News | September 10, 2018

Indigenous Services Provides Update on Water Advisories

The federal government has shared the latest results in its efforts to end all long-term drinking water advisories on public systems on Indigenous reserve by March 2021. For the month of August…

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Atlantic Canada, NewsSep. 17, 2018
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Major New Aquaculture Project Launches in Newfoundland and Labrador

Last Friday in Marystown, Newfoundland and Labrador, representatives from Grieg NL officially launched the company’s $250-million aquaculture project in Placentia Bay with support from both the provincial and federal governments.…
News, Western CanadaSep. 17, 2018
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Expanded Access to Water Management for Livestock Producers in MB

The Government of Manitoba has acted to help livestock producers who have been affected by dry conditions across, broadening the scope of provincial support for water management practices and equipment.…
Atlantic Canada, NewsSep. 17, 2018
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Saint John Bolsters Stormwater Management, Plants Trees & Shrubs

Three neighbourhoods in Saint John, New Brunswick will increase their numbers of trees and shrubs to help manage stormwater. Saint John and the non-profit, environmental consultant ACAP Saint John are…
News, Western CanadaSep. 13, 2018
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Gov. Investment Stream Targets Rural and Northern Communities in BC

The governments of Canada and British Columbia have announced new financing streams under the Investing in Canada program to support rural and northern communities and community, culture, and recreation in…
News, Western CanadaSep. 13, 2018
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New Poll Finds Long-Term Water Management A Growing Concern in BC

New opinion data finds that long-term water management is top of mind for many British Columbians. The findings are published in the 2018 BC Water Polling Report. Therein, it's reported…
International, NewsSep. 13, 2018
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Researchers Harness Microbes to Generate Electricity from Wastewater

Researchers at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology are studying ways to harness electricity generated by a unique set of microbes, with compelling applications for wastewater. “We’re studying…
News, Western CanadaSep. 12, 2018
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Despite Concerns, Data Finds Pacific Coastal Basin in Good Overall Health

World Wildlife Fund Canada has released a new report on watershed health in the Pacific Coastal basin, finding the overall health of the basin to be good. The report is…
Atlantic Canada, NewsSep. 17, 2018
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Saint John Bolsters Stormwater Management, Plants Trees & Shrubs

Three neighbourhoods in Saint John, New Brunswick will increase their numbers of trees and shrubs to help manage stormwater. Saint John and the non-profit, environmental consultant ACAP Saint John are…
News, Western CanadaSep. 13, 2018
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Gov. Investment Stream Targets Rural and Northern Communities in BC

The governments of Canada and British Columbia have announced new financing streams under the Investing in Canada program to support rural and northern communities and community, culture, and recreation in…
News, Western CanadaSep. 13, 2018
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New Poll Finds Long-Term Water Management A Growing Concern in BC

New opinion data finds that long-term water management is top of mind for many British Columbians. The findings are published in the 2018 BC Water Polling Report. Therein, it's reported…
International, NewsSep. 13, 2018
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Researchers Harness Microbes to Generate Electricity from Wastewater

Researchers at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology are studying ways to harness electricity generated by a unique set of microbes, with compelling applications for wastewater. “We’re studying…
News, Western CanadaSep. 12, 2018
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Despite Concerns, Data Finds Pacific Coastal Basin in Good Overall Health

World Wildlife Fund Canada has released a new report on watershed health in the Pacific Coastal basin, finding the overall health of the basin to be good. The report is…

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Canada Has Ended the National Wetland Conservation Fund

Yesterday, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) announced that it has cancelled the National Wetland Conservation Fund (NWCF). Projects that were funded through 2019 will remain in place, but no further projects will receive funding. From September 2014 and March 31st, 2017, NWCF contributed nearly $25.5 million in funding to 198 projects. In the same period, more than 2,600 hectares of wetlands and uplands were restored while 340,000 hectares of…
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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 the company's success certifying four water bottling facilities in Sheikhupura, Pakistan, and in California. Nestlé has committed to certify additional sites in Africa, Asia, Europe, Latin America, the United States, and Canada. The Hope, B.C. plant has gone through the audit process…
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Statistics Canada Reports on Canada’s Renewable Freshwater and Water Use

A new study from the Canada's national statistics agency shows that Canada is blessed with a wealth of water resources and that Canadians are doing more to conserve freshwater. The report released today offers the most up-to-date and comprehensive assessment of the depth of renewable freshwater resources for each of Canada's 25 drainage regions, as well as the latest summary of industrial and household use. Water availability in Canada Statistics Canada reported,…
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Sep 29

2018

WEFTEC 2018 – 92nd Annual Water Environment Federation’s Technical Exhibition and Conference

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2018

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2018

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2018

World Water-Tech North America 2018

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