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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Unitech Solutions Inc.; Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd.; Marv Anderson & Associates Ltd.; AMEC Earth and Environmental.; South Saskatchewan River Basin Water Supply Steering Committee (Alta.)
OCLC Number: 758076295
Notes: "November 2009."
Description: 1 online resource (xiv, 175 pages) : illustrations (some color), color maps, digital file
Contents: 8.0. Summary of findings and recommendations. 8.1. Simulation modelling --
8.2. Non-structural water management opportunities: 8.2.1. Infrastructure operations; 8.2.2. Irrigation district water-use efficiency; 8.2.3. Market-based water allocation transfers; 8.2.4. Deficit management --
8.3. Structural water management opportunities. 9.0. Closure --
References. 7.0. Structural water management opportunities. 7.1. Introduction --
7.2. On-stream versus off-stream storage --
7.3. Hydrologic potential for new on-stream storage development --
7.4. Identification of storage sites --
7.5. Performance of additional storage developments: 7.5.1. Red Deer River Sub-basin; 7.5.2. Bow River Sub-basin; 7.5.3. Oldman River Sub-basin --
7.6. Summary. 6.0. Non-structural water management opportunities. 6.1. Introduction --
6.2. Identification and screening of options: 6.2.1. Review infrastructure operations; 6.2.2. Use of long-range weather forecasts for operations; 6.2.3. Improved irrigation efficiencies and reductions in irrigation return flows; 6.2.4. Municipal water conservation; 6.2.5. Deficit sharing; 6.2.6. Drought monitoring and response planning; 6.2.7. Reservoir sharing; 6.2.8. Allocation transfers; 6.2.9. Crop shifts within irrigation districts; 6.2.10. Industrial use conservation; 6.2.11. Increased demand monitoring and enforcement; 6.2.12. On-farm storage where opportunities exist; 6.2.13. Improved wastewater treatment; 6.2.14. Alter demand priorities in low-flow years; 6.2.15. Summary --
6.3. Review infrastructure operations: 6.3.1. Provincial infrastructure; 6.3.2. Operation of TransAlta's reservoirs --
6.4. Irrigation district water-use efficiency: 6.4.1. On-farm application efficiencies; 6.4.2. Irrigation district conveyance efficiency; 6.4.3. Return flows; 6.4.4. Summary --
6.5. Market-based water allocation transfers: 6.5.1. Summary --
6.6. Deficit sharing: 6.6.1. Summary. 5.0. Integration and analysis. 5.1. Introduction --
5.2. Simulation modeling: 5.2.1. Input data and assumptions; 5.2.2. Limitations of simulation modeling --
5.3. The scenarios: 5.3.1. Scenario 1: Current conditions; 5.3.2. Scenario 2: Year 2030 projected demands and level 1 irrigation district expansion; 5.3.3. Scenario 3: Year 2030 Projected demands and level 2 irrigation district expansion --
5.4. Evaluation of scenarios: 5.4.1. Evaluation parameters and criteria; 5.4.2. Evaluations --
5.5. Climate change: 5.5.1. Introduction; 5.5.2. Scenario 4: The climate change scenario; 5.5.3. Scenario evaluation. 4.0. Historical, current and future water demands. 4.1. Introduction --
4.2. Surface water allocations --
4.3. Current and projected population --
4.4. Municipal water demand: 4.4.1. Current municipal surface water demands; 4.4.2. Future municipal surface water demands --
4.5. Irrigation water demand: 4.5.1. Current irrigation demand; 4.5.2. Future irrigation demand --
4.6. Livestock current water use and future demand --
4.7. Current commercial water use and projected demand --
4.8. Current petroleum water use and projected demand --
4.9. Current industrial water use and projected demand --
4.10. Current other sector water use and projected demand --
4.11. Water conservation objectives --
4.12. Potential climate change impacts on future water demand --
4.13. Summary of findings and discussions of results. 3.0. Historical, current and future hydrology. 3.1. Introduction --
3.2. Precipitation, evapotranspiration and runoff: 3.2.1. Red Deer River; 3.2.2. The Bow River; 3.2.3. The Oldman River; 3.2.4. The South Saskatchewan River --
3.3. Performance in meeting inter-jurisdictional apportionment arrangements: 3.3.1. Water sharing with the United States; 3.3.2. Water sharing with Saskatchewan --
3.4. Future hydrologic conditions: 3.4.1. Increased streamflow variability; 3.4.2. Streamflow trends; 3.4.3. Global warming; 3.4.4. Glacial recession; 3.4.5. Climate change impacts on the aquatic environment --
3.5. Key findings. 1.0. Introduction. 1.1. Background --
1.2. Purpose and scope: 1.2.1. Study purpose; 1.2.2. Study scope --
1.3. Report format. 2.0. Watershed overview. 2.1. Physical attributes --
2.2. Hydrologic characteristics of the sub-basins --
2.3. Water management legislation: 2.3.1. History of water legislation in Alberta; 2.3.2. Administration of the Water Act; 2.3.3. Enforcement of priorities in water-short years --
2.4. Water management infrastructure and management: 2.4.3. History of government involvement in water management; 2.4.4. Water management infrastructure in the SSRB --
2.5. Population --
2.6. Water-use overview --
2.7. The South Saskatchewan River Basin Plan: 2.7.1. Recommendations of the SSRB Plan; 2.7.2. Key provisions of the Water Act for Water-Short Basins --
2.8. Overview of social and economic conditions --
2.9. Overview of environmental conditions: --
2.9.1. Red Deer River Sub-basin; 2.9.2. Bow River Sub-basin; 2.9.3. Oldman River Sub-basin; 2.9.4. South Saskatchewan River Sub-basin.
Responsibility: submitted to SSRB Water Supply Steering Committee ; submitted by AMEC Earth & Environmental ; in association with Marv Anderson & Associates Ltd., Unitech Solutions Inc., Klohn Crippen Berger Ltd.
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