South Saskatchewan River Basin (SSRB) Adaptation to Climate Variability Project

Watersmart Solutions Ltd./Alberta Innovates – Energy and Environment Solutions

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Research & Development

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Bow River and Oldman River sub-basins of the South Saskatchewan River Basin

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With continuing population and economic growth comes a demand not only for more water but also for improved environmental management. This initiative assisted communities in adapting to existing and future climate variability, while identifying opportunities for environmental improvement and economic growth. It also explored improvements in water storage and infrastructure, as well as the timing of withdrawals, releases and flows, using an informed, collaborative and adaptive approach to water resource management.

For this project, Alberta Innovates joined with the non-profit WaterSMART Solutions Ltd. to improve water management through better practices and technologies.