A multitude of stressors affect Alberta's waterbodies. Many are cumulative, as are climate warming, acid deposition, and ozone depletion, which all cause increased UV light penetration into water.
What are the issues? What is happening to Alberta's water? Many of these issues are caused by excessive consumer demand and the industrial activity that it causes.
On this site, bold words are those that appear in the definitions section. This site categorizes water issues as follows: