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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...

Aquatic Informatics Joins Danaher’s Water Quality Platform

Aquatic Informatics Inc. has been acquired by Danaher’s Water Quality platform from XPV Water Partners. “I am thrilled to welcome Ed Quilty and the Aquatic...

Manitoba Unveils New Conservation and Climate Fund

The Government of Manitoba is unveiling its new Conservation and Climate Fund that will provide up to $600,000 this fiscal year to organizations for...

Halifax Advising Residents of Blue-Green Algae Bloom

The Halifax Regional Municipality is advising residents that due to the presence of a possible blue-green algae bloom in Lake Micmac, the risk advisory...

Contract Awarded for Phase Two of the ḰEL¸SET Remediation Project

The Government of Canada has awarded a contract to complete the second phase of the ḰEL¸SET (formerly Reay Creek) Remediation Project that will remove...

New Brunswick Asking Residents to Conserve Water

Surface water and groundwater levels are lower than normal throughout the province, which is why New Brunswickers are advised to conserve water. “The heat wave,...

Researchers Partner with Indigenous Communities to Monitor River Health

A project that integrates Indigenous knowledge and a technology developed by researchers at the University of Guelph is helping to assess the health of...

Upgrading WHO Forms Could Help Improve Water Quality in Vulnerable Communities

The World Health Organization’s (WHO) sanitary inspection (SI) forms need an urgent upgrade to help improve the quality of small water supplies in some...

CWWA Provides Guidance for Reopening Buildings After Prolonged Shutdown

Many buildings—such as offices, schools, and restaurants—across Canada have been closed for a prolonged period of time in response to the COVID-19 crisis. As...

Climate Change Threatens Drinking Water Quality Across Great Lakes

“Do Not Drink/Do Not Boil” is not what anyone wants to hear about their city’s tap water. But the combined effects of climate change...

New Research Highlights Impact of Microplastic Pollution on Biodiversity

New research from Queen’s University Belfast and Liverpool John Moores University revealed the impact that microplastic pollution is having on biodiversity. Currently up to 10...

Water Quality Could Change in Buildings Closed During COVID-19 Pandemic: Study

The quality of water left sitting in pipes could change in buildings—such as restaurants and schools—that are closed to prevent the spread of COVID-19. “We...

Nunavut Tunngavik Invests in Clean Water for Community Handwashing

Nunavut Tunngavik Incorporated (NTI) is investing $1.25 million to ensure Inuit in have a steady supply of clean water to wash hands. “Water is a...

2020 Stockholm Water Prize Awarded to Groundwater Expert

A groundwater expert, Dr. John Cherry, has received the 2020 Stockholm Water Prize. According to the Stockholm International Water Institute (SIWI), Cherry’s research has raised...

Climate Change and Urbanization Threaten Groundwater Quality: Study

Climate change and urbanization are expected to threaten groundwater quality around the world, according to a new study from UNSW. Dissolved organic carbon (DOC) is...

Water Reuse Could Be Key for Future of Hydraulic Fracturing: Study

Water comes from the ground as a by-product of oil production from unconventional reservoirs. During the coming decades, this will theoretically counter the need to...

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