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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…

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One Size Does Not Fit All

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Women Can Lead to a Water Secure World

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Why Canada Should Engage in the New Water Decade: Republic of Tajikistan

World Water Day 2018 marks the beginning of the new International Decade for Action - Water for Sustainable Development. The new Decade can be traced back to the success of a…
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Environment and Climate Change Canada Seeks Broad Input on Collaboration in the Ottawa River Watershed

Shōzō Tanaka, a 19th century Japanese conservationist, once said that “the care of rivers is not a question of rivers but of the human heart.” Across the globe, watersheds and…
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I somewhat jokingly like to call myself an asset management evangelist. My super power is that I can turn any conversation into one about asset management. And I still have…
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Future Food Sustainability

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World Water Day 2018 marks the beginning of the new International Decade for Action - Water for Sustainable Development. The new Decade can be traced back to the success of a…
BlogMar. 16, 2018
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Environment and Climate Change Canada Seeks Broad Input on Collaboration in the Ottawa River Watershed

Shōzō Tanaka, a 19th century Japanese conservationist, once said that “the care of rivers is not a question of rivers but of the human heart.” Across the globe, watersheds and…
BlogMar. 08, 2018
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Facing the Dragon of Asset Management

I somewhat jokingly like to call myself an asset management evangelist. My super power is that I can turn any conversation into one about asset management. And I still have…
BlogMar. 01, 2018
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Water Operators Without Borders

Canadian water and wastewater operators Jason Mank, Marcel Misuraca, and Glen Ketchum recently made a difference in the lives of the residents of Dominica. The men responded to a request…
BlogFeb. 26, 2018
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Future Food Sustainability

Many things in life are optional, but food isn't one of them. That's why the findings of a new research report by the Institute for Sustainable Food Systems at Kwantlen…

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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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