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Manitoba Branch News & Events

 

UPCOMING EVENTS

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CWRA MB Webinar Series

Innovations in Water & Wastewater Treatment

March 22, 2017 (10:00 AM CST) - World Water Day - City of Brandon Water Reclamation Facility - Patrick Pulak, P.Eng, Director of Engineering Services & Water Resources, City of Brandon.

April 20, 2017 (12:00 Noon CST) - Wetland Vegetation and Urban Runoff: A Case Study in Enchanted Landscape Environmental Performance - Chris Penner, B.Sc., MNRM, Ecologist & Environmental Designer, Scatliff+Miller+Murray.

May 17, 2017 (12:00 Noon CST) - Reduction of Trihalomethane Disinfection By-products in the Yellowhead Regional Co-op - Travis Parsons, P.Eng., Chief Engineer, Manitoba Water Services Board.

June 15, 2017 (12:00 Noon CST) - Addressing Nutrient Contamination of Tile Drainage Effluent with Denitrifying Woodchip Bioreactors in Cooler Climate Areas - Steve Sager, P.Ag., Soil Resource Specialist, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.

See event poster to register.


 

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April 12, 2017 - CWRA MB Luncheon

Nutrient Reduction Strategy for the Red River Basin - Weaving Together Who's on Frist, What's on Second, and I Don't Know on Third.

With the Red River providing on average 15% of the total quantity of water to Lake Winnipeg but about 60% of the Total Phosphorus and Total Nitrogen loads, it is being looked to first for potential nutrient reduction strategies. Manitoba, North Dakota and Minnesota are each developing or beginning implementation of their own nutrient reduction strategies. The RRBC is working with the International Joint Commission - International Red River Board Water Quality Committee to structure a basinwide strategy to protect the ecological health of the Red River, its tributary streams, and Lake Winnipeg. The Red River Nutrient Reduction Strategy has been the combined effort of these organizations for several years.

Jeff Lewis, Exceutive Director, Red River Basin Commission (RRBC), will present.

See event poster to register.


PAST EVENTS

 

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March 15, 2017 - CWRA Luncheon

A Brief Hydraulic History of the Shoal Lake Aqueduct

The project known as the Greater Winnipeg Water District’s Shoal Lake Aqueduct was truly one of the most significant public works projects of the 20th century. A 160 km long water supply pipeline built in the period from 1913 to 1919 during the First World War, the Aqueduct was remarkable, not only for its innovation and many technical achievements, but also for its profound impact on the quality of life of the citizens of Winnipeg and numerous communities in southeastern Manitoba.

C.C. Macey, Americas Technical Practice Leader, Condition Assessment and Rehabilitation, AECOM, will present.

See event poster here.


 

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December 1, 2016 CWRA Luncheon

The Hydrodynamics of Delta Marsh: Using Engineering Tools to Guide Conservation at a Coastal Wetland

Delta Marsh is an immense wetland along the southern coast of Lake Manitoba, with a storied history of ecological productivity and anthropologic use for over a century. Over the past 50 years, marsh deterioration has led to diminished water quality and decreases in the abundance of native species. The 'Restoring the Tradition' project was initiated in 2013, with the goal of restoring the ecological productivity of Delta Marsh.

Parsa Aminian, Conservation Specialist, Ducks Unlimited Canada, will present.

See event poster here. 


 

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October 25, 2016 CWRA Luncheon

Recent Advances in Integrated Hydrologic Modelling: Application to the Assiniboine River Basin

In this talk, a brief technical introduction to HGS will be provided, with focus on recentadvances in its ability to facilitate high-resolution fully coupled groundwater – surface water simulations for large river basins. An overview of the ARB project will also be provided along with some snapshots of current progress.

Dr. Steven Frey, Senior Scientist Aquanty Inc. and Henry Nelson, Vice-Chair Manitoba Forage and Grassland Association will present.

See event poster here. 


 

June 20th - CWRA Manitoba Branch Luncheon - Winnipeg, MB

The Manitoba Hydrometric Program is currently managed under the umbrella of the Canada-Manitoba Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) for Water Quantity Surveys; a partnership that just celebrated its 40th anniversary last year, having been formed by the Government of Canada and the Province of Manitoba in 1975. The Memorandum of Agreement provides a framework for the pooling of financial resources through cost sharing, and also ensures standardized collection of hydrometric data.

