Monday, January 30, 2023

There’s more than microplastics in our water

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Imagine receiving an emergency alert on your phone stating your drinking water has been contaminated. If you drink it you may suffer adverse effects...

Water Canada Webinar: A closer look at PFAS

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Per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances, or PFAS, are a huge group of manmade chemicals that have been used in industry and in consumer products since...

McCue Engineering Contractors in perspective: Staff health and safety for success

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Considering the health and safety of staff is a critical component for a successful workplace—for both employer and employees. McCue Engineering Contractors in Delta,...

Water sector employees: Do you know your local safety legislation?

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Covering nearly 10 million square kilometres, Canada is vast, providing a wide range of environments, terrains, and hazards with which water sector employees must...

Why water is the new carbon

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There’s a steady stream of news about severe water shortages and “megadrought” around the globe. As the Colorado River dries up in the United...

Future-proofing groundwater sustainability

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Groundwater is the world’s largest freshwater resource. But because it’s deep underground, signs of overuse aren’t always obvious. And with population growth and increased...

Northern Waters: Water treatment challenges across Canada’s territories

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When spring arrived this past year in the town of Hay River, Northwest Territories, residents weren’t ready for what followed. River water levels reaching...

How can landfill operators prepare to deal with PFAS in their...

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Few emerging issues are as contentious for the waste industry as contamination by per-/poly-fluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). These substances, now better known as forever chemicals,...

Wastewater heat recovery: From dirty water to clean energy

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Canadians have the second highest water consumption in the world and generate almost 12.7 trillion litres of wastewater a day, much of which is...

Using innovation to solve climate change  

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Devastating floods, heatwaves, droughts, and storms are among the new norm of extreme weather events impacting the planet and billions of people around the...

The case for embracing water re-use in Canada

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There is a perception that Canada has an abundant freshwater supply. In some regions of the country, where drought conditions do not exist, this...

Blue Economy: The challenges with protecting source water

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What started as a discussion on protecting our source water became a deep dive into how climate change is impacting quality freshwater sourcing in...

Hidden Hero: Zhiibaahaasing water operator’s drive for safe drinking water 

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In our September/October 2022 issue, we spoke with system operators about the challenges they face in providing their communities with clean drinking water. Some...

A closer look at Canada’s water operator shortage

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Beyond a vague sense of thirst, many of us give little thought to the water that flows forth crisp, clean, and translucent bordering on...