Water is the nexus between food, energy, and people. Water is required to meet the demands of our growing population, to maintain and improve environmental health, and to support the production of food and energy. As the availability of water changes and our population grows meeting the demands in the Nexus will become increasingly challenging.
A nexus is the place where points intersect, linking many different parts of a system together. Water is the nexus between food, energy, and people. Water is required to meet the demands of our growing population, to maintain and improve environmental health, and to support the production of food and energy. As the availability of water changes and our population grows, meeting the demands in the Nexus will become increasingly challenging.In 2015 Community, Environment, Publication, Water
This paper grew from a demonstration project to prove the business case for energy efficiency upgrades to affordable housing properties in Calgary.In 2013 Community, Energy, Water, Website
Waterlution’s ‘unconference’ brought together 250 young Canadians from diverse communities and sectors for a week of dialogue, field tours, and applied workshops around water issues.In 2010 Convening, Water
This project was a pioneering community-based program designed to foster sustainable behaviour among the Town’s households. Combining door-to-door canvassing with the tools of Community-Based Social Marketing, the program enlisted residents to take action in one of four domains: water use, energy efficiency, waste reduction, and transportation impacts.
In 2009 Community, Energy, Environment, Primer/brochure, Water
A comprehensive analysis of how land use impacts the health of watersheds, Making the Connection points out the best – and often cheapest – way to maintain clean drinking water, healthy aquatic ecosystems, and abundant fisheries is not to allow them to be compromised in the first place.In 2009 Environment, Land Stewardship, Publication, Water
This is a customized and interactive powerpoint presentation focused on the real estate industry in Alberta, with emphasis on residential growth.
o Comparison of growing out (sprawl) vs growing up. o Indicators on land footprint, infrastructural construction and maintenance costs, commuting time, fuel requirements, etc. o Projected population growth in urban, rural residential, and agricultural residential settings.
o Changes to family metrics (size, age, other demographics) and how they will influence demand side for different growth forms.
Grant #: 2008-14
Author: Alberta Real Estate Foundation
Format: Alberta Land Use Presentation
Residential builders and REALTOR®s have been neglected in water efficiency research. But these groups can be a highly influential and there are some exciting examples of innovation in Ontario, the Canadian West and in California. This two-year research project investigates the sample groups’ deep beliefs and values – their tacit knowledge. The results will be used to contribute to effective policy for residential water efficiency.
In 2008 Homeowners, Policy, Publication, Water
On The Living Edge contains information specifically for lakefront and streamside properties in Alberta. REALTOR®S® use this publication as a gift for waterfront purchasers, information for consumers and for pre-purchase support. The publication includes information on erosion, septic systems, building by water and purchasing tips.
In 2003 Community, Homeowners, Realtors, Water
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