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City of Regina Invests in Drainage Project

The City of Regina is investing $15 million in the North Central Drainage Project. The project will replace and upgrade the storm sewer system to...

Vaughan’s Stormwater Charge Supports Vital Water Programs

The City of Vaughan is committed to maintaining and improving the stormwater system to meet the needs of this growing community right now and for...

B.C. Provides Funding for Flood Victims

Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) is now available for eligible British Columbians in the following regions who may have been impacted by overland flooding from...

Strathcona County Introduces Storm Drain Adoption Program

Strathcona County is launching a new program called Adopt a Storm Drain. Through the program, residents are encouraged to adopt a storm drain in...

All About That Dace

Stormwater management strategy helps the Region of Peel treat polluted runoff and protect a local redside dace population. Understanding how an infrastructure project affects a...

Manitoba Outlet Channels Project Reaches Milestone

Minister of Infrastructure Ron Schuler has announced that the Lake Manitoba Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels project has advanced to the next phase of...

New Brunswick Launches 2020 River Watch Program

The River Watch program will provide New Brunswickers with information on the status of rivers, potential ice jams, and other flood issues across the...

Ontario Releases its Flooding Strategy

The Government of Ontario has released its new flood strategy, which looks to reduce the risk and increase preparedness of flood events. "We know that...

Spruce Grove, Alta. Proposes Utility Fee to Fund Stormwater Management

The City of Spruce Grove, based in Alberta, is proposing a utility fee to fund the management of its stormwater infrastructure. This will help...

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...

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 in the local river systems. Even more...

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...

Waterloo, Ontario Completes Stormwater Management Master Plan

Waterloo, Ontario’s council endorsed a stormwater management master plan environmental assessment on December 16, 2019. Council also directed staff to file the notice of completion...

Top Five Stormwater Stories of 2019

The following five news stories were the most read in the stormwater category on Water Canada's website in 2019. Vancouver Adopts Rain City Strategy...

Stormwater Management Study Led by CVC Receives FCM Funding

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) received $175,000 from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to determine the most cost-effective stormwater management system for the City of...

Parking the Water

When construction projects involve multi-level underground parking in areas with strained sewer capacity, it can present challenges in cities with aging infrastructure. Antiquated combined...

Alberta Supports Regional Stormwater Management

The Government of Alberta provided $7.6 million through the Alberta Community Resilience Program to Rocky View County to support the Cooperative Stormwater Management Initiative...

Saskatchewan Funding Long-Term Flood Mitigation Program

Saskatchewan’s Minister responsible for the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency (WSA), Dustin Duncan, has announced that WSA is again transitioning the Emergency Flood Damage Reduction...

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