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Wetlands Alberta

Engaging Albertans to conserve and protect wetlands

DID YOU KNOW?

Wetlands are one of the most productive ecosystems on the planet.

News from July 2011

Flooding and wetlands - what's the connection?

July 14, 2011

With climate patterns that we haven’t seen since settlement began and increased flooding rivers in Saskatchewan and Alberta, Dr. John Pomeroy explains that our traditional reliance on water control structures like dams may not be enough.

Now is the time to rethink the role of wetlands as the original, natural form of storing water in watersheds and landscapes and reducing the effects of downstream flooding. Having drained many wetlands over the past century, we have reduced natural storage and other benefits those wetlands provide, and at the same time, added strain to our water control structures and other flood management systems. Visit GlobalSask for a brief news clip featuring Dr. Pomeroy.