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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...

Sarnia Closing Stormwater Facilities for Phragmites Eradication

As part of the City of Sarnia’s plan to eradicate phragmites in the municipal stormwater management facilities, closures are taking place this week to...

Federal Funding Supporting 61 Flood Mitigation Projects in Ontario

Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Ralph Goodale announced over $7.75 million in funding to support work on 61 new projects in Ontario...

Government of Canada Continues to Support Green Infrastructure in Ontario

The Government of Canada is committed to supporting green infrastructure projects in Ontario. The commitment was reiterated on July 10, 2019 by François-Philippe Champagne,...

City of Markham Takes Green Approach to Flood Control

The City of Markham is taking a green approach to flood control with plans to create natural infrastructure spanning five acres, roughly the size...

Stormwater System in Kitchener Receives $49.9 Million in Funding

The City of Kitchener has received $49.9 Million in funding from the Government of Canada for a stormwater management system that will help protect...

Four Projects in Greater Montreal Area Receive $2.8 Million to Increase Climate Resilience

François-Philippe Champagne, Canada’s minister of infrastructure and communities, and Vicki‑May Hamm, president of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), announced investments totaling nearly $2.8...

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