The Water Channel

Welcome to The Water Channel! This platform was created by Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) to connect water literacy practitioners and policy makers, and to promote water literacy tools, events, networking, collaboration and information sharing.

What's a practitioner? An individual or group involved in planning, directing and delivering information about water to an audience. This can include those who work in the formal education system, but also federal, Indigenous, provincial and municipal governments, non-profit organizations, industry, and policy makers.

Being "water literate" means having an understanding of the significance of water in life, and understanding where water comes from and how to use it sustainably.

Throughout this platform you will find information about water in Alberta, and opportunities to discuss water issues with other practitioners. We hope to extend the reach of current water literacy programs and resources, develop new products and programs to inform Albertans based on gaps identified, and create a community where practitioners can communicate with each other!

We welcome all comments but ask that you please familiarize yourself with our comment policy:

Personal Information Collection and use Notification

Opinions and comments you provide on Water Channel website, hosted by Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) are being collected under the authority of Section 33 (c) of the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act and managed in accordance with Part 2 of the FOIP Act. Comments and opinions you provide will be used by AEP for the purpose of connecting water literacy practitioners and policy makers, and to promote water literacy tools, events, networking, and collaboration. Participation on the Water Channel website is strictly voluntary, and your comments and opinions will not be disclosed for any other purpose than stated without your written consent or unless required by law to do so. AEP does not intend on anonymizing any of the comments provided on the Water Channel website. Any personal information, such as a name, home address and home phone number, or personal identifiers you would not consent to being posted publically should not be included in the comments you provide on the Water Channel website. Should you wish to have your personal information removed, corrected or have concerns pertaining to the Water Channel website, please contact Janine Higgins, Community Engagement Lead, Tel: (780) 643-1780 or the AEP Information Centre at (780) 310-3773.

Welcome to The Water Channel! This platform was created by Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) to connect water literacy practitioners and policy makers, and to promote water literacy tools, events, networking, collaboration and information sharing.

What's a practitioner? An individual or group involved in planning, directing and delivering information about water to an audience. This can include those who work in the formal education system, but also federal, Indigenous, provincial and municipal governments, non-profit organizations, industry, and policy makers.

Being "water literate" means having an understanding of the significance of water in life, and understanding where water comes from and how to use it sustainably.

Throughout this platform you will find information about water in Alberta, and opportunities to discuss water issues with other practitioners. We hope to extend the reach of current water literacy programs and resources, develop new products and programs to inform Albertans based on gaps identified, and create a community where practitioners can communicate with each other!

We welcome all comments but ask that you please familiarize yourself with our comment policy:

Personal Information Collection and use Notification

Opinions and comments you provide on Water Channel website, hosted by Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) are being collected under the authority of Section 33 (c) of the Alberta Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy (FOIP) Act and managed in accordance with Part 2 of the FOIP Act. Comments and opinions you provide will be used by AEP for the purpose of connecting water literacy practitioners and policy makers, and to promote water literacy tools, events, networking, and collaboration. Participation on the Water Channel website is strictly voluntary, and your comments and opinions will not be disclosed for any other purpose than stated without your written consent or unless required by law to do so. AEP does not intend on anonymizing any of the comments provided on the Water Channel website. Any personal information, such as a name, home address and home phone number, or personal identifiers you would not consent to being posted publically should not be included in the comments you provide on the Water Channel website. Should you wish to have your personal information removed, corrected or have concerns pertaining to the Water Channel website, please contact Janine Higgins, Community Engagement Lead, Tel: (780) 643-1780 or the AEP Information Centre at (780) 310-3773.

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    AEP has developed tools that help practitioners organize and record their thoughts in a systematic way throughout the program development phase. What tools do you use when developing a new program?

    AEP has developed tools that help practitioners organize and record their thoughts in a systematic way throughout the program development phase. What tools do you use when developing a new program?

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    Water for all 2019 theme
    This year’s theme for World Water Day (March 22), ‘Leaving no one behind’, adapts the central promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that as sustainable development progresses, everyone must benefit. Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) is to ensure availability and sustainable management of water for all by 2030. By definition, this means leaving no one behind.

    But today, billions of people are still living without safe water – their households, schools, workplaces, farms and factories struggling to survive and thrive.

    Marginalized groups – women, children, refugees, indigenous peoples, disabled people and many others – are...

    This year’s theme for World Water Day (March 22), ‘Leaving no one behind’, adapts the central promise of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development that as sustainable development progresses, everyone must benefit. Sustainable Development Goal 6 (SDG 6) is to ensure availability and sustainable management of water for all by 2030. By definition, this means leaving no one behind.

    But today, billions of people are still living without safe water – their households, schools, workplaces, farms and factories struggling to survive and thrive.

    Marginalized groups – women, children, refugees, indigenous peoples, disabled people and many others – are often overlooked, and sometimes face discrimination, as they try to access and manage the safe water they need.

    Whoever you are, wherever you are, water is your human right.

    Together with access to sanitation, safe water underpins public health and is therefore critical to sustainable development and a stable and prosperous world.

    We cannot move forward as a global society while so many people are living without safe water.

    How will you be celebrating World Water Day this year to help tackle the water crisis? Share your events and ideas below! More information can be found here


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    There are many great opportunities across Alberta to celebrate World Water Day on March 22, 2018. What events are you hosting, or do you plan to attend?

    There are many great opportunities across Alberta to celebrate World Water Day on March 22, 2018. What events are you hosting, or do you plan to attend?

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