Innovative Land Management

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Alberta is changing before our eyes. More people are living in the province than ever before, and as they come here to build lives, raise families, and find futures, the landscape shifts around them.

Changes on the land often lead to evolutions in policy, so to support better land management, the Alberta Land Institute provides impartial, academic research to inform policymakers, stakeholders, and the public about important land use issues.

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A Basis In Science: Modeling Crop Growth in Alberta's Irrigated Districts

June 9, 2015

How might the growth of different crops be influenced by changes in water demand? Could a specific water policy encourage or discourage the planting of certain crops, because…

Living Laboratories at Impact Innovation 2015

May 13, 2015

Can plants be used to clean up hydorcarbon spills? Can we better model the likelihood of forest fires? Can we restore your wetland? One of those questions is currently at…

Straight to the Source: Understanding Alberta’s Reservoir Management

May 1, 2015

Systems models can be incredibly useful tools for policymakers. By creating sophisticated simulations to predict what might occur under a specified set of circumstances,…