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New Initiatives Underway in Shediac Bay Watershed

The Government of New Brunswick’s technical working group tasked with developing a management plan for Shediac Bay watershed, which includes Parlee Beach, is expected...

B.C. Provides Funding for Flood Victims

Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) is now available for eligible British Columbians in the following regions who may have been impacted by overland flooding from...

CEC Ratifies New Environmental Cooperation Agreement

A new Environmental Cooperation Agreement (ECA) has been announced to support the new free trade agreement between Canada, Mexico, and the United States. The...

Atlantic First Nations Water Authority and ISC Sign Framework Agreement

The responsibility of water and wastewater services for 15 First Nations communities in Atlantic Canada will be transferred from Indigenous Services Canada (ISC) to...

U.S. Commission Launches Investigation into Canadian Ballast Water Regulations

The U.S.-based Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has formally initiated its investigation into the pending Canadian ballast water regulations. The regulations are alleged to be...

U.S. Commission Orders Investigation into Alleged Discriminatory Canadian Regulations

The Federal Maritime Commission (FMC) has voted unanimously to accept a petition filed by the Lake Carriers’ Association (LCA) that alleges the ballast water...

IJC Appoints Public Advisory Group to Assist with Review of Water Regulation Plan

The International Joint Commission (IJC) announced that it has appointed a 16-member Public Advisory Group to help identify potential improvements to the regulation of Lake Ontario...

New Brunswick Launches 2020 River Watch Program

The River Watch program will provide New Brunswickers with information on the status of rivers, potential ice jams, and other flood issues across the...

New Study Examines Water Governance: Could Less Be More?

Researchers from the Universities of Geneva (UNIGE) and Lausanne (UNIL) analysed water governance in six European countries from 1750 to 2006. The researchers found that...

Brock Carlton, CEO of FCM, Issues Statement

Brock Carlton, chief executive officer of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), issued the following statement on November 29, 2019 regarding his future with...

Ontario Announces Members of Advisory Panel on Climate Change

The advisory panel on climate change consists of experts on climate change resiliency who have experience in a variety of sectors, including the not-for-profit,...

Coldwater River Watershed Reaches Level 4 Drought Condition

A Level 4 drought rating is being implemented for the Coldwater River watershed in response to extremely low stream conditions. All surface water and groundwater...

B.C. Drinking Water Not Sufficiently Protected: Auditor-General

The Office of the Auditor General of British Columbia has released a report: The Protection of Drinking Water: An Independent Audit. The office concluded that...

Water Priorities for the Federal Election

Record investments in water infrastructure across the country have put a dent in the needs for new and rehabilitated assets, but there is still...

Funding Announced to Prevent Bridge Washout in Western Newfoundland

The governments of Canada and Newfoundland and Labrador announced funding to mitigate the risk of bridge washouts and flooding on provincial highways and roads. “Heavy...

ILCEPP Funding Awarded for 21 Projects Across Canada

Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced $5.8 million in Indigenous and Local Communities Engagement and Partnership Program funding for 21 projects with Indigenous groups....

New Guide Provides Insights into Watershed Governance in B.C.

A new guide is now available for local groups, collaborative organizations, and Indigenous and Crown governments in British Columbia (B.C.) seeking to better understand...

AFN Welcomes Decision to Involve First Nations in Columbia River Treaty Negotiations

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde has welcomed a decision by the federal government to officially involve First Nations in the...

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