Feature | July 12, 2018

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…

READ MORE

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…
Jun. 11, 2018
Read Later

One Pipe, Many Problems

Have you ever noticed a slight odour of sewage in the air after a heavy rainfall?  Some of you will be bewildered by this question, but for those of you…
May. 25, 2018
Read Later

From Risk to Resilience

Ask your average Canadian about the notion of water risk and they’re likely to say, “not here in Canada!” Yet water risk is a multifaceted issue, not restricted to one…
May. 17, 2018
Read Later

New Brunswick: Doing Everything Right and Still Getting Walloped by Climate Change

Over the past four years, the Government of New Brunswick has launched a number of major climate change focused initiatives, including a discussion guide on Building a Stronger New Brunswick…
May. 04, 2018
Read Later

Positioning for Peace

Canada has a rich history as a peacekeeping nation and a commitment to continue this legacy. However, there is a growing recognition that the nature of peacekeeping has changed, requiring…
Apr. 20, 2018
Read Later

Five Lessons Cities Can Learn From Cape Town

Postponing Day Zero in Cape Town for 2018 comes as no surprise. There was no sense to it once the day had been pushed into the winter rainfall period. It also…
Jun. 11, 2018
Read Later

One Pipe, Many Problems

Have you ever noticed a slight odour of sewage in the air after a heavy rainfall?  Some of you will be bewildered by this question, but for those of you…
May. 25, 2018
Read Later

From Risk to Resilience

Ask your average Canadian about the notion of water risk and they’re likely to say, “not here in Canada!” Yet water risk is a multifaceted issue, not restricted to one…
May. 17, 2018
Read Later

New Brunswick: Doing Everything Right and Still Getting Walloped by Climate Change

Over the past four years, the Government of New Brunswick has launched a number of major climate change focused initiatives, including a discussion guide on Building a Stronger New Brunswick…
May. 04, 2018
Read Later

Positioning for Peace

Canada has a rich history as a peacekeeping nation and a commitment to continue this legacy. However, there is a growing recognition that the nature of peacekeeping has changed, requiring…
Apr. 20, 2018
Read Later

Five Lessons Cities Can Learn From Cape Town

Postponing Day Zero in Cape Town for 2018 comes as no surprise. There was no sense to it once the day had been pushed into the winter rainfall period. It also…

Top Features

A Renewed Outlook for B.C.’s Freshwater

As B.C.’s new government embarks on the hard work of fulfilling its platform commitments and ministerial mandates, there will be no shortage of pressing issues demanding the attention of our new leaders. Water, however, is one issue that unites British Columbia as the foundation of healthy and resilient communities, economies, and ecosystems. This article explores the critical elements of a revitalized water agenda for B.C., including opportunities within the province’s…
Read Later

Evaluating the Costs of Cutting Phosphorus in Ontario

Nutrient loadings (particularly phosphorus) from human, agricultural, and industrial waste, combined with climate change, changes in land use patterns, and invasive species are creating algal blooms in Ontario’s lakes. In some cases, the blooms involve blue-green algae, which can produce harmful toxins. There is no doubt that the rising trend of algal blooms across Ontario’s lakes needs to be addressed by more phosphorus controls. To be prudent, the province of…
Read Later

@LakeSuperior on Trudeau, Greatness, and Gordon Lightfoot

With just over 15,000 followers on Twitter, @LakeSuperior is a social media sensation loved and revered for its courage, wit, and sometimes, bad temper. Water Canada caught up with @LakeSuperior to discuss what it's like being the world's most popular lake on social media. Water Canada: You have quite a large Twitter following (at the time of writing, over 14,000 followers). Why are you so popular? @LakeSuperior: I am the GLOAT, the Greatest…
Read Later

Upcoming Events

Sep 09

2018

EOCP Tradeshow and Conference

Host: Environmental Operators Certification ProgramLocation: Marriott Pinnacle

Oct 22

2018

Ontario Water Innovation Week (OnWIN)

Host: WaterTAPLocation: The Design Exchange, 234 Bay Street Toronto Ontario

Oct 24

2018

World Water-Tech North America 2018

Host: Re-Think EventsLocation: The Design Exchange 234 Bay Street Toronto Ontario

Nov 04

2018

National Water & Wastewater Conference 2018

Host: Canadian Water and Wastewater AssociationLocation: Hotel Bonaventure