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Canada Invests in Marine Mammal Research to Reduce Threats

Bernadette Jordan—minister of fisheries, oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard—has announced $806,759 in funding for marine mammal research. “As we grow Canada’s blue economy, it’s...

Funding Water Infrastructure

All levels of government in Canada have been affected by the COVID-19 pandemic in some way, shape, or form since March 2020. This is...

Foresight and Aqua Forum Partner to Kickstart Watertech Startups

Foresight’s accelerator program for early stage startups, Kickstart, will be integrated into both AquaHacking 2021 Challenges: the Western Canada Challenge and the Mille Îles River Challenge. “We are excited to...

Is Your Water Management as Diverse as Your Communities?

Watershed management strives to improve the health of aquatic ecosystems as much as it does the economic, cultural, and biophysical health of our communities....

Tamara Vrooman Appointed as Chairperson of Canada Infrastructure Bank

Infrastructure and Communities Minister Catherine McKenna has announced the appointment of Tamara Vrooman as chairperson of the Canada Infrastructure Bank, effective January 27, 2021. “Tamara...

Drowning in Plastic

In September, Oceana Canada released a damning report that emphasized the disproportionate amount of single-use plastics consumed versus that of other countries. The figures...

Canada Invests in National Ocean Observation System

Four Canadian Integrated Ocean Observing System (CIOOS) projects will be receiving $3 million funding over two years. This funding will support the University of Victoria,...

Closing Shot: Just Saying It Doesn’t Make It True

The COVID-19 pandemic is a hoax, the U.S. election was stolen, all wipes are flushable, and the earth is flat. Just saying something untrue,...

New Tool Removes Chemotherapy Drugs from Water Bodies: Researchers

Pharmaceuticals, like a chemotherapy drug called methotrexate, can be highly effective for patients. However, these pharmaceuticals are finding their way into water bodies with...

Northern Lakes at Risk of Losing Ice Cover Permanently: Research

York University researchers have found that close to 5,700 lakes in the Northern Hemisphere may permanently lose ice cover this century. Those lakes include large...

Building the Business Case for Natural Infrastructure

Flooding is a critical issue facing Canadian municipalities that will only become more challenging as we continue to experience the effects of climate change....

Identifying Canada’s Key Conservation Hotspots Highlights Problem: Study

To stop biodiversity loss, Canada has committed to protecting 30 per cent of its land and sea by 2030. But making conservation decisions about...

Water Canada’s Top Stories for 2020

There was a lot of change, to say the least, in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonetheless, important work continued in the water...

Top Five Drinking Water Stories of 2020

1. Government of Canada Announces New Investments for Clean Drinking Water in First Nations Communities While most Canadians have reliable access to clean drinking water,...

Top Five Wastewater Stories of 2020

1. Wastewater Test Could Provide Early Warning of COVID-19 A new test to detect SARS-CoV-2 in the wastewater of communities infected with the virus is...

Top Five Stormwater Stories of 2020

1. USask Partners with Saskatoon to Study Stormwater Stormwater goes into Saskatoon’s rivers untreated, so garbage introduced into the storm drain system means more pollution...

Government of Canada Launches Consultations on New Canada Water Agency

The Government of Canada has launched public consultations to help establish the new Canada Water Agency and improve freshwater management across Canada. “Canadians want a...

WWF-Canada Announces New Chair, Changes to Board of Directors

WWF-Canada announced that Lloyd Bryant has been named the new chair of its Board of Directors. Bryant is the retired president and CEO of...

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