2017 Conference

Each year, Partners FOR the Saskatchewan River Basin (PFSRB) strives to bring quality speakers, water experts, non-profit, and industry representatives together to talk about the interconnectedness and importance of water, our most valuable resource. We were pleased to partner with the North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance and the CP Rail Partnership in Aboriginal Planning in hosting this important and timely conference.

This year's conference was held October 17 - 19, 2017 at the Executive Royal Hotel in Leduc, just outside Edmonton, Alberta. The theme was Flowing Waters: Water Quality and Transboundary Issues in the Saskatchewan River Basin

For conference info, please visit www.flowingwatersconf.com 

Conference Presentations: 

October 18, 2017

The IJC, Water Quality in Shared Waters and the Red-Assiniboine River Basin - Dr. Glenn Benoy, International Joint Commission

The PPWB Master Agreement on Apportionment - Mike Renouf, PPWB

Alberta's Perspective on the PPWB - Brian Yee, Transboundary Waters Secretariat, AEP

Manitoba-Saskatchewan Transboundary Water Issues - Warrick Baijius, Department of Geography and Planning, University of Saskatchewan

Wetlands Critical for Water Quality - Bryan Page, Institute for Wetland and Waterfowl Research, Ducks Unlimited Canada

Development of Water Quality Objectives and their use together with Long-term Trend Analysis in the Assessment of Transboundary River Water Quality - Dr. Joanne Sketchell, PPWB

Follow-up to Water Quality Excursions Through a Coordinated and Cooperative Approach to Maintain Transboundary Water Quality - Sharon Reedyk, Agriculture Canada and Agri-Food Canada

An Overview of Water Allocation in the North Saskatchewan River Basin in Alberta - John Thompson, North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance

Modelling the Effects of Climate Change on Future Water Supplies in Alberta - Dr. Greg Goss, University of Alberta

Banquet Keynote: "Capital Region River Valley Park System: 2017 Highlights" - Larry Wall, River Valley Alliance

October 19, 2017

Frog Lake Source Water Protection Plan - Dr. Robert Patrick, University of Saskatchewan and Len Quinney, Frog Lake First Nations

EPCOR's Source Water Protection Plan for the North Saskatchewan River - Dr. Steve Craik and Mike Christensen, EPCOR

A 900-year Perspective on Hydro-Climatic Variability and Change in the Saskatchewan River Basin - Dr. David Sauchyn, PARC/University of Regina

Lake Level Trends in Alberta - Dr. Cristina Buendia, North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance

NSWA's Headwaters Alliance: An Intermunicipal Approach to Watershed Management - Mary Ellen Shain, North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance

The Sturgeon River Watershed Alliance: Watershed Projects ro Promote Collective Action - Melissa Logan, City of St. Albert

The Vermilion Watershed Alliance: From Planning to Practice - Mara Erickson, North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance

Lake Management Initiatives in the North Saskatchewan River Basin - Breda Muldoon, North Saskatchewan Watershed Alliance


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