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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Oct. 07, 2009
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In Bloom

“Necessity is the mother of invention,” says Oded Distel, director of Israel NEWTech (Novel Efficient Water Technologies). When it comes to Israel’s water supply, he’s dead-on. The country that brought…
Sep. 25, 2009
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The Public Good

It seems that the loudest and most contentious debate around drinking water is the whether and to what extent private, for profit, entities should be involved through public-private partnerships (P3s)…
Sep. 10, 2009
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Seizing the Opportunity

There’s no denying the opportunity: China’s economic resurgence and subsequent infrastructure investments have led many Canadian cleantech companies to look for ways to take advantage of this transformation. While opportunities…
Aug. 10, 2009
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History in the Making

For over 250 years, the town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia has been associated with water. Located on a peninsula southwest of the provincial capital of Halifax, Lunenburg has not one…
Jul. 27, 2009
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Cold Snap

Just south of the Arctic Circle in the small Nunavut hamlet of Chesterfield Inlet—or in Inuktitut, Igluligaarjuk—a sewage truck dumps its potent—smelling load into a shallow hole in the ground…
Jun. 30, 2009
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Cottage Life

The wild streams and rivers of rural Canada look clear and crisp enough to drink directly from the source, but thirsty cottagers beware: the potential for water problems and contamination…
Jun. 16, 2009
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Case Study: AMI in Miramichi, New Brunswick

"One-third of Canadian households don't have water meters because they haven't been regulated to do it," said Doug Kaupp, Lethbridge, Alberta's water utility manager, during a panel at this year's…
Sep. 10, 2009
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Seizing the Opportunity

There’s no denying the opportunity: China’s economic resurgence and subsequent infrastructure investments have led many Canadian cleantech companies to look for ways to take advantage of this transformation. While opportunities…
Aug. 10, 2009
Read Later

History in the Making

For over 250 years, the town of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia has been associated with water. Located on a peninsula southwest of the provincial capital of Halifax, Lunenburg has not one…
Jul. 27, 2009
Read Later

Cold Snap

Just south of the Arctic Circle in the small Nunavut hamlet of Chesterfield Inlet—or in Inuktitut, Igluligaarjuk—a sewage truck dumps its potent—smelling load into a shallow hole in the ground…
Jun. 30, 2009
Read Later

Cottage Life

The wild streams and rivers of rural Canada look clear and crisp enough to drink directly from the source, but thirsty cottagers beware: the potential for water problems and contamination…
Jun. 16, 2009
Read Later

Case Study: AMI in Miramichi, New Brunswick

"One-third of Canadian households don't have water meters because they haven't been regulated to do it," said Doug Kaupp, Lethbridge, Alberta's water utility manager, during a panel at this year's…

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Kernza, the Next Winner for Water and Agriculture?

When the makers of Cheerios get behind a new grain, touted to build healthier soils, sequester carbon, improve water quality, and be drought resistant: take notice. In March 2017, Cascadian Farm, part of General Mills, announced a partnership with The Land Institute in Kansas, U.S.A. to commercialize a new perennial grain called Kernza. The grain is the poster child for a new model of farming called Natural Systems Agriculture that…
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Not all infrastructure is made of concrete. Around the world, wetlands are both environmentally and economically beneficial green infrastructure. These unique ecosystems reduce the severity of both flooding and drought, provide useful natural resources such as bioenergy products, and clean our water. They also act as carbon sinks, storing greenhouse gases, and are home to thousands of plant and animal species—including one-third of Canada’s species at risk. [caption id="attachment_21479" align="alignright"…
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