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Water in northern Alberta

Technical Report:

Abstract

This report contains background information, including historical aspects, roles of government agencies, and relevant technical information, for use as a resource document at a conference on water resources in northern Alberta. An overview is presented of the three river basins which are the geographic focus of this report (Peace River, Athabasca, and Beaver River), describing their characteristics, the types of human activity occurring in them, and the relevant issues pertaining to water. The roles and responsibilities of government departments and agencies in water management are then introduced. A section on water resource issues defines ten topic areas, and for each issue, a summary of the issue, background of the issue, and key concerns and suggested actions are given. These issue areas concern groundwater management (including protection from contamination by oil field produced water), community water supply, farmland drainage and erosion, protection of surface water quality, watershed and wetlands management, farm and rural water supply, tourism/recreation and fisheries, industrial water use (particularly by the oil sand, forestry, and hydroelectric power industries), native peoples' concerns, and water diversion. The final section discusses a number of common themes which arose from the public consultation process, including integrated planning and program coordination, monitoring and  More>>
Authors:
Publication Date:
Jan 01, 1987
Product Type:
Technical Report
Report Number:
DPAG-8712; MICROLOG-88-03411
Reference Number:
CANM-89-000991; ERA-14-022283; EDB-89-062292
Subject:
29 ENERGY PLANNING, POLICY AND ECONOMY; ALBERTA; WATER RESOURCES; ENERGY SOURCE DEVELOPMENT; WATER USE; RESOURCE MANAGEMENT; ENVIRONMENTAL EFFECTS; PLANNING; WATER QUALITY; CANADA; ENVIRONMENTAL QUALITY; MANAGEMENT; NORTH AMERICA; RESOURCES; 290400* - Energy Planning & Policy- Energy Resources; 290300 - Energy Planning & Policy- Environment, Health, & Safety
OSTI ID:
6427088
Research Organizations:
DPA Group, Inc., Calgary, Alberta (Canada); W-E-R Engineering Ltd., Calgary, Alberta (Canada)
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
Availability:
Northern Alberta Development Council, Provincial Bldg., 2nd Floor, 9621-96th Ave., PO Bag 900-14, Peace River, AB, Canada T0H 2X0; $N/C; MF CANMET/TID, Energy, Mines and Resources Canada, 555 Booth St., Ottawa, Ont., Canada K1A 0G1; $10 CAN.
Submitting Site:
CANM
Size:
Pages: 109
Announcement Date:

Technical Report:

Citation Formats

Not Available. Water in northern Alberta. Canada: N. p., 1987. Web.
Not Available. Water in northern Alberta. Canada.
Not Available. 1987. "Water in northern Alberta." Canada.
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title = {Water in northern Alberta}
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abstractNote = {This report contains background information, including historical aspects, roles of government agencies, and relevant technical information, for use as a resource document at a conference on water resources in northern Alberta. An overview is presented of the three river basins which are the geographic focus of this report (Peace River, Athabasca, and Beaver River), describing their characteristics, the types of human activity occurring in them, and the relevant issues pertaining to water. The roles and responsibilities of government departments and agencies in water management are then introduced. A section on water resource issues defines ten topic areas, and for each issue, a summary of the issue, background of the issue, and key concerns and suggested actions are given. These issue areas concern groundwater management (including protection from contamination by oil field produced water), community water supply, farmland drainage and erosion, protection of surface water quality, watershed and wetlands management, farm and rural water supply, tourism/recreation and fisheries, industrial water use (particularly by the oil sand, forestry, and hydroelectric power industries), native peoples' concerns, and water diversion. The final section discusses a number of common themes which arose from the public consultation process, including integrated planning and program coordination, monitoring and enforcement, public information, and research requirements. 22 refs., 8 figs., 3 tabs.}
place = {Canada}
year = {1987}
month = {Jan}
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