Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Water Recycling in the Food Industry, Cutting Costs and Reducing Impacts

A successful business has management and staff that constantly look for ways to make money and ways to save money. When it comes to...

Cyberinfrastructure Strategies to Control Urban Stormwater in the Great Lakes

“If I had an ultimate vision… it would be that there would never be a flood ever again in any city in the world.”...

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....

Soot-Filled Rivers Mark the Need for a National Wildfire Strategy

During the record-breaking 2018 fire season, the typically clear waters of Cameron Falls in Waterton Lakes National Park in southern Alberta flowed black. But...

As The World Burns: The Case for a Restoration Imperative

The IPCC report doesn’t reveal anything we didn’t already expect if we failed to meet global carbon dioxide reductions targets. A fair reading of...

Nature Bank: Natural Assets in Financial and Asset Management

Local governments across Canada are focusing on sustainable service delivery—delivering core municipal services in a reliable and cost effective manner in the face of...

Model Decisions: Cost-Based & Value-Based Stormwater Infrastructure

Stormwater drainage systems are our first line of defence against pluvial flooding. In recent years, many Canadian studies have pointed to the abysmal state...

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...

The Role of Engineered Wetlands for Water Treatment

Above photo: Bishop’s Falls: Abydoz Engineered Wetlands in Bishop’s Falls commissioned in 2016 with a Design Population of 4,300. Credit: Abydoz Environmental Inc. When talking...

The Shift from a Linear Economy to a Circular Economy is...

We have been playing a dramatic game of chicken with the natural limits of the planet for centuries. On one side is human behaviour...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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