This year it seems like water is really making it’s power known. From devastating us with floods and tsunamis, to crippling us by its absence in drought. As our population continues to grow, our management of that all important resource becomes essential. How we harness it, develop it store it and share it all have a huge impact on our ability to provide necessities for that growing population. Communication and dialogue about failures, successes and the future are an integral part of developing strategies for water both at home and globally.
Reasons like those are behind the Water, Agriculture & the Environment Conference. The event, held in Lethbridge, Alberta, brought together a number of experts in water management to wrestle with and promote awareness of issues surrounding water use and management in Southern Alberta and around the world. I spoke with Brent Patterson of Alberta Agriculture and Rural Development about the conference.
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