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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Jun. 11, 2018
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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…
Apr. 17, 2018
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Evaluating Digital Risk in a World of Cyber Threats

As threats to public infrastructure from cyber attacks are on the rise from coordinated—sometimes state-backed—actors, public utilities are being forced to seek new risk management frameworks. But there are challenges…
Apr. 10, 2018
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Stratford, Ont. Harnesses its Wastewater Resource Potential

Sometimes too much of a bad thing can actually be a good thing—an air-cleaning, job-creating, waste-reducing, money-making good thing. Stratford, Ont., a city of about 32,000, which is best known…
May. 17, 2018
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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
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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
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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…
Apr. 17, 2018
Read Later

Evaluating Digital Risk in a World of Cyber Threats

As threats to public infrastructure from cyber attacks are on the rise from coordinated—sometimes state-backed—actors, public utilities are being forced to seek new risk management frameworks. But there are challenges…
Apr. 10, 2018
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Stratford, Ont. Harnesses its Wastewater Resource Potential

Sometimes too much of a bad thing can actually be a good thing—an air-cleaning, job-creating, waste-reducing, money-making good thing. Stratford, Ont., a city of about 32,000, which is best known…

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Atlantic Canada’s Model for a First Nations-led Water Authority

As First Nations are more actively deploying their own governance locally, regionally, and nationally, a growing body of Canadian leaders are advocating for the federal government to get out of the way. This is equally true when it comes to clean water. In 2017, the Atlantic Policy Congress of First Nations Chiefs Secretariat (APC) put forward specific recommendations for an Indigenous-led water authority that would act as a hub to…
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Don’t Drink the Water

When Attawapiskat First Nation declared a state of emergency in October 2011, Charlie Angus (MP Timmins-James Bay) visited the community to find out why. “It was like stepping into a fourth world,” Angus wrote in an article for the Huffington Post Canada. Among several serious concerns about shelter and health, he noted that 19 families in the small community (population approximately 1,900) were living in sheds without running water. Angus’…
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Four Myths about Water Fluoridation and Why They’re Wrong

Evidence gathered over 60 years about adding fluoride to drinking water has failed to convince some people this major public health initiative is not only safe but helps to prevent tooth decay. Myths about fluoridated water persist. These include fluoride isn’t natural, adding it to our water supplies doesn’t prevent tooth decay and it causes conditions ranging from cancer to Down syndrome. Now the National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC)…
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Sep 29

2018

WEFTEC 2018 – 92nd Annual Water Environment Federation’s Technical Exhibition and Conference

Host: Water Environment FederationLocation: New Orleans Morial Convention Center

Oct 17

2018

siwłkʷ (WATER) FOR ALL – OUR RESPONSIBILITY

Host: Okanagan Basin Water Board and Canadian Water Resources AssociationLocation: Coast Capri Hotel: 1171 Harvey Ave

Oct 23

2018

Water Innovation in Action

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