Feature | October 29, 2018

An Interview with Pierre Lavallée, President & CEO, Canada Infrastructure Bank

With the arrival of the Canada Infrastructure Bank’s new president and CEO, Pierre Lavallée, the CIB will soon have its operations team in place. For municipalities, there is much anticipation…

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Oct. 29, 2018
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An Interview with Pierre Lavallée, President & CEO, Canada Infrastructure Bank

With the arrival of the Canada Infrastructure Bank’s new president and CEO, Pierre Lavallée, the CIB will soon have its operations team in place. For municipalities, there is much anticipation…
Oct. 25, 2018
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Soot-Filled Rivers Mark the Need for a National Wildfire Strategy

During the record-breaking 2018 fire season, the typically clear waters of Cameron Falls in Waterton Lakes National Park in southern Alberta flowed black. But it had nothing to do with…
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As The World Burns: The Case for a Restoration Imperative

The IPCC report doesn’t reveal anything we didn’t already expect if we failed to meet global carbon dioxide reductions targets. A fair reading of the Paris Agreement would be that…
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Local governments across Canada are focusing on sustainable service delivery—delivering core municipal services in a reliable and cost effective manner in the face of increased demand, a changing climate, and…
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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,…
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The IPCC report doesn’t reveal anything we didn’t already expect if we failed to meet global carbon dioxide reductions targets. A fair reading of the Paris Agreement would be that…
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Nature Bank: Natural Assets in Financial and Asset Management

Local governments across Canada are focusing on sustainable service delivery—delivering core municipal services in a reliable and cost effective manner in the face of increased demand, a changing climate, and…
Sep. 24, 2018
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Model Decisions: Cost-Based & Value-Based Stormwater Infrastructure

Stormwater drainage systems are our first line of defence against pluvial flooding. In recent years, many Canadian studies have pointed to the abysmal state of our current stormwater assets and…
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…
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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,…

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Upcoming Events

Nov 19

2018

Asset Management of Buried Infrastructure

Host: Centre for Advancement of Trenchless TechnologiesLocation: Centre for Health and Safety Innovation, Mississauga, Ontario

Nov 27

2018

Advancing Collaborative Climate Adaptation in British Columbia

Host: ICLEILocation: Urban Ballroom, Parkside Hotel, Victoria, BC

Nov 29

2018

Partners in Project Green—10th Anniversary Conference and Awards Celebration

Host: Partners in Project GreenLocation: The International Centre — 6900 Airport Rd, Mississauga, ON L4V 1E8

Jan 25

2019

Wastewater Operations Connect

Host: Canadian InstituteLocation: Sheraton Hamilton Hotel, Hamilton, ON