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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...

Grassy Narrows First Nation Ends All Long-Term Drinking Water Advisories

Asubpeechoseewagong Netum Anishinabek (Grassy Narrows First Nation) has recently completed upgrades to its water treatment system. The improved water treatment system now provides the...

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...

Water and Sewer Connection to Wauzhushk Onigum Nation Celebrated

Chief Chris Skead and the Council of the Wauzhushk Onigum Nation gathered with Elders, community members, other valued friends, and partners to celebrate the...

Members Appointed to Natural Resources Conservation Board in Alberta

New members have been appointed to the Natural Resources Conservation Board in Alberta. The NRCB oversees the review of major development proposals in recreational and...

University of Guelph Researchers Testing University Residence Wastewater as Early Detector of COVID Outbreaks

Researchers at the University of Guelph are developing a wastewater testing methodology to detect levels of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and help prevent outbreaks of...

New Report Assesses Ecosystem Health of Western Lake Erie and the Detroit River

A new report has found that Western Lake Erie is now at risk of crossing several potential tipping points caused by the interactions of...

Construction of Water Reservoir in Faro, Yukon Completed

Construction of a new water reservoir in Faro, Yukon is now complete. With a capacity of 625-cubic-metres, the new reservoir replaces an old reservoir...

Water Scientists Warn of Ecological Risks in Global Shift to Monoculture Crops

The conversion of large swaths of land to uniform tree plantations and single-crop species may lead to unintended consequences for the water cycle. This...

Manitoba Government Welcomes Auditor’s Report on Drinking Water Safety Oversight

The Manitoba government has welcomed the Office of the Auditor General’s (OAG) report on Drinking Water Safety Oversight. The government has also advanced many of...

Canada Contributes Disproportionately to the Global Plastic Disaster: Report

A new report by Oceana Canada indicates that the amount of plastic waste Canada generates is disproportionately contributing to the amount of plastic waste...

U of G Researcher Receives Funding to Measure COVID-19 Levels in Local Wastewater

A University of Guelph researcher has received $50,000 in federal funding to use wastewater to detect a new wave of COVID-19 infections before it...

New Freshwater Database Tells Water Quality Story for 12K Lakes Globally

York University researchers have created a publicly available water quality database that will help scientists monitor and manage the health of close 12,000 freshwater...

Frequently Consuming Fish with High Levels of Selenium Poses Risks to Human Health

A new report by the International Joint Commission (IJC) Health Professionals Advisory Board reviews the health risks that humans are exposed to when they...

Harbour Grace, Nfld. and Lab. Receives Funding for Water Infrastructure

Funding for a project to provide residents with cleaner water in Harbour Grace has been announced. “Investing in modern and reliable water and wastewater as well...

New Criteria in Drinking Water Standard Tighten Lead Leaching Allowance for Plumbing Products

Newly published changes to NSF/ANSI/CAN 61, the drinking water product standard required in the United States and Canada, further restrict the amount of lead...

Winner Announced for the Atlantic Canada 2020 AquaHacking Challenge

Clean Catch Baits, a company that creates biodegradable fishing lures, is the winner of the inaugural Atlantic Canada 2020 AquaHacking Challenge. Based out of Saint...

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