Environmental risks for the NSR
What are the short term and long terms enviornmental risks we face as a region? This page includes documents that identify risks and threats related to current and future use of the region. Mitigation measures that may be placed in the regional planning context are also presented.
Often risks relate to the cumulative environmental effects of a region but may also involve the identification of acute risks that may irreparably alter or harm our environment. Risk identification is an ongoing process and requires ongoing monitoring and assesment.
Water (Quality and Quantity)
Source Water Protection Plan (EPCOR, December 2014) (Specific risks identified - pages 61-69)
identifies various point and non-point source risks to water quality
Identifies various environmental challenges the city faces and sets out goals, objectives and strategic actions
identifies possible risks associated with climate change including reduced glacial contributions to base flows and variability in snow pack
Climate Change (Prairie Adaptation Research Collaborative -PARC)
Biodiversity and climate change
Climate refugia for boreal birds in Alberta (Dec 2014) (D. Stralberg, R.B. Schneider, E.M. Bayne) (pdf)
Agricultural Risk Maps (based on 2001 data)
Downstream Risk (Saskatchewan)