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Manitoba sues flooded-out First Nations
The Manitoba government is suing several First Nations that were hardest hit by the 2011 flood, responding to a $950-million potential class-action lawsuit with legal action of its own.

Province eyes permanent Lake St. Martin flood channel
The provincial government has announced two new measures to mitigate flood dangers in the province and usher water out of Lake Manitoba more quickly

New units to help keep invasive aquatic species out of province
Two new high-heat, high-pressure mobile boat decontamination units will travel the province this summer in an attempt to reduce the chances of invasive aquatic species entering Manitoba.

Global majority faces water shortages 'within two generations'
The majority of the 9 billion people on Earth will live with severe pressure on fresh water within the space of two generations as climate change, pollution and over-use of resources take their toll, 500 scientists have warned.

Water footprinting vital environmental tool
First there were food miles and now water footprinting seems to be next in line as consumers take a closer look at the sustainability of the food they buy.

Ranchers hit by wall of water demand post-flood answers
Sitting as it does on a kind of plateau north of the highlands of Riding Mountain National Park, it’s hard to believe that this area could be flooded at all.
But a flash flood did sweep through the century-old farmyard of cattle producers Karen and Craig Von Bargen.


Upcoming Events

BCSEA Webinar: Algae Biofuels
Tuesday, June 11 at noon PDT (2:00 PM CDT)

Around the world, 10,000 researchers and engineers are working to develop ways to grow algae for biodiesel, green gasoline, aviation fuel, sustainable animal feeds and human health products. But can the industry live up to the hype?

Presenter: Dr. John Benemann is co-founder & CEO of MicroBio Engineering, Inc, a wastewater and algal biofuels research-engineering company, and founding Director of the Algae Biomass Organization, a non-profit society that promotes the development of viable technologies and commercial markets for renewable and sustainable products derived from algae.
Reserve your free Webinar seat now at:

Rain Barrel Fundraising Sales in Winnipeg
June 15th, 2013

Three groups are holding rain barrel fundraising sales this year: Vincent Massey Collegiate Safe Grad, St. Matthew’s Maryland Community Ministry, and Pinawa Christian Fellowship.  Pick up for each is scheduled for June 15th, 2013. 

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Canadian Water Summit Contest
Deadline: June 17th, 2013 at 6pm

The Canadian Water Summit and Cenovus Energy are looking for big ideas from young leaders on how Canada's industry and public can make our country a world leader in water innovation and conservation. Enter your idea to win a FREE pass to the Canadian Water Summit on June 27 AND an exclusive Networking & Development Workshop on June 26.

Send a written and/or visual response to that answers the question: How can Canadian industry and the general public collaborate to drive water conservation?

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Reflections on a Marsh

Dr. Jennifer Shay has written an account of the Delta Marsh Field Station’s early years. Copies of this richly illustrated memoir are available for $22 by contacting

Job Opportunities

Canadian Water Resources Association needs an intern!
Location:    TBD - The position can be located in Lethbridge, Calgary, Winnipeg, Quebec City or Vancouver

We are a multidisciplinary cross Canada water organization dealing with the private, academic and public sectors. We are growing and are looking for an enthusiastic individual to work with our Executive Director.
Salary: $15,000 for 4 months
Internship period: July 2 – October 25, 2013 (there is a potential for an extension beyond the 4 months)
Application Deadline:  June 7, 2013

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