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Current bitumen extraction technologies used in surface mined oil sands in Alberta, Canada require large volumes of fresh water, which in turn generate large volumes of fluid fine tailings (FFT). Managing these tailings is a major challenge for oil sands operators. Non-aqueous extraction (NAE) is...
Samson Cree Nation partnered with researchers at the University of Alberta to conduct a water resources analysis of their water systems. This thesis describes a community-based research approach used to explore domestic water use in Samson Cree Nation, the variables that effect domestic water use...
We Used to Drink Our Water: Understanding the causes and consequences of boil water advisories in rural drinking water wellsDownload
Access to safe, reliable drinking water in many First Nations in Canada lags significantly behind the access available in non-First Nations communities. This thesis explores the sources, pathways, and consequences of bacteriological contamination in drinking water wells in Samson Cree Nation. A...