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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...

Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs)

Throughout the last decade, the definition of ‘contaminants of emerging concern’ (CECs) has morphed into an open ended and ambiguous term. Currently, any compound that...

Op-Ed: Should Stimulus Funding Target Lead Infrastructure?

Over the past 18 months, there has been a great deal of conversation regarding the importance of removing lead infrastructure in Canada: the lead...

The Great Lakes and the Climate Crisis

Historically high water levels, shoreline flooding, torrential downpours, warming waters, freezing winters, sudden snow melts, wind storms, and powerful wave action are eroding our...

Global Challenges, Local Concerns

The disconnect between global environmental concerns and impacts felt at a local scale can be difficult to bridge. Recently, the United Nations Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform...

Water Canada Announces Finalists for 2020 Water’s Next Awards

Water Canada’s annual Water’s Next Awards program recognizes individuals and companies that have had a positive impact on the water industry in Canada and...

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...

Impact of COVID-19 on Water Technology Companies

Water technology companies have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, which doesn’t come as a surprise. But how exactly have they been impacted? To find...

A Designers Experience with Designing Large Systems for the U.S. and Canada

Designing large scale wastewater treatment systems for the United States and Canada each come with their own set of familiarities and challenges. And of...

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