Feature | February 13, 2018

Privatization Risk and Rewards

The tension is mounting in Britain. While Labour Party politician John McDonnell promises to renationalize public sector services, including water, due to the “scandalous” payouts to shareholders, the conversation about public…


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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 (WC): 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…


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The 9th Annual Canadian Water Summit

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Knowledge to Practice: Transferring Science, Research and Policy to Real-World Applications Growing Canada’s blue economy requires smart people who are thinking and innovating, but also transferring that knowledge into practical…


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