News | January 20, 2017

$24.7 M for First Nations Resilience to Flooding and Rising Seas

The Government of Canada has announced that it will invest $24.7 in First Nations climate resilience. Called First Nations Adapt, the program will direct funds towards identifying and ameliorating the…


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Canada’s Top 5 
Water Projects

[caption id="attachment_20766" align="alignright" width="300"] A rendering of the proposed new Lions Gate secondary treatment plant in Vancouver, which is expected to be fully commissioned and operational in 2020. Once the plant is in operation, the existing Lions Gate primary treatment plant will be decommissioned and deconstructed. Credit: Metro Vancouver.[/caption] Lions Gate Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant $700 million Location: North Vancouver, British Columbia Owner: Metro Vancouver DBF Team: Harbour Resource Partners—AECOM,…

Mapping Boreal Wetlands and Traditional Knowledge

This July, Paul Betsina spent five days in a helicopter, flying so low he thought he could “reach out and grab the treetops.” After six-hour days scanning the terrain, battling motion sickness and recording data on a worksheet in close quarters, Betsina’s tired. He’s happy to be back in Yellowknife. Betsina, from the Yellowknives Dene First Nation, was part of a field crew surveying and mapping boreal wetlands in Akaitcho…

Could Alternative Financing Revive North America’s Water Network?

Financing improvements to North America’s water network is a gargantuan task—one that has ascended the public sector’s ability to handle alone. The recent public health crisis in Flint, Mich, has cast a bright spotlight on water quality issues and increased public scrutiny on how North America’s aging water infrastructure is operated and maintained. While Canadian water infrastructure, on the whole, appears to be in better condition than that of the…


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