Running on Empty: Alberta's pending resource problems

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dc.contributor.author Oram, Michael
dc.date.accessioned 2011-04-13T19:24:40Z
dc.date.available 2011-04-13T19:24:40Z
dc.date.issued 2011-04-01
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10294/3264
dc.description.abstract Southern Alberta is facing a looming resource crisis that surprisingly has nothing to do with oil. The South Saskatchewan River Basin, which is the only river system that does not flow north, is at or has exceeded maximum water allotment for the region. This has created an impending crisis considering that the majority of the Alberta population lives in the southern region, including the sprawling metropolis that is Calgary. Several attempts have been made at solving this looming problem such as the new Alberta Land Use Framework, amendments to the Alberta MGA and various development plans such as the County of Rocky View’s Growth Management Strategy. However, with little to no collaboration between governing bodies and no proposed plans to ease the stresses on the South Saskatchewan River Basin, the problem remains prevalent. What options do policy makers have to solve this problem and how can this issue, which is largely ignored at the political level, be put on the public agenda? This presentation will explore these issues and there implications within both Alberta and Saskatchewan. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher University of Regina Graduate Students' Association en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Session 1.1 en_US
dc.subject Water en_US
dc.subject Policy en_US
dc.subject Environment en_US
dc.subject Alberta en_US
dc.subject Saskatchewan en_US
dc.subject South Saskatchewan River Basin en_US
dc.subject Calgary en_US
dc.subject Urban Development en_US
dc.subject Land Use Planning en_US
dc.subject Resource Management en_US
dc.subject Natural Resources en_US
dc.title Running on Empty: Alberta's pending resource problems en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US
dc.description.authorstatus Student en_US
dc.description.peerreview yes en_US


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