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Connecting the Okanagan Through A ‘One Water Approach’

Researchers at UBC Okanagan are launching a community-focused research program to assess the performance of water utilities and municipalities across the Okanagan Valley. The project,...

Halifax Water Recommends No Increase in Water Rates Over Next Two Years

The COVID-19 pandemic has many Halifax Water customers concerned about the future and their ability to pay bills. To help support customers in these...

Brockton Launches Walkerton Clean Water Legacy Scholarship

The Municipality of Brockton is launching the Walkerton Clean Water Legacy Scholarship to honour those who suffered because of the water crisis and to...

Climate Change Threatens Drinking Water Quality Across Great Lakes

“Do Not Drink/Do Not Boil” is not what anyone wants to hear about their city’s tap water. But the combined effects of climate change...

What is Needed to Remove Lead from Drinking Water in Canada?

What’s holding us back from replacing lead pipes in Canada? What are some tools that can be used to incentivize and accelerate the replacement...

Second Crew Isolates at Water Treatment Facility in Brandon, Man.

To ensure that a safe supply of potable water remains available for residents, institutions, and businesses during the COVID-19 pandemic, the City of Brandon...

New Toolkit Highlights Role of Water Sector in Coronavirus Response

A new toolkit from the Water Environment Federation (WEF) aims to raise public awareness about the vital role that water utilities and workers play...

Vaughan, Ont. Cancels 2020 Water and Wastewater Rate Increases

Vaughan City Council has voted to cancel its planned 2020 water and wastewater rate increases. “The City of Vaughan is committed to protecting the health...

Brandon, Manitoba Activates Pandemic Preparedness Plan for Water Treatment Facility

The Brandon Emergency Response Control Group has made a decision to activate its pandemic preparedness plan at its municipal water treatment facility. According to the...

Minimizing the Impacts of a Pandemic on Water Service Delivery

Water utilities are continuing to provide safe drinking water to communities across Canada, even as states of emergency are being declared due to the...

Nature Conservancy of Canada Announces Priority Conservation Site

The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has announced a priority conservation site at Buffalo Pound, located 40 kilometres from Moose Jaw, in Saskatchewan. The area...

Potential Impacts of an Unplanned Service Disruption on Water Delivery

Water utilities are continuing to provide safe drinking water to communities across Canada, even as states of emergency are being declared due to the...

How a Pandemic Impacts Water Service Delivery

Water utilities are continuing to provide safe drinking water, even as a state of emergency is being declared in municipalities and provinces across Canada...

Researchers Study Invisible Plastics in Drinking Water and Wastewater

A research team has found that nanoscale particles of the most commonly used plastics tend to move through the water supply or settle out...

Climate Change and Urbanization Threaten Groundwater Quality: Study

Climate change and urbanization are expected to threaten groundwater quality around the world, according to a new study from UNSW. Dissolved organic carbon (DOC) is...

New Internship Program Aims to Address Water Challenges in First Nations Communities

A new partnership between the Bimose Tribal Council and Water First will deliver a drinking water treatment and environmental water management internship program for...

Minister Miller Provides Update on Drinking Water Advisories

Marc Miller, Minister of Indigenous Services, provided Indigenous Services Canada’s monthly update on the progress of removing drinking water advisories. In February 2020, two short-term...

Competition to Solve Freshwater Issues Begins in Atlantic Canada

Solving freshwater issues across Atlantic Canada through technology and entrepreneurship is the theme of a new competition that began on February 26, 2020 at...

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