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Taking Steps Towards Reconciliation and Watershed Governance

In the Cowichan and Koksilah watersheds on eastern Vancouver Island, a quiet transformation is unfolding. Outside of the limelight and driven by community champions,...

Tracking Water Assets

To meet their mandates, water utilities must not only know where their assets are and how they relate to each other, but also how...

Building the Business Case for Natural Infrastructure

Flooding is a critical issue facing Canadian municipalities that will only become more challenging as we continue to experience the effects of climate change....

Water Canada’s Top Stories for 2020

There was a lot of change, to say the least, in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonetheless, important work continued in the water...

Top Five Drinking Water Stories of 2020

1. Government of Canada Announces New Investments for Clean Drinking Water in First Nations Communities While most Canadians have reliable access to clean drinking water,...

Top Five Wastewater Stories of 2020

1. Wastewater Test Could Provide Early Warning of COVID-19 A new test to detect SARS-CoV-2 in the wastewater of communities infected with the virus is...

Top Five Stormwater Stories of 2020

1. USask Partners with Saskatoon to Study Stormwater Stormwater goes into Saskatoon’s rivers untreated, so garbage introduced into the storm drain system means more pollution...

Top Five Cleantech Stories of 2020

1. Foresight Launches Watertech Startup Support Program The Canada Watertech Startup Support Program has been launched by Foresight, a not-for-profit corporation based in British Columbia...

Top Five Great Lakes Stories of 2020

1.  Major Investments in Great Lakes Restoration Are Paying Off: Study Canada and the United States have invested more than US$22.8 billion over the last...

Top Five Infrastructure Stories of 2020

1. Investments in Natural Infrastructure Have Significant Economic Returns: Report Canada’s built, or ‘grey,’ infrastructure requires an estimated investment of $5.3 billion per year in order to keep...

What Will Updated Guidelines Need to Consider for the Future of Stormwater Management?

Stormwater management in Ontario has come a long way since the flood control efforts of the early 1970s. At that time, communities were concerned...

Municipal Co-digestion—How a Provincial-Scale Initiative is Helping Reduce GHG Emissions

It’s no secret that wastewater treatment plants consume a significant amount of energy and that they contribute significantly to the total amount of greenhouse...

A Few More STEPs—Understanding the Economics of Low Impact Development

Municipalities across Canada face a familiar list of stormwater management challenges: aging and inadequate stormwater infrastructure, the threat of increasing flood damages, climate change,...

Tuning Up Waterpower

Canada has generated electricity from the kinetic energy of flowing water since the days of the horse and buggy. And while our energy systems...

Appreciating the Benefits Remote Monitoring While Mitigating Emergencies

Everyone is dependent on clean, safe drinking water and fully operational wastewater treatment facilities. To guarantee this, Public Safety Canada deemed you essential workers: “Employees...

Call for Stimulus Funding to Protect Canadian and American Water Resources

In July 2020, the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative called on governments on both sides of the border to include water restoration...

How Have Conversations Related to COVID-19 Shifted in the Canadian Water Industry?

A number of important conversations have occurred in the Canadian water industry since March 2020, which was when the initial COVID-19 outbreak started affecting...

Implementing Innovative and Sustainable Solutions for Water Infrastructure

Though the world was turned upside down with the arrival of the pandemic this spring, we took the opportunity to reflect on ourselves as...

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