Feature | July 12, 2018

The Battle Against Desertification—Why Canada Should Care

A growing human population and runaway consumption are putting unsustainable pressures on the natural resources we depend on for survival. Our misuse and abuse of land and water is changing fertile land…

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Top Features

A Renewed Outlook for B.C.’s Freshwater

As B.C.’s new government embarks on the hard work of fulfilling its platform commitments and ministerial mandates, there will be no shortage of pressing issues demanding the attention of our new leaders. Water, however, is one issue that unites British Columbia as the foundation of healthy and resilient communities, economies, and ecosystems. This article explores the critical elements of a revitalized water agenda for B.C., including opportunities within the province’s…

Evaluating the Costs of Cutting Phosphorus in Ontario

Nutrient loadings (particularly phosphorus) from human, agricultural, and industrial waste, combined with climate change, changes in land use patterns, and invasive species are creating algal blooms in Ontario’s lakes. In some cases, the blooms involve blue-green algae, which can produce harmful toxins. There is no doubt that the rising trend of algal blooms across Ontario’s lakes needs to be addressed by more phosphorus controls. To be prudent, the province of…

@LakeSuperior on Trudeau, Greatness, and Gordon Lightfoot

With just over 15,000 followers on Twitter, @LakeSuperior is a social media sensation loved and revered for its courage, wit, and sometimes, bad temper. Water Canada caught up with @LakeSuperior to discuss what it's like being the world's most popular lake on social media. Water Canada: You have quite a large Twitter following (at the time of writing, over 14,000 followers). Why are you so popular? @LakeSuperior: I am the GLOAT, the Greatest…

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Event

Ontario Water Innovation Week (OnWIN)

Oct 22

2018

Ontario Water Innovation Week (OnWIN) is Canada’s only week-long celebration focusing on the business of innovative water solutions. Each year, OnWIN events feature people with expertise from utilities, innovative technology…

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Upcoming Events

Sep 09

2018

EOCP Tradeshow and Conference

Host: Environmental Operators Certification ProgramLocation: Marriott Pinnacle

Oct 24

2018

World Water-Tech North America 2018

Host: Re-Think EventsLocation: The Design Exchange 234 Bay Street Toronto Ontario

Nov 04

2018

National Water & Wastewater Conference 2018

Host: Canadian Water and Wastewater AssociationLocation: Hotel Bonaventure

Nov 13

2018

Latornell Symposium—Land to Lakes. Relationship Status: Complicated.

Host: Conservation OntarioLocation: Nottawasaga Inn Resort & Convention Centre, Alliston, ON