The Story of Water Management on the Bow River

Through the vision, funding and support of the Bow River , Eastern and Western Irrigations Districts, we are excited to showcase this initial series of ten HD-quality, professional videos on The Story of Water Management on the Bow River.

Water is the lifeblood of southern Alberta and the Bow River is critical to the health of the Region. This educational series of vignettes, shot in spectacular High Definition, takes the viewer on a journey of Water Stewardship of the Bow River and how that stewardship affects life in the Bow Basin. Designed for both students and general audiences, the series looks at the importance of irrigation to life in Southern Alberta. In fact, irrigation feeds 40% of the world's population, and not insignificantly in the Bow Basin. Not many of us know the rich history of irrigation in Alberta and how appropriate stewardship of the finite resources of the Bow River continue to benefit all of us – both urban and rural residents. From food production to ecological protection to recreational opportunities, the series paints a fascinating and not-well-understood story of the real Bow River – not only it's beauty, but its enduring qualities to sustain life, and of the people whose job it is to keep it that way.