Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta Government Earmarks Money for Protecting Province's Watersheds

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Alberta Government Earmarks Money for Protecting Province's Watersheds

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Alberta government earmarks money for water

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EDMONTON - The NDP government is working towards protecting Alberta's watersheds with a series of multi-year grants totalling $12 million.

Officials say the announcement coincides with World Water Day, a date devoted to tackling the world's water crisis.

The plan will see $3.2 million for each of the 11 watershed councils to address health and water management issues over the next three years.

Environment Minister Shannon Phillips says the funds also help to advance research, education, collaboration and planning to address matters of water quality, quantity and consumption.

The administrators of the province's watershed organizations say the funding shows that the government cares about water in Alberta. …

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