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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Aug. 16, 2018
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The Shift from a Linear Economy to a Circular Economy is Necessary and Possible

We have been playing a dramatic game of chicken with the natural limits of the planet for centuries. On one side is human behaviour and our linear ‘take, make, and…
Jul. 26, 2018
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Managing Lead in Canadian Drinking Water

Some older Canadian homes still have lead water pipes, posing an important and complex public health challenge. About one per cent of water service lines in Edmonton, most of which…
Jul. 20, 2018
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Minding the First "R" in Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Somewhere around the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970 a bunch of hippies said, “hey man, we should use less stuff, share what we have, and turn our old…
Jul. 12, 2018
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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
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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
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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…
Jul. 20, 2018
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Minding the First "R" in Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

Somewhere around the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970 a bunch of hippies said, “hey man, we should use less stuff, share what we have, and turn our old…
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
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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…

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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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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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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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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