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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...

New Project Examines Impact of Melting Glaciers on Drinking Water

A new project is examining the impact of melting glaciers on current and future drinking water in Western Canada. The results of the project...

Toronto Launches $3 Billion Project to Improve Water Quality in Don River

The City of Toronto is investing more than $3 billion to improve water quality in the Don River and along the central waterfront of...

35 Million Tonnes of Washwater Effluent Off B.C. Coast in 2017: Study

Thirty scrubber-equipped ships dumped nearly 35 million tonnes of washwater effluent off the B.C. coast in 2017, according to a new study commissioned by WWF-Canada. Scrubbers are...

New Funding to Help Improve Water Quality in Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair Watersheds

The governments of Canada and Ontario will be committing additional funding to help improve water quality in the Lake Erie and Lake St. Clair...

Ontario Announces Changes to Excess Soil Regulations

The Ontario government has announced that it will be clarifying the province's excess soil regulations. The announcement was made by Environment Minister Jeff Yurek...

New Program to Help Ontario Farmers Improve Water Quality

To mark this year's World Soil Day, the governments of Canada and Ontario are launching a $5.75 million, multi-year project to help Ontario farmers...

Okanagan Basin Water Board Launches Call for Grant Applications

The Okanagan Basin Water Board is now accepting applications to its Water Conservation and Quality Improvement grant program. New in 2019, the board approved a...

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