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Government of Canada Invests in Research on Impacts of Plastic Pollution on Natural Environment

The Government of Canada is providing $2,256,554 to 16 science-based research projects to learn more about the impacts of plastic pollution on our natural...

Appreciating the Benefits Remote Monitoring While Mitigating Emergencies

Everyone is dependent on clean, safe drinking water and fully operational wastewater treatment facilities. To guarantee this, Public Safety Canada deemed you essential workers: “Employees...

Global Water Institute Receives Grant from ECCC’s Zero Plastic Waste Funding Initiative

Carleton University's Global Water Institute has received a $230,000, 1.5-year grant from Environment and Climate Change Canada’s Zero Plastic Waste Funding Initiative. The grant...

Federal Funding Announced for Freshwater Protection Initiatives

Approximately $4 million in federal funding has been announced to support 53 new projects under the EcoAction Community Funding Program. All of the projects...

Foresight Announces Strategic Advisory Board for Canada’s waterNEXT Cluster

The Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre (Foresight) has announced the formation of the waterNEXT Advisory Board. A group of scientific and business leaders in the water...

Recipient of 2020 National First Nations Water Leadership Award Announced

Marc Miller, minister of Indigenous services, congratulated Éric Sioui, the 2020 recipient of the National First Nations Water Leadership Award. "Water operators are essential to...

How Have Conversations Related to COVID-19 Shifted in the Canadian Water Industry?

A number of important conversations have occurred in the Canadian water industry since March 2020, which was when the initial COVID-19 outbreak started affecting...

Ehren Cory Appointed as CEO of Canada Infrastructure Bank

Ehren Cory has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB). Cory was selected by the Board of Directors...

Global Water Futures Announces New Projects to Advance Water Security

The Global Water Futures (GWF) program, led by the University of Saskatchewan (USask), is investing $2.5-million in 12 projects that will advance water security...

Researcher Receives Federal Funding to Track Outbreaks Using Wastewater

Faster detection of food-borne illness outbreaks by combining wastewater monitoring and social media technologies is the goal of a new $6.5-million project led by...

Anthony Karakatsanis to Lead Association of Consulting Engineering Companies

The Association of Consulting Engineering Companies - Canada (ACEC) announced that Anthony Karakatsanis (P.Eng.) has been named as the chair of the ACEC Board...

Implementing Innovative and Sustainable Solutions for Water Infrastructure

Though the world was turned upside down with the arrival of the pandemic this spring, we took the opportunity to reflect on ourselves as...

Health of 60 Per Cent of Canada’s Sub-watersheds is Unknown: Report

WWF-Canada’s 2020 Watershed Reports raise questions about how freshwater ecosystems are faring in response to threats from human activities. The results underline a need for consistent...

FCM Elects New Board of Directors

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities' (FCM) members elected a new president and Board of Directors during its first-ever virtual annual general meeting. “Local governments across the...

Data for Life—Clean Water Starts with Access to Data

As governments across Canada and around the world rally to address the coronavirus pandemic and the economic catastrophe it has unleashed, there is a...

Federal Government Announces Next Steps to Achieve Zero Plastic Waste by 2030

Environment and Climate Change Minister Jonathan Wilkinson has announced the next steps in the Government of Canada’s plan to achieve zero plastic waste by...

Foresight and WaterSMART Acquire waterNEXT

The Foresight Cleantech Accelerator Centre and WaterSMART Solutions Ltd. have announced the acquisition of waterNEXT Innovations Inc., Canada’s Water Accelerator. “Canada is a hub for cleantech...

Government of Canada Invests in Equipment to Respond to Environmental Spills

Under the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada is investing in the Canadian Coast Guard to ensure it has modern equipment needed to...

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