Feature | January 10, 2018

Beer Brewed By the Bay

Being in the Georgian Bay Biosphere, proper water management is something the owners of Trestle Brewing believe is an important part of the operation’s sustainability. The craft brewing industry in…

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@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…
BlogNov. 16, 2017
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Ontario's Trend Towards Stormwater Fees

In January 2016, the City of Mississauga became the largest municipality in Canada to charge customers with a stormwater fee. This funding is earmarked for the municipal stormwater conveyance, quality,…
BlogNov. 10, 2017
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New Facility Classification Model for Water Systems in B.C. & Yukon

British Columbia and Yukon Territory have embarked upon a new classification system for water systems that promises to strengthen the oversight of operational responsibilities, recruitment, training, and the development of System Risk…
BlogNov. 02, 2017
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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…
BlogOct. 25, 2017
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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…
BlogOct. 24, 2017
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Increased Cooperation to Support Great Lakes Transportation

The Great Lakes are a critical shared waterway, and cooperation between the United States and Canada has been key to the safety and efficiency of waterborne commerce for many decades. Such…
BlogOct. 12, 2017
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Mapping Boreal Wetlands and Traditional Knowledge

This July, Paul Betsina spent five days in a helicopter over boreal wetlands, flying so low he thought he could “reach out and grab the treetops.” After six-hour days scanning…
BlogNov. 10, 2017
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New Facility Classification Model for Water Systems in B.C. & Yukon

British Columbia and Yukon Territory have embarked upon a new classification system for water systems that promises to strengthen the oversight of operational responsibilities, recruitment, training, and the development of System Risk…
BlogNov. 02, 2017
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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…
BlogOct. 25, 2017
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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…
BlogOct. 24, 2017
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Increased Cooperation to Support Great Lakes Transportation

The Great Lakes are a critical shared waterway, and cooperation between the United States and Canada has been key to the safety and efficiency of waterborne commerce for many decades. Such…
BlogOct. 12, 2017
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Mapping Boreal Wetlands and Traditional Knowledge

This July, Paul Betsina spent five days in a helicopter over boreal wetlands, flying so low he thought he could “reach out and grab the treetops.” After six-hour days scanning…

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Ontario’s Trend Towards Stormwater Fees

In January 2016, the City of Mississauga became the largest municipality in Canada to charge customers with a stormwater fee. This funding is earmarked for the municipal stormwater conveyance, quality, and flow control services, including the building of reserves for future infrastructure. This municipality is not the first one to have a stormwater fee. There are eight additional municipalities in Ontario that have established a stormwater rate: Aurora, Kitchener, London,…
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New Facility Classification Model for Water Systems in B.C. & Yukon

British Columbia and Yukon Territory have embarked upon a new classification system for water systems that promises to strengthen the oversight of operational responsibilities, recruitment, training, and the development of System Risk Management Plans. After two years of development, the new classification system is rolling out across the province and territory, and is the first of its type in North America. The feedback has been positive and it could be expanded to other regions in…
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Pipe Technology Aids Halton’s Expansion Plans

Halton Region, which lies between the cities of Hamilton and Mississauga southwest of Toronto, on Lake Ontario, is growing rapidly. According to statistics from Ontario Immigration, it is one of the most welcoming communities in Canada. Growth projections indicate the region will expand to more than 753,000 people by 2031, and infrastructure will need to expand to accommodate the many new residents who want to make this area their home.…
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Upcoming Events

Jan 25

2018

Ontario Public Works Association Conference and Award Function

Host: Ontario Public Works AssociationLocation: Mississauga Event and Banquet Centre

Feb 06

2018

AFN National Water Symposium and Trade Show

Host: Assembly of First NationsLocation: Fairmont Hotel Vancouver, 900 W. Georgia Street

Mar 14

2018

Globe Forum—The Leadership Summit for Sustainable Business

Host: GLOBE SeriesLocation: Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building 999 Canada Place

Mar 21

2018

TRIECA CONFERENCE

Host: Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) and the Canadian Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA)Location: Pearson Convention Centre