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Government of Canada Invests in Ocean Science Data

The Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, Bernadette Jordan, announced that the Government of Canada is investing $1.2 million to support...

2020 B.C. AquaHacking Challenge Winners Announced

The Okanagan Basin Water Board and Aqua Forum have announced the winners of the 2020 B.C. AquaHacking Challenge. The two organizations hosted a live event...

Commentary: How Investing in Green Infrastructure can Jump-Start the Post-Coronavirus Economy

COVID-19 has turned the world on its head. Many socio-economic benefits Canadians took for granted are now under threat, and the economic, infrastructure, and...

Physical Distancing While Working at Water and Wastewater Utilities

As the government lifts months-long quarantine restrictions, millions of Canadians are returning to their workplaces and offices, and beginning to establish some sort of...

Researchers Partner with Indigenous Communities to Monitor River Health

A project that integrates Indigenous knowledge and a technology developed by researchers at the University of Guelph is helping to assess the health of...

Municipalities Identify Key Requirements for Safe Economic Restart Funds

As federal, provincial, and territorial governments negotiate “safe economic restart” funding agreements, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) outlined four bottom-line requirements to ensure...

Government of Canada Supports Water Projects Through Gas Tax Fund

The Government of Canada is providing support through the Gas Tax Fund for a number of drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater projects across the...

2020 Water’s Next Award Winners Announced

The 11th annual Canadian Water Summit celebrated the winners of the 2020 Water’s Next Awards on June 11, 2020. Hosted by Water Canada’s Managing Editor...

Small Businesses to Help Reduce Ghost Gear in Oceans

Over eight million metric tons of plastic end up in the world’s oceans each year—including lost and abandoned fishing gear, also known as ghost...

Streamlining Water Treatment Solutions for Indigenous and Non-Urban Communities

In the traditional approach to developing water treatment solutions for Indigenous and non-urban communities, there is a linear relationship between source water, a drinking...

Investments in Natural Infrastructure Have Significant Economic Returns: Report

Canada's built, or 'grey,' infrastructure requires an estimated investment of $5.3 billion per year in order to keep pace with the effects of climate change....

Contaminants of Emerging Concern (CECs)

Throughout the last decade, the definition of ‘contaminants of emerging concern’ (CECs) has morphed into an open ended and ambiguous term. Currently, any compound that...

Carole Saab to Become Next CEO of FCM

Bill Karsten, president of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), issued this statement announcing Carole Saab as the organization’s next chief executive officer following...

FCM Launches Next Phase of Asset Management Funding

The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) have launched the next phase of funding to help communities improve their asset...

Op-Ed: Should Stimulus Funding Target Lead Infrastructure?

Over the past 18 months, there has been a great deal of conversation regarding the importance of removing lead infrastructure in Canada: the lead...

CWWA Provides Guidance for Reopening Buildings After Prolonged Shutdown

Many buildings—such as offices, schools, and restaurants—across Canada have been closed for a prolonged period of time in response to the COVID-19 crisis. As...

Water Canada Announces Finalists for 2020 Water’s Next Awards

Water Canada’s annual Water’s Next Awards program recognizes individuals and companies that have had a positive impact on the water industry in Canada and...

What is Needed to Remove Lead from Drinking Water in Canada?

What’s holding us back from replacing lead pipes in Canada? What are some tools that can be used to incentivize and accelerate the replacement...

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