News | November 17, 2017

Engaging Lake Winnipeg: Next Steps for Federal Action in the Basin

Earlier this week, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) announced that Terry Duguid, Member of Parliament for Winnipeg South, will lead basin-wide stakeholder engagement sessions on water quality issues in…

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Western CanadaNov. 17, 2017
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Northern Alberta Gets a New Water Treatment Plant

The governments of Canada and Alberta have announced just over $7.5 million in joint federal-provincial-municipal funding for the construction of a new water treatment plant for the Hamlet of Sandy Lake in the Municipal District…
News, OntarioNov. 16, 2017
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Ontario Low Carbon Innovation Fund Opens Technology Validation Stream

As a part of Ontario’s action on Climate Change, the Ministry of Research, Innovation and Science has announced the opening of the Low Carbon Innovation Fund (LCIF) Technology Validation Stream.…
International, NewsNov. 16, 2017
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Lystek Awarded $1.5M Grant Through California Energy Commission

Canadian biosolids and organics solutions provider, Lystek International Ltd., has announced that it has been awarded a US $1.5 million grant through the California Energy Commission’s Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) Program.…
News, Northern CanadaNov. 16, 2017
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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.…
News, QuebecNov. 16, 2017
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Shorline Assets Improve Community River Access in Saint-Pascal, Que.

Saint-Pascal, Quebec has invested in safer shoreline assets at Camp Richelieu with $8,750 in funding from the Government of Canada. The investment was announced today by Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic…
News, Western CanadaNov. 16, 2017
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Global Institute for Water Security Receives $1.3m to Develop Sensors

Yesterday, Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced that the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) will receive an investment of over $2.7 million to bolster their expertise in water…
News, OntarioNov. 16, 2017
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Smart Stormwater Pilot Launches in Collingwood

A group of local organizations have come together to develop the first ever "smart" stormwater technology pilot focused on reducing the risk of basement flooding during extreme weather events. The stormwater…
International, NewsNov. 16, 2017
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Lystek Awarded $1.5M Grant Through California Energy Commission

Canadian biosolids and organics solutions provider, Lystek International Ltd., has announced that it has been awarded a US $1.5 million grant through the California Energy Commission’s Electric Program Investment Charge (EPIC) Program.…
News, Northern CanadaNov. 16, 2017
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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.…
News, QuebecNov. 16, 2017
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Shorline Assets Improve Community River Access in Saint-Pascal, Que.

Saint-Pascal, Quebec has invested in safer shoreline assets at Camp Richelieu with $8,750 in funding from the Government of Canada. The investment was announced today by Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science and Economic…
News, Western CanadaNov. 16, 2017
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Global Institute for Water Security Receives $1.3m to Develop Sensors

Yesterday, Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced that the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) will receive an investment of over $2.7 million to bolster their expertise in water…
News, OntarioNov. 16, 2017
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Smart Stormwater Pilot Launches in Collingwood

A group of local organizations have come together to develop the first ever "smart" stormwater technology pilot focused on reducing the risk of basement flooding during extreme weather events. The stormwater…

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Water’s Next 2012 Is Here!

Water Canada magazine is pleased to launch its second annual publication dedicated to recognizing Canadian leadership in water. In this year's edition of Water's Next, you’ll read about the people and ideas that are making a difference in Canada’s waterscape and beyond—from Josephine Mandamin’s personal pledge to raise awareness of Great Lakes protection, to iDUS Controls’ second generation of efficient irrigation technology, to Clearpath Robotics’ unmanned monitoring robot, to WEHUB’s…
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Feedback: Ontario’s Water Opportunities Act

A day after Ontario Minister of the Environment John Gerretsen announced some details of the province's proposed Water Opportunities and Water Conservation Act, the feedback has started rolling in. "Wise water use better protects our environment and extends the lifespan of existing water and wastewater treatment infrastructure," said Peter Hume, president of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), in a press release today. "AMO will work with the Ontario…
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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 in Detroit. Blue Accounting is designed to help leaders across the Great Lakes Basin manage the freshwater in a more collaborative, effective, and holistic way. It was developed in response to a call for better management of Great Lakes resources from…
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2018

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