2018 RDRWA Spring Forum Highlights!


The Red Deer River Watershed Alliance hosted our 2018 Spring Forum at Beaupre Community Hall near Cochrane on March 22nd, which fittingly was also World Water Day, a global holiday celebrating the sustainable management of our water resources. This year’s theme – Nature for Water – explored how we can use nature to overcome the water challenges of the 21st century. Building on this theme, the RDRWA brought together five experts in their respective fields, who presented on key issues related to water and land use challenges within the Red Deer River Watershed. The 40 attendees also had an opportunity to learn about different ecological tools and resources available to municipal councillors and planning staff, as well as resources and grants available to the general public.

RDRWA Executive Director, Jeff Hanger presented an update on the work of the Alliance, as well as future directions for the organization over the next three years. The RDRWA also presented its highest honour, the ‘Watershed Ambassador’ award to recipients ALUS Canada and Ray Reckseidler, in recognition of their contributions to watershed management and stewardship. Congratulations Ray and ALUS Canada!

The RDRWA’s goal  for all of our events is to encourage all citizens to become engaged in watershed stewardship issues and activities within their local communities, and to better understand that we all have an important role to play in helping to keep our watershed healthy, dynamic and sustainable.

Presentations were made by:

Marina Krainer, Ghost Watershed Alliance Society

Liliana Bozic, Urban Systems Limited

Dr. Robert Summers, Alberta Land Institute

Mac Hickley, Alberta Environment and Parks

Dr. Shari Clare, Fiera Biological Consulting

Jeff Hanger, RDRWA Executive Director

Presentations can be downloaded by clicking on the presenter's name


Jeff Hanger,Ray Reckseidler and Bill Shaw. Photo by RDRWA Staff. 

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