Water Organizations in Alberta

Organization

Contact Information

What they are all about…

Alberta Ecotrust

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http://www.albertaecotrust.com

Bart Robinson
1-403-209-2245

-Fund non-profit environmental projects, strengthen the ability of the voluntary sector to affect positive environmental change, and promote the environment as the foundation of a healthy community.

Green Calgary

http://www.greencalgary.org

Geoff Braun:
1-403-230-1443 ext. 229

-Environmental education about how to use water effectively both to save the environment and conserve water.
Green Drinks Calgary

http://www.greendrinkscalgary.ca -Monthly meet up of Calgarians concerned about the environment.

Sierra Club of Calgary

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http://sierraclubchinook.org/

Grady Semmens:
1-403-233-7332

-Focuses on many issues concerning Canada's environment, including the deterioration of the earth's atmosphere and oceans.

Greenpeace

http://www.greenpeace.com

1-780-430-9202 (Edmonton)

-Independently funded
-Campaigning against environmental degradation.
-Deals on an international level

Pembina

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http://www.pembina.org

Julia Kilpatrick
1-403-269-3344

"A world in which our immediate and future needs are met in a manner that protects the earth's living systems; ensures clean air, land and water; prevents dangerous climate change, and provides for a safe and just global community."

REAP Calgary

http://www.reapcalgary.com/

Stephanie Jackman
1-403-862-2874

-Aim is to help people make choices that are good for the environment.

-Free online magazine, which alerts people about environment.

Sustainable Calgary

http://www.sustainablecalgary.ca

Russell Koehler
1-403-270-0777

Mission Statement (taken from their website):
-"To promote, encourage and support community level actions and initiatives that move Calgary toward a sustainable future."
The David Suzuki Foundation
http://www.davidsuzuki.org
Head offices in Vancouver, Toronto, Ottawa and Montreal.
Elois Yaxley
1-604-732-4228 (Vancouver)
-Work with the government, business and individuals.
-Aim to "protect the diversity of nature and quality of life in the future" (taken from their website).
Sustainability On- University of Calgary
http://www.ucalgary.ca/sustainability/water -The University of Calgary is taking steps to make the quality and use of water better in Calgary.

National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy

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http://www.nrtee-trnee.com/

Alex Long
1-613-992-0620

-Researches water issues.
-Advises federal government on issues
-National and International work

POLIS

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http://www.polisproject.org

Ann Zurbrigg
1-250-721-6388 (Victoria)

-Promotes ecological thinking
-Inform, educate and research environmental issues.

Canadian Water Resources Association

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http://www.cwra.org

Andrew Szojka
1-403-238-1560

-National Organization
-Public, private and academic sectors involved
-Raises awareness of the value of water and promotes responsible and effective water resource management in Canada.
Western Canada Water

http://www.wcwwa.ca/

Mark Keller
1-403-709-0064

-Offers seminars, training books, and a magazine to promote communication in the municipal water and sewer industry in Western Canada.
-Mission (taken from their website): "To support and advance the role of water professionals through our constituent organizations in protecting the environment and public health."

Canadian Water and Wastewater Association

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http://www.cwwa.ca/

Jennifer Jackson
1-613-747-0524

-Aims to be the national representative and voice on water and wastewater issues.
-Raises public awareness.
-Advocates regulations that are effective and reasonable

Canadian Association on Water Quality

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http://www.cawq.ca/

1-905-336-6291 (Ontario)

-Voluntary, not for profit organization
-Collection of individuals from industry, government and academia who are interested in water treatment and pollution control.
-Promotes research on water quality.

The Council of Canadians

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http://www.canadians.org/water

1-613-233-4487

-Trying to achieve a national water policy that protects Canada's water from bulk exports and privatization.

Blue Planet Project

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http://www.blueplanetproject.net

Anil Naidoo
1-613-233-2773

-International civil society movement begun by The Council Of Canadians to protect the world's fresh water from the growing threats of trade and privatization.
-Works on a worldwide level, as well as just in Canada.

Water Innovation Centre

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http://www.waterinnovationhub.org

1-204-958-7700 (Winnipeg)

-Deals with water management
-Aims to improve the well being of the worlds environment.

Waterlution

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http://www.waterlution.org

Karen Kun
1-416-887-4709

-"Engaging individuals, organizations and communities in exploring issues facing our local and global water supply with the goal of developing solutions that respect our water and ecosystem for many generations to come." (Taken from their website).