Universities, municipal governments, and companies in Saskatchewan will be able to work together to develop innovative solutions to assess, maintain, develop and renew vital public infrastructure and municipal services such as drinking water, stormwater and wastewater systems. Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology, has announced a renewed investment in the National Research Council (NRC) Sustainable Infrastructure technology cluster initiative in Regina.
Innovative science and technology-based solutions at the Regina cluster include evaluation and assessment technologies to help keep drinking water safe and the development of better methods and decision-support tools to help all levels of government efficiently manage infrastructure portfolios. The City of Regina and other municipalities partner with NRC and act as a ‘living laboratory’ and field experiment facilities to validate solutions.
This $4 million investment in the Regina cluster is part of the federal government’s renewed $12 million investment over two years in NRC’s Round III Technology Cluster initiatives.