Feature | August 31, 2018

Water’s Next Profile: James Thuch Madhier, The Rainmaker Enterprise

Each year in South Sudan, as the harvest gives way to the dry season, local populations begin to move off their land in search of food and water. These groups…

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Aug. 31, 2018
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Water's Next Profile: James Thuch Madhier, The Rainmaker Enterprise

Each year in South Sudan, as the harvest gives way to the dry season, local populations begin to move off their land in search of food and water. These groups…
Aug. 31, 2018
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The Role of Engineered Wetlands for Water Treatment

Above photo: Bishop’s Falls: Abydoz Engineered Wetlands in Bishop’s Falls commissioned in 2016 with a Design Population of 4,300. Credit: Abydoz Environmental Inc. When talking about fresh water in Canada,…
Aug. 16, 2018
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The Shift from a Linear Economy to a Circular Economy is Necessary and Possible

We have been playing a dramatic game of chicken with the natural limits of the planet for centuries. On one side is human behaviour and our linear ‘take, make, and…
Jul. 26, 2018
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Managing Lead in Canadian Drinking Water

Some older Canadian homes still have lead water pipes, posing an important and complex public health challenge. About one per cent of water service lines in Edmonton, most of which…
Jul. 20, 2018
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Minding the First "R" in Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Somewhere around the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970 a bunch of hippies said, “hey man, we should use less stuff, share what we have, and turn our old…
Jul. 12, 2018
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The Battle Against Desertification—Why Canada Should Care

A growing human population and runaway consumption are putting unsustainable pressures on the natural resources we depend on for survival. Our misuse and abuse of land and water is changing fertile land…
Jul. 06, 2018
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Water Data Comes to Life with New Tools and Approaches

Understanding and deriving value from environmental data is an ongoing challenge for watershed managers and regulators. In an era where the demand for community engagement in environmental decision-making is on…
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The Shift from a Linear Economy to a Circular Economy is Necessary and Possible

We have been playing a dramatic game of chicken with the natural limits of the planet for centuries. On one side is human behaviour and our linear ‘take, make, and…
Jul. 26, 2018
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Managing Lead in Canadian Drinking Water

Some older Canadian homes still have lead water pipes, posing an important and complex public health challenge. About one per cent of water service lines in Edmonton, most of which…
Jul. 20, 2018
Read Later

Minding the First "R" in Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Somewhere around the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970 a bunch of hippies said, “hey man, we should use less stuff, share what we have, and turn our old…
Jul. 12, 2018
Read Later

The Battle Against Desertification—Why Canada Should Care

A growing human population and runaway consumption are putting unsustainable pressures on the natural resources we depend on for survival. Our misuse and abuse of land and water is changing fertile land…
Jul. 06, 2018
Read Later

Water Data Comes to Life with New Tools and Approaches

Understanding and deriving value from environmental data is an ongoing challenge for watershed managers and regulators. In an era where the demand for community engagement in environmental decision-making is on…

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2018

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