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International Joint Commission Recommends Improvements to Binational Cooperation

The International Joint Commission (IJC) has advice for Canada and the United States on how to improve binational cooperation for Great Lakes water quality...

New Water Well Improvement Program to Protect Groundwater Quality

Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority (SVCA) and the Nuclear Waste Management Organization (NWMO) have partnered together to offer a Water Well Improvement Program. The program...

Government of Canada Invests in Priority Ecosystems in Atlantic Canada

The Government of Canada will be investing $1 million in six new projects to directly address water quality issues in two priority ecosystems in...

Controlling Light Could Leave Toxic Algae Dead in The Water: Researchers

While vacationing in Canada’s Rocky Mountains several years ago, Rebecca North was looking for a peaceful break from her work as a water researcher at...

Federal Funding Announced for Freshwater Protection Initiatives

Approximately $4 million in federal funding has been announced to support 53 new projects under the EcoAction Community Funding Program. All of the projects...

New Technology Aims to Improve Access to Safe Water in Refugee Camps

A new web-based tool aims to help aid workers ensure that water is safe to drink in refugee and internally displaced persons (IDP) camps. Researchers...

NWT Releases Videos Promoting Water Quality Monitoring Program

New videos promoting the NWT-wide Community-based Water Quality Monitoring Program have been released by the Government of Northwest Territories’ Department of Environment and Natural...

More Marinas Join Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup

The Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup announced that the following marinas will be joining the initiative and supporting the capture of plastic debris throughout the...

Assessing the Ottawa River—Informing the Public on the Quality of the Watershed

It’s an expression that resonates on so many levels in the water quality and watershed health assessment world! Inviting people to join, to enjoy,...

Data for Life—Clean Water Starts with Access to Data

As governments across Canada and around the world rally to address the coronavirus pandemic and the economic catastrophe it has unleashed, there is a...

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...

N.W.T. Releases Water Quality Results for Hay and Slave Rivers

The results of water quality monitoring conducted by the Department of Environment and Natural Resources in July 2020 indicate this year’s prolonged high water...

Water Quality Monitoring to Resume with Federal and Territorial Support

The Governments of Northwest Territories and Canada have resumed long-term water quality monitoring at two key sites in northern Alberta and two sites in...

Water Quality Advisory Issued for West Kelowna

The City of West Kelowna, in consultation with Interior Health, is issuing a Water Quality Advisory for the Lakeview/Rose Valley System effective immediately and...

Projects in Thunder Bay Area Receive Funding to Help Improve Water Quality in Lake Superior

The Government of Canada is investing in two projects in the Thunder Bay area to help improve the water quality in Lake Superior. The announcement...

Federal Government Announces Funding to Protect Lake Winnipeg Basin

The Government of Canada is providing $1.18 million to support 15 new projects under the Lake Winnipeg Basin Program. The announcement was made by Terry Duguid,...

Shuswap Watershed Council Awarding Five Grants to Protect Water Quality

The Shuswap Watershed Council (SWC) is awarding five grants this year to help farm businesses in the Shuswap watershed improve nutrient management, and ultimately...

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