We’re honouring World Water Day with a roundup of the articles we’ve written about water over the past few years.


The Province of Saskatchewan says it will start work on the first stage of a major irrigation expansion project at Lake Diefenbaker. Is the project viable? Will there be enough water given current drought conditions in Western Canada?

Evaluating the Benefits and Risks of the Lake Diefenbaker Irrigation Project [2022]

Drought in Western Canada [2024]

Urban Water Sources

Cities often develop on the banks of a river. But the waterways are at risk of becoming polluted or even buried if they stand in the way of roads and buildings. We looked at three rivers in three different cities.

Bringing New Life to an Urban Stream: Bowker Creek [Victoria, 2023]

Protecting Nose Creek’s Watershed, Wildlife, History & Community Green Space [Calgary, 2023]

Save Our Seine [Winnipeg, 2023]

Marine Habitats

There’s an urgent need to combat pollution in our oceans and to protect our estuaries, the world’s most productive ecosystems.

Addressing Marine Pollution [2023]

The Fraser Estuary: A Vital Linkage Across Space and Time [2022]

Slow Water

For centuries, we’ve tried to manage and control water. Perhaps it’s time to work with water rather than against it.

Book Review: Water Always Wins by Erica Gies [2022]

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