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Assessing the Ottawa River—Informing the Public on the Quality of the Watershed

It’s an expression that resonates on so many levels in the water quality and watershed health assessment world! Inviting people to join, to enjoy,...

Data for Life—Clean Water Starts with Access to Data

As governments across Canada and around the world rally to address the coronavirus pandemic and the economic catastrophe it has unleashed, there is a...

Essential Watershed Management—Remembering the Walkerton Drinking Water Tragedy

Twenty years ago, in May 2000, a municipal well in the Town of Walkerton, Ontario became contaminated with deadly bacteria. Seven people including a...

Is Ontario’s Clean Water Act Responsive to Contemporary Water Source Protection Challenges?

In May 2000, the E. coli water crisis in Walkerton, Ontario and the cryptosporidiosis outbreak in the spring of 2001 in North Battleford, Saskatchewan...

Tracking Cancelled and Postponed Industry Events

Water Canada’s team is tracking industry events across the country that are being cancelled, postponed, or moved online as a result of the COVID-19...

Setting a New Management Standard for Stormwater Systems

Stormwater systems are a critical component of community infrastructure, but managing them is not always a straight forward exercise. In 2020, the CSA Group...

Youth Leading Innovation—Reflections on Five Years of AquaHacking Challenges

In the five years since the launch of the AquaHacking Challenge, remarkable shifts in the tech-engagement and water sector landscapes have taken place. Before,...

Smart Water

Water is a precious natural resource that is essential to our livelihood. People and society cannot function without it. Water and wastewater treatment facilities...

How UBC’s In-House Teams Keep the Campus Flowing

Water is a crucial resource at the University of British Columbia (UBC) for basic human needs and to support research and operations. The simple...

Plastic Pollution in the Aquatic Environment

Plastic wastes have generated global attention due to their omnipresence and profound ecosystem threats. These plastic wastes are polluting waters around the world and...

Op-Ed: Something a Little Different

You may have noticed a small but important change when you picked up the July/August issue of Water Canada. It was right there, right...

2020 Blue Cities (Virtual Event)

The 2020 edition of Blue Cities was hosted by the Canadian Municipal Water Consortium from June 1 to 4. While the event was originally...

Using Technology to Understand Where Lead Infrastructure Exists

Since news of lead-poisoned drinking water in Flint, Michigan emerged in 2015, the water sector has kept it top of mind. A growing body...

Water Sector Needs in a Post-COVID-19 World

The Canadian water sector has proven to be one of the most resilient essential services in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic. Water utilities,...

Physical Distancing While Working at Water and Wastewater Utilities

As the government lifts months-long quarantine restrictions, millions of Canadians are returning to their workplaces and offices, and beginning to establish some sort of...

Improving Water Capacity in One of Canada’s Largest Cities: Mississauga

The city of Mississauga, Ontario has been a ballooning Toronto suburb for decades. From a population of 172,352 in 1971, it has grown to...

2020 Water’s Next Award Winners Announced

The 11th annual Canadian Water Summit celebrated the winners of the 2020 Water’s Next Awards on June 11, 2020. Hosted by Water Canada’s Managing Editor...

Streamlining Water Treatment Solutions for Indigenous and Non-Urban Communities

In the traditional approach to developing water treatment solutions for Indigenous and non-urban communities, there is a linear relationship between source water, a drinking...

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