Feature | October 08, 2018

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 increased demand, a changing climate, and…

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Apr. 20, 2018
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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…
Apr. 17, 2018
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Evaluating Digital Risk in a World of Cyber Threats

As threats to public infrastructure from cyber attacks are on the rise from coordinated—sometimes state-backed—actors, public utilities are being forced to seek new risk management frameworks. But there are challenges…
Apr. 10, 2018
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Stratford, Ont. Harnesses its Wastewater Resource Potential

Sometimes too much of a bad thing can actually be a good thing—an air-cleaning, job-creating, waste-reducing, money-making good thing. Stratford, Ont., a city of about 32,000, which is best known…
Mar. 29, 2018
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One Size Does Not Fit All

A Call for Some Flexibility and Reason in Achieving Our Goals Watching with great interest how the implementation of the Wastewater System Effluent Regulations (WSER) plays out across Canada, I…
Mar. 22, 2018
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Women Can Lead to a Water Secure World

Gender equality issues have gained unprecedented attention since late 2017, notably through the #MeToo movement. Dialogue on gender equity has brought a sharp focus on gaps to access and representation.…
BlogMar. 21, 2018
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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…
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…
BlogApr. 10, 2018
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Stratford, Ont. Harnesses its Wastewater Resource Potential

Sometimes too much of a bad thing can actually be a good thing—an air-cleaning, job-creating, waste-reducing, money-making good thing. Stratford, Ont., a city of about 32,000, which is best known…
BlogMar. 29, 2018
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One Size Does Not Fit All

A Call for Some Flexibility and Reason in Achieving Our Goals Watching with great interest how the implementation of the Wastewater System Effluent Regulations (WSER) plays out across Canada, I…
BlogMar. 22, 2018
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Women Can Lead to a Water Secure World

Gender equality issues have gained unprecedented attention since late 2017, notably through the #MeToo movement. Dialogue on gender equity has brought a sharp focus on gaps to access and representation.…
BlogMar. 21, 2018
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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…
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…

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Artificial Intelligence—Set to Transform the Water Industry

Big data, internet of things (IoT) and Artificial Intelligence (AI) are rapidly making their way into the water industry. A plethora of organizations in the water sector are pushing the envelope and taking us into the digital water future. Coupled with the right business models, these technologies are bringing new capabilities for managing water systems that will have an unprecedented impact in reducing costs, optimizing capital investments, and increasing revenue…
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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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Exercising the Human Right to Water and Sanitation

When the human right to life-sustaining drinking water and healthy sanitation is violated, anyone can call their governments to account. Those whose rights were violated also have the option of filing a claim in court. At least four legal frameworks protect the human right to water and sanitation. This protection is expressly found in, or derived from, other rights articulated in international instruments such as the 1976 International Covenant on…
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Oct 23

2018

Water Innovation in Action

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Oct 24

2018

World Water-Tech North America 2018

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Nov 04

2018

National Water & Wastewater Conference 2018

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Nov 11

2018

Water Quality Technology Conference & Exposition

Host: American Water Works AssociationLocation: Sheraton Centre Toronto Hotel in downtown Toronto