Feature | April 20, 2018

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…

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Jan. 18, 2018
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Relationship Reset: Safe Water for All First Nations

Opposition to the federal government’s attempts to introduce regulations for water and wastewater has been persistent ever since the government set out to engage with First Nations on a draft…
Jan. 10, 2018
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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…
Jan. 05, 2018
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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…
Dec. 20, 2017
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Parliament’s Watchdog Delivers Assessment of Investment Needs for First Nations

In early December, Parliamentary Budget Officer Jean-Denis Fréchette released a report that documented the government’s shortfall in spending to deliver on the 2015 campaign promise to end all long-term boil-water…
Dec. 18, 2017
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Has Road Salt Run its Course?

Marshes, streams and lakes lie alongside many of the roads and highways that zigzag across North America. Plants and animals inhabit these water bodies and can be exposed to many…
Dec. 14, 2017
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Improving Canadian Design Standards & Procurement for Climate Resilience

Much of Canada’s water infrastructure has been in place for many years. Infrastructure designs and associated procurement processes are based on existing climate patterns. With the effects of a changing…
Dec. 11, 2017
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Worst-Case Economics: Accounting for Climate Change

“Economists set themselves too easy, too useless a task, if in tempestuous seasons they can only tell us, that when the storm is long past, the ocean is flat again.”…
Jan. 05, 2018
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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…
Dec. 20, 2017
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Parliament’s Watchdog Delivers Assessment of Investment Needs for First Nations

In early December, Parliamentary Budget Officer Jean-Denis Fréchette released a report that documented the government’s shortfall in spending to deliver on the 2015 campaign promise to end all long-term boil-water…
Dec. 18, 2017
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Has Road Salt Run its Course?

Marshes, streams and lakes lie alongside many of the roads and highways that zigzag across North America. Plants and animals inhabit these water bodies and can be exposed to many…
Dec. 14, 2017
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Improving Canadian Design Standards & Procurement for Climate Resilience

Much of Canada’s water infrastructure has been in place for many years. Infrastructure designs and associated procurement processes are based on existing climate patterns. With the effects of a changing…
Dec. 11, 2017
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Worst-Case Economics: Accounting for Climate Change

“Economists set themselves too easy, too useless a task, if in tempestuous seasons they can only tell us, that when the storm is long past, the ocean is flat again.”…

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Improving Canadian Design Standards & Procurement for Climate Resilience

Much of Canada’s water infrastructure has been in place for many years. Infrastructure designs and associated procurement processes are based on existing climate patterns. With the effects of a changing climate, there is recognition that these designs need to be revisited to improve resiliency, safety, and protection for Canadians. Accordingly, procurement processes must be adapted to facilitate the needs of the future. On June 22, 2017, Water Canada and nine…
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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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Worst-Case Economics: Accounting for Climate Change

“Economists set themselves too easy, too useless a task, if in tempestuous seasons they can only tell us, that when the storm is long past, the ocean is flat again.” With this quotation from John Maynard Keynes, Dr. Frank Ackerman, principal economist, Synapse Energy Economic Inc., began a lecture on his most recent book Worst-Case Economics: Extreme Events in Climate and Finance. At the core of his argument is that…
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2018

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