Monday, March 1, 2021

Is Your Water Management as Diverse as Your Communities?

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Watershed management strives to improve the health of aquatic ecosystems as much as it does the economic, cultural, and biophysical health of our communities....

Drowning in Plastic

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In September, Oceana Canada released a damning report that emphasized the disproportionate amount of single-use plastics consumed versus that of other countries. The figures...

Closing Shot: Just Saying It Doesn’t Make It True

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The COVID-19 pandemic is a hoax, the U.S. election was stolen, all wipes are flushable, and the earth is flat. Just saying something untrue,...

Taking Steps Towards Reconciliation and Watershed Governance

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In the Cowichan and Koksilah watersheds on eastern Vancouver Island, a quiet transformation is unfolding. Outside of the limelight and driven by community champions,...

Tracking Water Assets

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To meet their mandates, water utilities must not only know where their assets are and how they relate to each other, but also how...

Building the Business Case for Natural Infrastructure

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Flooding is a critical issue facing Canadian municipalities that will only become more challenging as we continue to experience the effects of climate change....

Water Canada’s Top Stories for 2020

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There was a lot of change, to say the least, in 2020 because of the COVID-19 pandemic. Nonetheless, important work continued in the water...

Top Five Drinking Water Stories of 2020

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1. Government of Canada Announces New Investments for Clean Drinking Water in First Nations Communities While most Canadians have reliable access to clean drinking water,...

Top Five Wastewater Stories of 2020

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1. Wastewater Test Could Provide Early Warning of COVID-19 A new test to detect SARS-CoV-2 in the wastewater of communities infected with the virus is...

Top Five Stormwater Stories of 2020

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1. USask Partners with Saskatoon to Study Stormwater Stormwater goes into Saskatoon’s rivers untreated, so garbage introduced into the storm drain system means more pollution...

Top Five Cleantech Stories of 2020

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1. Foresight Launches Watertech Startup Support Program The Canada Watertech Startup Support Program has been launched by Foresight, a not-for-profit corporation based in British Columbia...

Top Five Great Lakes Stories of 2020

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1.  Major Investments in Great Lakes Restoration Are Paying Off: Study Canada and the United States have invested more than US$22.8 billion over the last...

Top Five Infrastructure Stories of 2020

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1. Investments in Natural Infrastructure Have Significant Economic Returns: Report Canada’s built, or ‘grey,’ infrastructure requires an estimated investment of $5.3 billion per year in order to keep...

What Will Updated Guidelines Need to Consider for the Future of...

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Stormwater management in Ontario has come a long way since the flood control efforts of the early 1970s. At that time, communities were concerned...
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