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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...

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...

Upgrading WHO Forms Could Help Improve Water Quality in Vulnerable Communities

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) sanitary inspection (SI) forms need an urgent upgrade to help improve the quality of small water supplies in some...

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau Issues Statement on World Oceans Day

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau issued the following statement on World Oceans Day: "From the Atlantic to the Pacific to the Arctic, oceans are at the...

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...

Sewage Poses Potential COVID-19 Transmission Risk: Researchers

Environmental biologists at the University of Stirling have warned that the potential spread of COVID-19 via sewage “must not be neglected” in the battle...

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 35 years to restore Areas of Concern throughout the Great...

Water Loss in Boreal Forests and Peatlands Threatens to Intensify Global Warming: Study

A group of 59 international scientists, led by researchers at McMaster University, has uncovered new information about the effects of climate change on boreal...

New Partnership Aims to Drive Corporate Action to Protect Global Water Supply

The Global Institute for Water Security (GIWS) at the University of Saskatchewan is partnering with Ceres to develop a new global assessment. The assessment...

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...

New Program Aims to Improve Wastewater Management in Textile Supply Chains

A new wastewater operations training program aims to improve water and wastewater management and treatment throughout the textile supply chains around the world. The training...

Climate Change Threatens Drinking Water Quality Across Great Lakes

“Do Not Drink/Do Not Boil” is not what anyone wants to hear about their city’s tap water. But the combined effects of climate change...

Recycling Wastewater Could Dramatically Slash Cities’ Need for Freshwater: Study

Delivering water to city dwellers can become far more efficient, according to Rice University researchers who said it should involve a healthy level of...

New Research Highlights Impact of Microplastic Pollution on Biodiversity

New research from Queen’s University Belfast and Liverpool John Moores University revealed the impact that microplastic pollution is having on biodiversity. Currently up to 10...

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...

Water Quality Could Change in Buildings Closed During COVID-19 Pandemic: Study

The quality of water left sitting in pipes could change in buildings—such as restaurants and schools—that are closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. “We...

New Toolkit Highlights Role of Water Sector in Coronavirus Response

A new toolkit from the Water Environment Federation (WEF) aims to raise public awareness about the vital role that water utilities and workers play...

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