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2018 | DISCOVER | Education and Watershed Management

Sharing Water on the Prairies

2019 marked 50 years of collaborative water management in the Canadian Prairie region. This is a brief  information sheet explaining the Master Agreement on Apportionment – how water from Canadian Prairie Rivers is shared with the provinces of Alberta, Saskatchewan and Manitoba.

Why Watershed Planning

The importance of watersheds, strategies for protecting watershed health and information on the role of NSWA as a steward for the North Saskatchewan River watershed in Alberta.

Water Words

Definitions for words and acronyms relating to water in Alberta, Canada. It is a useful tool for those needing to become familiar with water-related acronyms and/or technical and general water terms.

CATTAIL FACTORY

Historically, all over the world, cattail was once used as a significant food source and construction material.  Today, the value of cattail is rediscovered as a highly-efficient means of improving water quality and developing sustainable energy sources.

wetland fun facts 

Victoria Settlement River lots 1878

Today these early river lots are still visible on Smoky Lake County maps

watershed wild food & medicine

wetland wild food & medicine

Early edmonton coal mine 01

From 1880 to about 1960, coal was king in the North Saskatchewan River valley at Edmonton. This is an adaptation of a map that appears on page 196 of “Living in the SHED” (you can purchase a copy HERE.)

early edmonton coal mine 02

From 1880 to about 1960, coal was king in the North Saskatchewan River valley at Edmonton. This map of 10 early coal mines within the City of Edmonton appears on page 191 of  “Living in the SHED” along with details pertaining to each mine. A copy of Living in the SHED can be purchased HERE.

early edmonton coal mine 03

From 1880 to about 1960, coal was king in the North Saskatchewan River valley at Edmonton. This map appears on page 193 of Living in the SHED. Get your copy HERE.

Pre-Contact Beaver Range
in North America 

Beaver – Elk Island National Park Photo: Bill trout

Pre-Contact Bison Range
in North America

Bison – Elk Island National Park. Photo: Bill Trout