News | November 16, 2017

Rankin Inlet Seeks Proposals to Replace Failing Water Infrastructure

The Government of Nunavut has issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) to produce a feasibility study to determine solutions for the replacement of aged and failing water infrastructure in Rankin Inlet.…

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International, NewsOct. 25, 2017
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Modelling Land-Human-Water Interactions Globally

Understanding the fine-level interactions between nature and people is essential in determining whether a region will suffer water scarcity in the future. That's a key finding of a study titled,…
News, Western CanadaOct. 24, 2017
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Research on Eutrophication of Shallow Prairie Lakes

Nutrient pollution and water quality is a common challenge in many for freshwater ecosystems in Manitoba and globally, causing persistent and damaging eutrophication. Although many prairie lakes are monitored, the information…
National, Western CanadaOct. 24, 2017
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Vancouver Launches its Adopt a Catch Basin Program

Vancouver has over 45,000 catch basins removing excess water from streets during rainfall events. Acknowledging that the city can only do so much to remove leaves, debris, and litter from storm drains and…
NationalOct. 24, 2017
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Mining Supercluster Seeks Canadian Water Technology Partners

In early October, the CLEER (Clean, Low-energy, Effective, Engaged, and Remediated) mining sector's supercluster proposal received notification that it made the shortlist for federal funding. Now, the CLEER Mining Supercluster group, led by the Canada Mining Innovation Council…
News, OntarioOct. 24, 2017
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Ontario Land Transfer Nearly Completes Rouge National Urban Park

The establishment of North America's largest urban park has taken a huge leap forward now that the Ontario government has transferred and released its interest in 22.8 square kilometres of lands to Parks Canada to help…
News, QuebecOct. 24, 2017
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Montreal Mayoral Candidate Campaigns on Water Issues

Valérie Plante, a frontrunner in the mayoral election race in the City of Montréal, is campaigning on the issue of water quality and municipal infrastructure. She has vowed, if elected, to…
News, Western CanadaOct. 24, 2017
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City of White Rock and EPCOR Agree Upon Final Purchase Price for Water Utility

The City of White Rock and EPCOR have struck an agreement on a final purchase price of the city's water utility operation, ending EPCOR's 24 months of owning and operating…
National, Western CanadaOct. 24, 2017
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Vancouver Launches its Adopt a Catch Basin Program

Vancouver has over 45,000 catch basins removing excess water from streets during rainfall events. Acknowledging that the city can only do so much to remove leaves, debris, and litter from storm drains and…
NationalOct. 24, 2017
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Mining Supercluster Seeks Canadian Water Technology Partners

In early October, the CLEER (Clean, Low-energy, Effective, Engaged, and Remediated) mining sector's supercluster proposal received notification that it made the shortlist for federal funding. Now, the CLEER Mining Supercluster group, led by the Canada Mining Innovation Council…
News, OntarioOct. 24, 2017
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Ontario Land Transfer Nearly Completes Rouge National Urban Park

The establishment of North America's largest urban park has taken a huge leap forward now that the Ontario government has transferred and released its interest in 22.8 square kilometres of lands to Parks Canada to help…
News, QuebecOct. 24, 2017
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Montreal Mayoral Candidate Campaigns on Water Issues

Valérie Plante, a frontrunner in the mayoral election race in the City of Montréal, is campaigning on the issue of water quality and municipal infrastructure. She has vowed, if elected, to…
News, Western CanadaOct. 24, 2017
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City of White Rock and EPCOR Agree Upon Final Purchase Price for Water Utility

The City of White Rock and EPCOR have struck an agreement on a final purchase price of the city's water utility operation, ending EPCOR's 24 months of owning and operating…

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New Desalination Technology Could Provide Inexpensive Treatment

University of Illinois mechanical science and engineering professor Kyle Smith and his co-authors have published a study demonstrating the viability of a battery-like technology in the journal Electrochimica Acta, which applies new materials that could make desalination of brackish waters economically desirable and energy efficient. Coastal regions, where the rise of seawater due to climate change could encroach upon and contaminate groundwater aquifers is one source of concern. Further, as demand…
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UN Calls for Zero-Failure Objective in Mining Waste Spills

An international coalition of non-governmental organizations has welcomed the new Assessment Report Summary released last week in Geneva by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), which urges States and the industry to end deadly and damaging mining waste spills by enforcing a zero-failure objective. The joint UNEP-GRID Arendal assessment, Mine Tailings Storage: Safety Is No Accident, highlights over 40 mining waste failures over the last decade, including eight significant spills since 2014 alone. These failures have…
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Mining Supercluster Seeks Canadian Water Technology Partners

In early October, the CLEER (Clean, Low-energy, Effective, Engaged, and Remediated) mining sector's supercluster proposal received notification that it made the shortlist for federal funding. Now, the CLEER Mining Supercluster group, led by the Canada Mining Innovation Council (CMIC) and Centre for Excellence in Mining Innovation (CEMI), is looking for Canadian technology partners, including those active in mining and water. The objectives of the CLEER supercluster are focused on water use, energy intensity, and environmental footprint, with aggressive…
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