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Welsh Research Identifies New System for Pharmaceutical Detection in Wastewater

A research team at Swansea University in Wales have developed a new method for fast removal and detection of wastewater pollutants that come from...

Durham Region Partners with Ontario Tech to Detect Second Wave of COVID-19 Pandemic

Researchers with Ontario Tech University are working with Durham Region and other key partners to detect an anticipated second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic. “Ontario...

WEF Names Dr. Andrew Sanderson as Chief Medical Officer

To ensure protection of the health and safety of wastewater workers during the coronavirus pandemic and into the future, Dr. Andrew Sanderson has been...

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...

Cold Lake, Alta. Shifts Funding for New Wastewater Treatment Plant

Cold Lake City Council voted to fund the $1 million design of a new wastewater treatment plant using funds available to the City through...

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...

Sewage Poses Potential COVID-19 Transmission Risk: Researchers

Environmental biologists at the University of Stirling have warned that the potential spread of COVID-19 via sewage “must not be neglected” in the battle...

New Program Aims to Improve Wastewater Management in Textile Supply Chains

A new wastewater operations training program aims to improve water and wastewater management and treatment throughout the textile supply chains around the world. The training...

Recycling Wastewater Could Dramatically Slash Cities’ Need for Freshwater: Study

Delivering water to city dwellers can become far more efficient, according to Rice University researchers who said it should involve a healthy level of...

A Designers Experience with Designing Large Systems for the U.S. and Canada

Designing large scale wastewater treatment systems for the United States and Canada each come with their own set of familiarities and challenges. And of...

Peterborough Urges Residents to Stop Flushing Wipes

The City of Peterborough is urging residents to dispose all baby wipes, sanitary wipes, and disinfectant wipes in the garbage. “These wipes are being incorrectly...

New Toolkit Highlights Role of Water Sector in Coronavirus Response

A new toolkit from the Water Environment Federation (WEF) aims to raise public awareness about the vital role that water utilities and workers play...

Vaughan, Ont. Cancels 2020 Water and Wastewater Rate Increases

Vaughan City Council has voted to cancel its planned 2020 water and wastewater rate increases. “The City of Vaughan is committed to protecting the health...

Durham Region Reminds Residents to Think Before They Flush

The Region of Durham's Works Department is urging residents to only flush the three Ps—poo, pee, and toilet paper. “We are noticing an increase in...

Wastewater Test Could Provide Early Warning of COVID-19

A new test to detect SARS-CoV-2 in the wastewater of communities infected with the virus is being developed by researchers from Cranfield University and...

New Role at UBC Okanagan to Create Clean Technologies for Municipal Wastewater Treatment

UBC Okanagan announced that Engineering Professor Cigdem Eskicioglu has been named the Senior Industrial Research Chair (IRC) in advanced resource recovery from wastewater. The IRC...

Researchers Study Invisible Plastics in Drinking Water and Wastewater

A research team has found that nanoscale particles of the most commonly used plastics tend to move through the water supply or settle out...

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...

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