Media Advisory - The Alberta Water Conference

    CALGARY, May 14 /CNW Telbec/ - Alberta must make difficult decisions
about water allocation, management and conservation to ensure its economic and
social well-being. The Alberta Water Conference, hosted by The Conference
Board of Canada, will examine Alberta's water supply, distribution, and
quality issues.

    When:   May 19 - 20, 2009

    Who:    Robert Sandford, Chair, Canadian Partnership Initiatives, United
            Nations Water for Life Decade and Director, Western Watersheds
            Climate Research Collaborative, will discuss what happens when
            the well runs dry, at 8:30 a.m., Tuesday

            Alec Blyth, Research Hydrogeologist, Alberta Research Council,
            will examine the potential effects of oil and gas development on
            ground water and water wells, at 10:30 a.m., Tuesday

            The Hon. Rob Renner, Minister, Alberta Environment, will deliver
            the luncheon presentation, Cumulative effects management - the
            future of environmental planning, at 12:45 p.m., Tuesday

            Don Thompson, President, The Oil Sands Developers Group (OSDG),
            will provide OSDG's perspective on oil sands and water use, at
            2:00 p.m., Tuesday

    Where:  Hyatt Regency Calgary, 700 Centre Street SE

    For more information, visit:

    This event is sponsored by Zerofootprint, Bullfrog Power, Alberta Onsite
Waste Water Management Association, Alberta Water Research Institute and the
Canadian Business for Social Responsibility.

    Media must register in advance.

For further information:

For further information: or media accreditation: Yvonne Squires, Media
Relations, (613) 526-3090, ext. 221,

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