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New Initiative to Develop Asset Management Plan for Grindstone Creek

A new initiative will develop an asset management plan for Grindstone Creek, which is part of Ontario’s Greenbelt. "Given the strain COVID-19 is putting on...

Water Steward – Emma Wattie, Atlantic Water Network

Emma Wattie's love for data set her up for success as the director of the Atlantic Water Network, which provides equipment and resources for...

Natural Assets Help Communities Better Manage Flood Risk: Report

The latest research from the Municipal Natural Assets Initiative (MNAI) found that natural assets like wetlands, forests, and ponds help communities in Canada better...

Flood Mitigation and Erosion Control Underway Along Toronto Waterfront

The Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA), in partnership with the City of Toronto, will be undertaking flood and erosion control work at several...

Saskatchewan Releases New Aquatic Invasive Species Strategy

The Government of Saskatchewan’s new Aquatic Invasive Species Strategy was introduced by Environment Minister Dustin Duncan at the Saskatchewan Wildlife Federation’s (SWF) annual convention...

Brock University Students Find Alarming Amounts of Plastic at St. Catharines Beach

A day at the beach doesn’t often involve lab work. But for a group of Brock University fourth-year Geography students tasked with assessing plastic...

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...

No Invasive Mussels Found in Saskatchewan Waters in 2019

The results are in, and the news is good: the Government of Saskatchewan’s monitoring program detected no invasive mussels in 123 waterbodies sampled throughout...

B.C. Government Partners with Cowichan Tribes to Support Koksilah Watershed

A new government-to-government partnership will help ensure long-term water sustainability in the Koksilah Watershed and explore the benefits of a water sustainability plan for...

USask Professor Leads Project to Predict River Ice Jams and Reduce Risk of Flooding

A University of Saskatchewan professor is working on better predicting ice formation in rivers, and potential ice jamming, to reduce the risk of flooding. When...

Credit Valley Conservation Appoints 2020 Chair and Vice-Chair

Mississauga Councillor Karen Ras was acclaimed as chair of Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) during a board meeting on January 17, 2020. The election marks Ras’...

Toronto Adopts Ravine Strategy Implementation Plan

Toronto’s City Council has unanimously adopted the Toronto Ravine Strategy implementation plan to clean up and protect the city's more than 300-kilometres ravine system. "Healthy...

Helen Jowett and Chris White Acclaimed to Lead GRCA Board

Helen Jowett has been acclaimed to a fifth one-year term as chair of the Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA). Chris White has also been...

DUC Releases New Report on Leveraging Wetlands to Support a Climate-Ready Ontario

Traditional flood management infrastructure can be supported by cost-effective natural flood management services that are provided by wetlands, according to research commissioned by Ducks...

Canada Launches Environmental Funding Programs

Jonathan Wilkinson, minister of environment and climate change, has launched a call for proposals for eight environmental funding programs. These programs will contribute to community-based...

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...

Manitoba Announces Watershed District Act

Manitoba has announced the Watershed District Act and registered two new regulations that will formalize a watershed-based approach in the province. "Our government recognizes the...

New Research Evaluates Flood Patterns in Alberta’s Athabasca Delta

Natural environmental processes—not upstream energy projects—are the primary cause of changing flood patterns in Alberta’s Athabasca Delta, according to new research. The research also shows...

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