From the Headwaters Region in the west to the Irrigation Districts in the east, researchers across the Oldman Watershed are working on exciting projects to better understand our watershed. A diverse number of sectors participated in establishing a project directory including academics, provincial and federal government agencies, municipalities, non-government organizations, industry, consultants, First Nations, and recreational groups.
The OWC provides people with opportunities to learn about our watershed, hear about current issues and discuss ideas for management. We also provide opportunities for researchers to connect with one another and hear about other research projects that are happening in the watershed. In 2008 we had our first Watershed Science Forum. Feedback from people who have attended the forum in the past say that they love how it offers them an opportunity to network, learn and collaborate.
Holding the Reins Summit provides basin residents an opportunity to hear about rural issues and initiatives in the Oldman watershed. Presentations are given on a wide range of rural topics and landowner stewardship groups share their expertise, experiences and stories of their efforts to protect their local watershed.
The Environmental Awareness Team (EAT) used to promote and host events and activities that encouraged acts of environmentalism in the Lethbridge community. This Team evolved from the Environment Week Committee, which focused on planning events and bringing awareness to environmental issues during the first week of June, which is designated as Environment Week in Canada. The Team aimed to broaden its impact by hosting events throughout the year.