Explore water indicators
Large-scale water resource availability in Alberta
Alberta’s water scientists published a new paper providing baseline quantification of water distribution in Alberta and changes in water yield, streamflow timing and climate from 1976 to 2015. Learn about geographic drivers of changing water distributions in Alberta and the disparity between regions of water surplus and deficit.
The scientific foundation for water quality monitoring
Learn about the key scientific questions, approaches and deliverables for a 5-year provincial water quality monitoring, evaluation and reporting plan for rivers and streams across Alberta. The goal of this plan is to provide a scientific foundation for understanding how various natural and anthropogenic stressors are potentially impacting water quality within Alberta’s rivers and streams.
Learn about A five-year provincial water quality plan.
Report: The WaterSHED monitoring program: technical progress report 2018-2021
Date published: August 2023
Authors: Emmerton, C., N. Taube, J.P. Laceby, C. Buendia-Fores, J. Orwin, J. Willis, B. Jackson, C. Ware, E. Murray, R. Pickering, and R. Ozipko
Scientific Paper: A resilience framework for physical hydrology
Date published: July 2023
Authors: Newton, B.W. and C. Spence
Scientific Paper: Regional variability and changing water distributions drive large-scale water resource availability in Alberta, Canada
Date published: March 2023
Authors: Newton, B.W. and N. Taube
Access data and learn about how Alberta’s Environmental Science Program monitors Alberta’s water quality and quantity: Environmental monitoring.
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