Feature | July 12, 2018

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 and water is changing fertile land…

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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…
BlogFeb. 21, 2018
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As a Water Crisis Looms in Cape Town, Could It Happen in Canada?

The city of Cape Town, South Africa is under extreme water rationing and heading towards complete depletion of its municipal water supply. When Day Zero—the day the tap runs dry—arrives,…
BlogFeb. 13, 2018
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Privatization Risk and Rewards

The tension is mounting in Britain. While Labour Party politician John McDonnell promises to renationalize public sector services, including water, due to the “scandalous” payouts to shareholders, the conversation about public…
BlogJan. 31, 2018
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Advancing the Science on Dam Renewal and Removal

There are tens of thousands of large hydro dams in North America, built in the 1940s and 50s, that are nearing the end of their service lives. Governments and power…
BlogJan. 18, 2018
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How I Wrote a Symphony About the Changing Canadian Arctic

Almost a decade ago, I visited the western Arctic region aboard the CCGS Amundsen, an icebreaker and research vessel operated by the Canadian Coast Guard. The ship and the researchers…
BlogJan. 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…
BlogFeb. 21, 2018
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As a Water Crisis Looms in Cape Town, Could It Happen in Canada?

The city of Cape Town, South Africa is under extreme water rationing and heading towards complete depletion of its municipal water supply. When Day Zero—the day the tap runs dry—arrives,…
BlogFeb. 13, 2018
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Privatization Risk and Rewards

The tension is mounting in Britain. While Labour Party politician John McDonnell promises to renationalize public sector services, including water, due to the “scandalous” payouts to shareholders, the conversation about public…
BlogJan. 31, 2018
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Advancing the Science on Dam Renewal and Removal

There are tens of thousands of large hydro dams in North America, built in the 1940s and 50s, that are nearing the end of their service lives. Governments and power…
BlogJan. 18, 2018
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How I Wrote a Symphony About the Changing Canadian Arctic

Almost a decade ago, I visited the western Arctic region aboard the CCGS Amundsen, an icebreaker and research vessel operated by the Canadian Coast Guard. The ship and the researchers…
BlogJan. 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…

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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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Don’t Drink the Water

When Attawapiskat First Nation declared a state of emergency in October 2011, Charlie Angus (MP Timmins-James Bay) visited the community to find out why. “It was like stepping into a fourth world,” Angus wrote in an article for the Huffington Post Canada. Among several serious concerns about shelter and health, he noted that 19 families in the small community (population approximately 1,900) were living in sheds without running water. Angus’…
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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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2018

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2018

Ontario Water Innovation Week (OnWIN)

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2018

World Water-Tech North America 2018

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Nov 04

2018

National Water & Wastewater Conference 2018

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