Feature | January 18, 2018

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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Oct. 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…
Oct. 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…
Sep. 29, 2017
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Stars Are Aligning for Generating Value from Wastewater in Ontario

The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) recently made a very helpful public service announcement for the water technology sector. Her report, Every Drop Counts, included a chapter that clearly outlined the…
Sep. 18, 2017
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Could Alternative Financing Revive North America’s Water Network?

Financing improvements to North America’s water network is a gargantuan task—one that has ascended the public sector’s ability to handle alone. The recent public health crisis in Flint, Mich, has…
Sep. 11, 2017
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Continental Access, Key to Canadian Water Cleantech Success

The renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement is underway. Canadian corporate executives are, with good reason, concerned that a new wave of protectionism could wash across the continent.…
Sep. 07, 2017
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How Green Roofs Can Protect City Streets From Flooding

Spring and summer 2017 have been among the wettest on record in eastern North America. And the world is watching Houston, the Caribbean, and Florida this week, where the remains…
Sep. 06, 2017
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Green Bonds Go Blue

In 2016, the number of green bond issuances doubled to US$83 billion—boosted by China’s US$36 billion of new issuances, and raising the total outstanding green bond debt to approximately US$200…
Sep. 29, 2017
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Stars Are Aligning for Generating Value from Wastewater in Ontario

The Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) recently made a very helpful public service announcement for the water technology sector. Her report, Every Drop Counts, included a chapter that clearly outlined the…
Sep. 18, 2017
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Could Alternative Financing Revive North America’s Water Network?

Financing improvements to North America’s water network is a gargantuan task—one that has ascended the public sector’s ability to handle alone. The recent public health crisis in Flint, Mich, has…
Sep. 11, 2017
Read Later

Continental Access, Key to Canadian Water Cleantech Success

The renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement is underway. Canadian corporate executives are, with good reason, concerned that a new wave of protectionism could wash across the continent.…
Sep. 07, 2017
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How Green Roofs Can Protect City Streets From Flooding

Spring and summer 2017 have been among the wettest on record in eastern North America. And the world is watching Houston, the Caribbean, and Florida this week, where the remains…
Sep. 06, 2017
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Green Bonds Go Blue

In 2016, the number of green bond issuances doubled to US$83 billion—boosted by China’s US$36 billion of new issuances, and raising the total outstanding green bond debt to approximately US$200…

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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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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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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 of the substances we put on those roads, including road salt. Rock salt helps keep roads safe when winter storms hit, reducing winter road accidents. But it can also have serious, negative effects on aquatic ecosystems. At high concentrations, salt…
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2018

Ontario Public Works Association Conference and Award Function

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Feb 06

2018

AFN National Water Symposium and Trade Show

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2018

FCM Sustainable Communities Conferences

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Mar 14

2018

Globe Forum—The Leadership Summit for Sustainable Business

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