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Five reasons we need to protect the Peace-Athabasca watershed
It’s WWF Water Wednesday, when Love Nature explores the unique characteristics, natural history, environmental challenges and threats of Canadian waters. Tune in to Love Nature on television every Wednesday at 8 p.m. ET/PT for WWF Water Wednesdays to learn more about other amazing watery environments found around the world.

New framework for the Athabasca River falls short
Alberta’s Athabasca River is one of North America’s longest remaining free-flowing rivers. The Alberta government announced a long-awaited policy intended to improve river management of the lower Athabasca.Unfortunately for the Athabasca, its wildlife, communities and ecosystems, this new framework falls short.

SPOTLIGHT on the Athabasca: principle to practice – low flow protection in water management
Moving an ecosystem base flow from principle to practice demonstrates a commitment to sustainable water management

SPOTLIGHT on the Athabasca: a key part of protecting the water a river needs
Determining how much water a river needs is a challenge people are wrestling with around the world, but some key principles have emerged from the scientific community. Among them is the need for protection during critical low flow periods, a primary concern for Alberta’s lower Athabasca River.

Putting It Together: Creating WWF’s Freshwater Health Assessment
Everything you've ever wanted to know about how WWF created the Freshwater Health Assessment