Community News

View the WBEA 2022 – 2026 Strategic Plan

July 12, 2022

The 2022-2026 Strategic Plan captures, in a single document, what WBEA is about and what it seeks to achieve over the next five years. The plan focuses on four major strategic directions. Together, we can move the WBEA towards its vision by delivering: World-class environmental monitoring programs Enhanced collaboration and […]

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2021 Annual Report Now Available!

June 29, 2022

Check it out here: https://www.wbea.org/2021-annual-report/. The WBEA’s digital version of its annual report allows for increased accessibility of information and provides a more interactive user experience. This means you can click on links throughout the report to access additional information.  You can also hover over graphs to see specific data results, […]

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Community Odour Monitoring Program (COMP) 2021 Annual Report

June 10, 2022

Check it out here: comp.wbea.org/2021-annual-report The WBEA developed an app that allows people to directly provide information about the odours they experience. The COMP app allows the WBEA to connect the information people provide about odours to the ambient air data being collected at WBEA air monitoring stations. The app was […]

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WBEA Ambient Air Monitoring Trends

June 15, 2020

The WBEA created a microsite to compare data annually, and visually present data trends over time. There are three primary sections to view data trends: continuous and time-integrated data for specific air quality parameters, ground-level concentration exceedances, and analyzer average operational time. For more information and to see the data […]

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Presentation: Forest Health Monitoring in the Oil Sands – Update!

September 12, 2019

On June 18, 2019, the WBEA presented findings from over a decade of the Terrestrial Environmental Effects Monitoring (TEEM) Program. The WBEA has monitored forest health in the RMWB for the past 20 years, and recently completed a publication project to summarize findings in key areas. The publication project involved […]

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Air quality risks with wildfires (Alberta Airsheds Council media release)

June 16, 2017

Edmonton, Alberta – Alberta and Western Canada are now into the wildfire season and both Alberta and BC are currently experiencing wildfires. Wildfires can have a significant impact on the quality of the air we breathe. Air quality is monitored and reported in over 30 communities in Alberta. Alberta’s Airsheds […]

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WBEA Translates Project Video For Cree & Dene Stakeholders

November 7, 2014

Fort McMurray, Alberta – In its continued effort to better inform and engage with Aboriginal community members, the Wood Buffalo Environmental Association (WBEA) has translated its newest informational video into Cree and Dene languages. The video features the Association’s Community Odour Monitoring Project, and highlights findings from the pilot year. […]

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