Feature | December 11, 2017

Worst-Case Economics: Accounting for Climate Change

“Economists set themselves too easy, too useless a task, if in tempestuous seasons they can only tell us, that when the storm is long past, the ocean is flat again.”…


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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…

Top 7 Developments in Canadian Water for 2016

Whether you view 2016 as a good or bad year, it was a momentous year in water management. Now that 2017 is upon us, Water Canada reflects on the top seven water developments that caught our attention. How did these events affect you? Tweet us with the hashtag #WaterCanada2016. Phase 2 Infrastructure Spending On March 22, 2016, auspiciously World Water Day, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced his government’s budget, which included…

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…


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The 9th Annual Canadian Water Summit

Jun 20


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…


Upcoming Events

Mar 21



Host: Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) and the Canadian Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA)Location: Pearson Convention Centre

Apr 23


Waterlution Innovation Lab Netherlands

Host: WaterlutionLocation: Nivon Natuurvrienden (Nature Friends), Kampeerterrein Banjaert

Jan 10


Kananaskis Short Course on Principles of Hydrology

Host: Canadian Water Resources AssociationLocation: Barrier Lake Field Station,

Feb 06


FCM Sustainable Communities Conferences

Host: Federation of Canadian MunicipalitiesLocation: Ottawa