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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...

Alberta-Based Fuel Retailer, Drever Agencies, Fined Under Fisheries Act

Drever Agencies Inc. was fined $1,250,000 on February 18, 2020 for an offence under the Fisheries Act. The company pleaded guilty to a charge of depositing...

Proposed Solution Aims to Address Guelph’s Concerns with Dolime Quarry

A proposed solution aims to address the City of Guelph’s concerns with how operations at the Dolime Quarry could affect the city’s drinking water....

Climate Change to Increase Farmland and Environmental Threats: Study

A new frontier that may increase farmland also poses environmental threats from degraded water quality and increased carbon emissions, according to a new study. The...

Natural Infrastructure Improves Water Quality in Agricultural Landscapes: Research

New research helps build the case for harnessing the power of natural infrastructure for large-scale wetland restoration. This approach can help improve water quality...

Researchers Develop Device to Purify Arsenic-Contaminated Water in a Single Step

A group of researchers has developed a new device that can purify and remediate arsenic-contaminated water in a single step. Using specialized polymer electrodes, the...

H2Opinion on Mercury Contamination

It was in 2009 that I first learned about the mercury contamination that affected Grassy Narrows First Nation and Wabaseemoong Independent First Nation. At...

Anti-Sprawl Policies May Be Harming Water Quality: Study

Urban growth boundaries are created by governments in an effort to concentrate urban development—buildings, roads, and the utilities that support them—within a defined area....

Water Institute Welcomes Professor Helen Jarvie

The Water Institute announced that Helen Jarvie has joined the University of Waterloo’s Department of Geography and Environmental Management as a full professor. “The Water Institute...

Winnipeg Releases Results from Lead Water Quality Testing Program

The City of Winnipeg has released results from its 2019 lead water quality testing program. The testing program was launched in August, following the...

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