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How a Pandemic Impacts Water Service Delivery

Water utilities are continuing to provide safe drinking water, even as a state of emergency is being declared in municipalities and provinces across Canada...

A Moment to Give Thanks

It has been a difficult few weeks. Some have lost their job, some have watched loved ones fight a disease that they can’t understand,...

Municipal Leaders Urge Residents to Think About What They Flush

Canadian municipal leaders and wastewater professionals are urging everyone to NOT flush anything but the 3P's—pee, poop, and paper (toilet paper). There is never a...

Water Canada and COVID-19

I hope you have had a chance to sit down and enjoy the March/April issue of Water Canada, which focuses on issues around water...

IISD Appoints Jane McDonald as Executive Vice President

Jane McDonald is stepping into a new role as executive vice president of the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) and chair of the...

Competition to Solve Freshwater Issues Begins in Atlantic Canada

Solving freshwater issues across Atlantic Canada through technology and entrepreneurship is the theme of a new competition that began on February 26, 2020 at...

Natural Assets Help Communities Better Manage Flood Risk: Report

The latest research from the Municipal Natural Assets Initiative (MNAI) found that natural assets like wetlands, forests, and ponds help communities in Canada better...

Climate Change to Increase Farmland and Environmental Threats: Study

A new frontier that may increase farmland also poses environmental threats from degraded water quality and increased carbon emissions, according to a new study. The...

Natural Infrastructure Improves Water Quality in Agricultural Landscapes: Research

New research helps build the case for harnessing the power of natural infrastructure for large-scale wetland restoration. This approach can help improve water quality...

Extreme Weather Can Tax Urban Drainage Systems to the Max: Study

Existing design methods for urban drainage systems are not going far enough to withstand possible catastrophic storms, or even unpredictable failures during a moderate...

USask Professor Leads Project to Predict River Ice Jams and Reduce Risk of Flooding

A University of Saskatchewan professor is working on better predicting ice formation in rivers, and potential ice jamming, to reduce the risk of flooding. When...

Minister of Indigenous Services Provides January 2020 Update on Drinking Water Advisories

Marc Miller, minister of Indigenous services, provided the department's monthly progress update on drinking water advisories affecting public systems on reserves. "We are determined to...

CWN Welcomes New Staff Member and 2020 Board of Directors

The Canadian Water Network (CWN) has welcomed Sandra Cooke as the director of the Canadian Municipal Water Consortium. Prior to joining CWN, Cooke was the...

Small Solutions, Big Progress

Serving Indigenous communities with reliable, easy to operate small solutions. Water is considered sacred by Indigenous people for its interconnectedness to all life, making the...

Canada Releases Draft Science Assessment of Plastic Pollution

The Draft Science Assessment of Plastic Pollution, which sheds light on the extent of the plastic pollution problem in Canada, has been published by...

WWF-Canada Announces Award Recipients for Generation Water Tech Challenge

WWF-Canada has selected four award recipients for the Generation Water Tech Challenge. Since September 2019, WWF-Canada has been seeking innovative and transformative solutions to help...

Earth Tech Accelerator Announces 2020 Cohort

The new Earth Tech accelerator has announced its first cohort, which includes 16 startups and nonprofits that are advancing freshwater and climate solutions. The Centre...

New Research Institute Aims to Bring Clarity to Canada’s Climate Choices

Dozens of academics and policy experts launched the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices, a new independent national research body. The Institute aims to bring clarity...

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