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Controlling Light Could Leave Toxic Algae Dead in The Water: Researchers

While vacationing in Canada’s Rocky Mountains several years ago, Rebecca North was looking for a peaceful break from her work as a water researcher at...

Government of Canada Invests in Great Lakes Protection

Karina Gould, the minister of international development, announced $5.1 million in funding to support 46 new projects. The projects will help protect and restore...

CDP Reports Record Disclosures as Corporate Environmental Action Rises

Over 10,000 companies, cities, states, and regions reported data on water security, climate change, and deforestation in 2020 through global environmental non-profit CDP. This...

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...

New Technology Aims to Improve Access to Safe Water in Refugee Camps

A new web-based tool aims to help aid workers ensure that water is safe to drink in refugee and internally displaced persons (IDP) camps. Researchers...

UN-Water Adds Water Environment Federation as Partner

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) is now an official partner of UN-Water, which coordinates the efforts of United Nations (UN) entities and international organizations...

More Marinas Join Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup

The Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup announced that the following marinas will be joining the initiative and supporting the capture of plastic debris throughout the...

Water Environment Federation Announces 2020-2021 Board of Trustees

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has announced its 2020-2021 Board of Trustees, which will be led by new President Dr. Lynn Broaddus. The WEF “gavel...

Matt Madeksza Joins Veolia North America as New President and CEO

Veolia North America announced that Matt Madeksza has been named as its president and chief executive officer. “I am very excited about the opportunity to...

New Report Assesses Ecosystem Health of Western Lake Erie and the Detroit River

A new report has found that Western Lake Erie is now at risk of crossing several potential tipping points caused by the interactions of...

Water Scientists Warn of Ecological Risks in Global Shift to Monoculture Crops

The conversion of large swaths of land to uniform tree plantations and single-crop species may lead to unintended consequences for the water cycle. This...

Canada Contributes Disproportionately to the Global Plastic Disaster: Report

A new report by Oceana Canada indicates that the amount of plastic waste Canada generates is disproportionately contributing to the amount of plastic waste...

New Freshwater Database Tells Water Quality Story for 12K Lakes Globally

York University researchers have created a publicly available water quality database that will help scientists monitor and manage the health of close 12,000 freshwater...

Frequently Consuming Fish with High Levels of Selenium Poses Risks to Human Health

A new report by the International Joint Commission (IJC) Health Professionals Advisory Board reviews the health risks that humans are exposed to when they...

New Criteria in Drinking Water Standard Tighten Lead Leaching Allowance for Plumbing Products

Newly published changes to NSF/ANSI/CAN 61, the drinking water product standard required in the United States and Canada, further restrict the amount of lead...

Few Fashion Companies Show Awareness of Water Pollution Across Whole Value Chain: CDP

The global fashion and textiles industry is largely blind to the risks of water pollution and is failing to tap into water-related business opportunities,...

McMaster-based Institute for Water Research Receives Funding Extension

A McMaster-based organization that is leading global efforts to solve pressing water challenges has received a $10-million funding extension from the Canadian government. The UN University...

Minister Jordan Addresses OECD on Need for More Sustainable Blue Economy

The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Bernadette Jordan, addressed the need for a more sustainable blue economy at a launch...

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