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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...

Natural Assets Help Communities Better Manage Flood Risk: Report

The latest research from the Municipal Natural Assets Initiative (MNAI) found that natural assets like wetlands, forests, and ponds help communities in Canada better...

Proposed Solution Aims to Address Guelph’s Concerns with Dolime Quarry

A proposed solution aims to address the City of Guelph’s concerns with how operations at the Dolime Quarry could affect the city’s drinking water....

St. Catharines Approves 2020 Water and Wastewater Budget

The City of St. Catharines is continuing to make investments in safe, affordable drinking water. It earmarked roughly $9.3 million in investments for water...

Lac Seul First Nation Celebrates End of 17-Year Drinking Water Advisory

A new water treatment plant has ended a 17-year drinking water advisory in Lac Seul First Nation. Chief Derek Maud, the community of Lac Seul...

New Requirements for Drinking Water Treatment Units Seeking Lead Reduction Certification

A joint committee, which governs the NSF/ANSI 53 and NSF/ANSI 58 standards for drinking water treatment units, recently lowered the maximum acceptable concentration of...

Association of Boards of Certification Provides Support to Operators Without Borders

Operators Without Borders (OWB), an international non-profit registered in Canada, received a donation of $5,000 USD from the Association of Boards of Certification (ABC)....

West Kelowna Invites Bidders for Rose Valley Water Treatment Plant

The City of West Kelowna has issued civil works tender documents for the Rose Valley Water Treatment Plant. “Providing clean, safe and reliable drinking water...

Minister of Indigenous Services Provides January 2020 Update on Drinking Water Advisories

Marc Miller, minister of Indigenous services, provided the department's monthly progress update on drinking water advisories affecting public systems on reserves. "We are determined to...

Change to the Drinking Water in Thunder Bay Coming Soon

The pH of the City of Thunder Bay’s drinking water will be changing when the City phases out the addition of sodium hydroxide. As a...

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