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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…

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Over the past two years, hundreds of boil water advisories have been issued in Ontario alone. Why aren't we providing everyone in Canada with safe drinking water? Dr. Rob de…
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According to the United Nations, the current slump in the world's biggest economies will shrink global output by 0.4 per cent in 2009 — the worst in 30 years. The world…
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In our rush to use new technologies in the improvement of man-made materials or to clean up the environment, sometimes we forget to consider or study possible environmental and health…
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Water tariffs are on the rise throughout North America and around the world, as we all try to figure out how we're going to meet the unstoppable water needs of…
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In 1955, a political group called the Keep America Committee issued a flier decrying water fluoridation, naming its practice one of the "Unholy Three," placing it as one of the…
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After five years, the Walkerton Clean Water Centre (WCWC) will finally have a permanent home in 2009. The centre was founded in 2004 by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment…
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New Guidelines for Green Advertising

With just about every company claiming to be greener than the next, consumers can be forgiven for being confused. Recently the federal Competition Bureau and the Canadian Standards Association teamed…
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Death to Bacteria

In our rush to use new technologies in the improvement of man-made materials or to clean up the environment, sometimes we forget to consider or study possible environmental and health…
Jan. 28, 2009
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Opportunity Knocks

Water tariffs are on the rise throughout North America and around the world, as we all try to figure out how we're going to meet the unstoppable water needs of…
Dec. 02, 2008
Read Later

H2Outlaw

In 1955, a political group called the Keep America Committee issued a flier decrying water fluoridation, naming its practice one of the "Unholy Three," placing it as one of the…
Dec. 02, 2008
Read Later

Breaking Ground

After five years, the Walkerton Clean Water Centre (WCWC) will finally have a permanent home in 2009. The centre was founded in 2004 by the Ontario Ministry of the Environment…
Oct. 02, 2008
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New Guidelines for Green Advertising

With just about every company claiming to be greener than the next, consumers can be forgiven for being confused. Recently the federal Competition Bureau and the Canadian Standards Association teamed…

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Stratford, Ont. Harnesses its Wastewater Resource Potential

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