News | November 02, 2017

Mikisew Cree First Nation: Site C Impact on Peace River Violates Treaty 8

The British Columbia Utilities Commission (BCUC) inquiry into the Site C hydroelectric project heard strong objections to the project from Mikisew Cree First Nation with respect to the ecological impact of…

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International, National, NewsOct. 27, 2017
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Online Data Tool Launched to Support Great Lakes Decision-Making

The Great Lakes Commission and The Nature Conservancy have launched new information services for their Blue Accounting initiative at the 2017 Leadership Summit of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers…
National, NewsOct. 26, 2017
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Megan Leslie Replaces David Miller at WWF-C

Megan Leslie, former parliamentarian and current VP of ocean conservation for World Wildlife Fund Canada, has accepted the role of president and CEO of the conservation organization, the board of directors announced…
International, NationalOct. 26, 2017
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Nestlé and Alliance for Water Stewardship Partner to Certify Canadian Operations

Nestlé Waters announced this week that it will extend its partnership with the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) to certify 20 global factories by 2020, including bottling plants in Canada. The announcement builds upon…
National, NewsOct. 26, 2017
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Drinking Water Expert Inducted as a Member of the Alberta Order of Excellence

Professional engineer and water scientist Steve Hrudey was recently inducted as a member of the Alberta Order of Excellence. Steve is an internationally renowned researcher, educator, author, and a tireless advocate for…
News, Western CanadaOct. 26, 2017
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Researchers Explore Ways to Remove Antibiotics From Water Using Barley Straw

Pharmaceuticals, including antibiotics, are an increasingly common pollutant in water systems. Catherine Hui Niu, associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan is exploring…
News, OntarioOct. 25, 2017
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Ontario Environmental Commissioner Reports on Nutrient Pollution

Algal blooms are a frequent and wide-spread problem that is hurting the Ontario economy, threatening human and ecological health, and Ontario's Environmental Commissioner is demanding that provincial ministries do more to…
International, NewsOct. 25, 2017
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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…
International, NationalOct. 26, 2017
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Nestlé and Alliance for Water Stewardship Partner to Certify Canadian Operations

Nestlé Waters announced this week that it will extend its partnership with the Alliance for Water Stewardship (AWS) to certify 20 global factories by 2020, including bottling plants in Canada. The announcement builds upon…
National, NewsOct. 26, 2017
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Drinking Water Expert Inducted as a Member of the Alberta Order of Excellence

Professional engineer and water scientist Steve Hrudey was recently inducted as a member of the Alberta Order of Excellence. Steve is an internationally renowned researcher, educator, author, and a tireless advocate for…
News, Western CanadaOct. 26, 2017
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Researchers Explore Ways to Remove Antibiotics From Water Using Barley Straw

Pharmaceuticals, including antibiotics, are an increasingly common pollutant in water systems. Catherine Hui Niu, associate professor in the Department of Chemical and Biological Engineering at the University of Saskatchewan is exploring…
News, OntarioOct. 25, 2017
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Ontario Environmental Commissioner Reports on Nutrient Pollution

Algal blooms are a frequent and wide-spread problem that is hurting the Ontario economy, threatening human and ecological health, and Ontario's Environmental Commissioner is demanding that provincial ministries do more to…
International, NewsOct. 25, 2017
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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…

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Chaudière Falls Opens to Public

For the first time in more than 100 years, the historic site of Chaudière Falls has opened to the public. Hydro Ottawa's Board Chair Jim Durrell and president and CEO, Bryce Conrad were on site to mark the official opening. The event highlighted the site's new viewing platforms, park space, and design elements that honour Algonquin and Anishinaabe people. The opening completes Energy Ottawa's vision of the Chaudière Falls expansion…
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Canadian Neighbourhood Takes Gold for World’s Best Tap Water

A small neighbourhood in Abbotsford, B.C. has the best municipal tap water in world. Clearbrook won gold at the annual Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting in West Virginia on February 27, 2016. Municipalities and companies competed in several categories including best tap, bottled and sparkling water. The waters were rated for attributes such as appearance, aroma, taste, mouth feel and aftertaste. Judges tasted hundreds of waters from 18 U.S. states, seven…
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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. Both the Williamson Lake Pump House (WLPH) and the Nipissar Lake Pump House (NLPH) are in need of replacement. In its RFP, the government states that “The design of the system does not meet current codes and standards,” and further,…
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Upcoming Events

Mar 21

2018

TRIECA CONFERENCE

Host: Toronto and Region Conservation (TRCA) and the Canadian Chapter of the International Erosion Control Association (IECA)Location: Pearson Convention Centre

Apr 23

2018

Waterlution Innovation Lab Netherlands

Host: WaterlutionLocation: Nivon Natuurvrienden (Nature Friends), Kampeerterrein Banjaert

Jun 20

2018

The 9th Annual Canadian Water Summit

Host: Blue Events Inc. and Water CanadaLocation: Vancouver

Jan 10

2018

Kananaskis Short Course on Principles of Hydrology

Host: Canadian Water Resources AssociationLocation: Barrier Lake Field Station,