The three-year study, one of the first to assess the vulnerability of
"The message is that we will still be able to enjoy a high quality of life, but we must move forward with adaptation and mitigation strategies starting today," said
Though it has yet to be released to the public, Davidson provided The Journal with highlights of the study commissioned by Alberta Environment.
…Substantial changes to the province's water supply are also expected. Warmer winters will mean more rain instead of snow, but increased heat will evaporate much of this precipitation from the soil. "Basically, our water supply will become less reliable overall and that's even excluding the possibility of drought," Davidson said. "We are going to see greater variation in our water supply and, over time, probably a decline in supplies of water."
Such trends will have serious implications for