Chris Propp, Hydrologic Services Engineer with Manitoba Infrastructure, will provide an overview of the history of hydrometric monitoring in the Province of Manitoba, the current state of the Hydrometric Program, and the future directions and challenges for hydrometric monitoring in Manitoba.

See event poster here.


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May 12, 2016 - CWRA Manitoba Branch Luncheon and Annual General Meeting – Winnipeg, MB

Dr. Henry David (Hank) Venema and Dr. Danny Blair will be presenting on The Prairie Climate Centre, a joint initiative of the University of Winnipeg and the International Institute for Sustainable Development.  This newly developed centre assists governments, businesses and community members identify and anticipate risks, take advantage of emerging opportunities, build capacity, and enhance economic and environmental resilience to climate change. 

Manitoba Branch will be approving new by-laws at the upcoming CWRA Manitoba Branch Annual General Meeting (AGM) to be held on May 12, 2016 immediately following the Luncheon Presentation to be held at 12 noon at the Holiday Inn South, 1330 Pembina Highway, Winnipeg, Manitoba.  All CWRA members residing in Manitoba are welcome to attend the AGM.  The proposed by-laws can be viewed here

 See event poster here.


Thursday, Janaury 28th, 2016

THE CWRA IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE ANOTHER PRESENTATION IN OUR LUNCHEON PRESENTATION SERIES:

GABRIELLE LEO, Wetland Inventory Specialist with Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation, will present:

“Wetland Inventory Project: Building a Baseline for Wetland Resource Planning in Manitoba"

* FOR COMPLETE DETAILS, VIEW THE EVENT POSTER HERE *


Thursday, December 3rd, 2015

THE CWRA IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE ANOTHER PRESENTATION IN OUR LUNCHEON PRESENTATION SERIES:

Dr. Annemieke Farenhorst, Director of H20 Create, Department of Soil Science, University of Manitoba, will present:

“Safe Drinking Water Rights: A Closer Look at First Nations Communities in Manitoba"

FOR COMPLETE DETAILS PLEASE SEE ATTACHED BULLETIN.


Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

THE CWRA IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE ANOTHER PRESENTATION IN OUR LUNCHEON PRESENTATION SERIES:

Nicole Armstrong, Director of the Water Science and Management Branch, Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship, will present:

“Prairie Provinces Water Board: Water Quality Objectives"

FOR COMPLETE DETAILS PLEASE SEE ATTACHED BULLETIN.


 

Tuesday, September 29th, 2015

THE CWRA IS PROUD TO ANNOUNCE ANOTHER PRESENTATION IN OUR LUNCHEON PRESENTATION SERIES.


Dave Brown, Water Resources Department Head, KGS Group, will present:

“Point du Bois Generating Station Spillway Replacement"

FOR COMPLETE DETAILS PLEASE SEE ATTACHED BULLETIN.


2015 National CWRA Conference & Annual AGM

 More Extremes? Preparing for future challenges to Canada's water resources
June 2 - 4, 2015

Radisson Hotel, Winnipeg, Manitoba


2014 CWRA Board of Directors Mid-term Meeting and Workshop

January 31 - February 1, 2014

The CWRA Manitoba Branch will host the 2014 Mid-term Board of Directors meeting on February 1, 2014 for CWRA National Directors. A day earlier, a workshop will be held and open to the public. Workshop details are included below and in the attached posted.

Flood Forecasting: Fact vs. Fiction?
Flood forecasting is one of the most poorly understood disciplines in the fields of hydrology and water management. The Manitoba CWRA Branch will host a one-day workshop where leading experts from a variety of fields will provide in-depth technical presentations to help demystify some of the many complexities surrounding the physical processes responsible for extreme runoff events and to describe past forecasting methodologies. More importantly, this workshop will provide a context for contemporary forecasting models and shed light on reasonable limits of confidence and reliability that can be expected from them. Time for questions and group discussion will be provided following each presenter, and a panel of experts will participate in an interactive discussion to conclude the workshop.