESCO World Heritage designation deferred one year
Mount Fuji in Japan looks like it will get the nod, but the east side of Lake Winnipeg will not — at least not yet.

Fracking Ban Stands in New York Town; Victory for Local Communities
Local residents and elected leaders in Dryden, N.Y. are celebrating victory today in a closely watched case over local fracking bans.

Upcoming Events

CWRA Luncheon Presentation Series
**followed by the Manitoba Branch AGM**
May 14th, 2013 at 12:00 noon
Holiday Inn South 1330 Pembina Hwy

Keeping Water on the Land: How, where and when?
Presented by: Genevieve Ali, Junior Chair, Watershed Systems Research Program, Centre for Earth Observation Science
To ensure your attendance at this event, register by
12:00 noon, Friday, May 10th, 2013 with: Steven Bohrn

Benefit of Wetlands. Value to Society. – 2013 Annual Meeting
June 2-6, 2013
Duluth, Minnesota

Leading wetland scientists, researchers and managers from around the world will gather to exchange ideas and learn the latest research for successful wetland management at the 2013 meeting of the Society of Wetland Scientists. Nearly 300 experts in wetland science and management will share research trends and developments during the four-day event at the Duluth Entertainment Convention Center. Guided field trips to local wetlands will take place in conjunction with the meeting.

A complete schedule and registration information appears on the event’s website,, or contact Brittany
Marsala Olson at 608-310-7855.

Canadian Water Summit: Blue Collaboration for Blue Prosperity.
June 27th, 2013
BMO Centre in Calgary, Alberta

Early Bird Pricing extended to May 7, 2013

Since 2009, the Canadian Water Summit has served as a collaborative forum for leaders from diverse sectors to share insights and further a united mission: to build a sustainable water future for Canada.  The United Nations identified 2013 The International Year of Water Cooperation. The 4th Annual Canadian Water Summit will explore how organizations across sectors and across geographies are working together to drive innovation in water and prosperity in their communities.  

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Flood Watch 2013
CBC Manitoba's website provides links to photos and videos, news articles, information on road closures, and other resources. Visit website.
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