Connecting Libraries, Connecting People

The RISE Network works with public libraries to provide Albertans with opportunities to communicate with health care professionals, participate in distance education, attend meetings, learn new skills and more – all by videoconference from their local library. 

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 ...the potential for transforming public libraries, especially in rural areas, is enormous. This is a [network] that brings people together, strengthens our communities and creates another service niche for public libraries in Alberta.

— Michelle Toombs, Director Marigold Library System

Western Irrigation District and Irrigation in Southern Alberta: Past Present and Future

Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 7:00pm - 8:00pm

This presentation will review the crucial role of irrigation in shaping the landscape of Southern Alberta in social and environmental as well as physical dimensions.  The presentation will place a particular focus on the Western Irrigation District and the significant ways in which it has formed and continues to shape the communities in which it provides service.
David McAllister serves as the General Manager of the Western Irrigation District in Strathmore. David is a professional engineer with a background and education in environmental engineering, hydrology,  infrastructure and organizational management. David appreciates the opportunity to live and work in the rural community that the District serves.

*This presentation will be recorded and shared on the Marigold Library System YouTube channel

Broadcast from Marigold Library System Headquarters

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