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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News, Western CanadaSep. 12, 2018
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Small Communities Fund Supports Water and Wastewater Projects in SK

The Small Communities Fund will support 46 infrastructure projects across Saskatchewan, the majority of which are focused on water and wastewater systems. Announced by François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and…
News, OntarioSep. 12, 2018
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Clearford to Supply Wastewater Treatment Facility for Ottawa Airport Warehouse

Clearford Water Systems Inc. announced today that it has signed a contract to supply a wastewater treatment facility for the new one-million-square-foot YOW1 warehouse that will be constructed in Ottawa's east end…
National, NewsSep. 11, 2018
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FCM Supports Climate Change Adaptation and Water Management

Today, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) announced over $2 million for 41 new initiatives in communities across Canada through the Green Municipal Fund (GMF), the Municipalities for Climate Innovation…
News, Western CanadaSep. 11, 2018
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Arrow Creek Water System Completes 11-Year Upgrade Project

Last Friday, community members celebrated the completion of a multi-year upgrade project for the Arrow Creek Water System. The event, hosted by the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK), provided…
News, Northern CanadaSep. 11, 2018
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Communities in the Northwest Territories & Yukon Invest in Water Infrastructure

This week, the governments of Canada, the Northwest Territories, and the Yukon have announced investments in water infrastructure for the territories. Federal, provincial, and municipal representatives announced joint funding for…
News, OntarioSep. 10, 2018
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August Flood in Toronto Costs $80M in Insured Damage

On August 8th, a thunderstorm produced 72 millimeters of rain over Toronto, with 51 millimeters falling in just one hour. The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has released information that…
Atlantic Canada, NewsSep. 10, 2018
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Joint Funding Supports Water and Wastewater in Newfoundland and Labrador

Today, Scott Simms, Member of Parliament for Coast of Bays–Central–Notre Dame, Derek Bennett, Member of the House of Assembly for Lewisporte–Twillingate, and Maisie Clark, Mayor of Campbellton, announced more than…
National, NewsSep. 11, 2018
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FCM Supports Climate Change Adaptation and Water Management

Today, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) announced over $2 million for 41 new initiatives in communities across Canada through the Green Municipal Fund (GMF), the Municipalities for Climate Innovation…
News, Western CanadaSep. 11, 2018
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Arrow Creek Water System Completes 11-Year Upgrade Project

Last Friday, community members celebrated the completion of a multi-year upgrade project for the Arrow Creek Water System. The event, hosted by the Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK), provided…
News, Northern CanadaSep. 11, 2018
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Communities in the Northwest Territories & Yukon Invest in Water Infrastructure

This week, the governments of Canada, the Northwest Territories, and the Yukon have announced investments in water infrastructure for the territories. Federal, provincial, and municipal representatives announced joint funding for…
News, OntarioSep. 10, 2018
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August Flood in Toronto Costs $80M in Insured Damage

On August 8th, a thunderstorm produced 72 millimeters of rain over Toronto, with 51 millimeters falling in just one hour. The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) has released information that…
Atlantic Canada, NewsSep. 10, 2018
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Joint Funding Supports Water and Wastewater in Newfoundland and Labrador

Today, Scott Simms, Member of Parliament for Coast of Bays–Central–Notre Dame, Derek Bennett, Member of the House of Assembly for Lewisporte–Twillingate, and Maisie Clark, Mayor of Campbellton, announced more than…

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Water’s Next 2013 is Here!

Welcome to the third year of Water’s Next! Water Canada is proud to present our annual publication celebrating Canadian water excellence. In the Business category, New Monaco Enterprise Corporation is setting a precedent for responsible water management in residential developments. The Innovation section includes WatrHub, a software application that can streamline the research process and provide accurate, timely information about different aspects of the water industry to improve information flow.…
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Long-Term Effects of Arsenic in Drinking Water

A new paper published in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute shows that arsenic in drinking water may have one of the longest dormancy periods of any carcinogen. By tracking the mortality rates of people exposed to arsenic-contaminated drinking water in a region in Chile, the researchers provide evidence of increases in lung, bladder, and kidney cancer even 40 years after high arsenic exposures ended. Inorganic arsenic is naturally present at…
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Nunavut Faces a Water Security Crisis

According to a recent study by a team of Canadian researchers, Iqaluit is facing an imminent water security crisis, so too is the territory. “Even under very conservative estimates that assume the current rate of consumption, we have quantified extreme vulnerability to the municipal water supply for any currently proposed solutions,” wrote the authors Michael Bakaic, Andrew Scott Medeiros, Jessica F. Peters, and Brent B. Wolfe in the study Hydrologic…
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Upcoming Events

Sep 29

2018

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

Host: Water Environment FederationLocation: New Orleans Morial Convention Center

Oct 17

2018

siwłkʷ (WATER) FOR ALL – OUR RESPONSIBILITY

Host: Okanagan Basin Water Board and Canadian Water Resources AssociationLocation: Coast Capri Hotel: 1171 Harvey Ave

Oct 23

2018

Water Innovation in Action

Host: WaterTAPLocation: The Design Exchange, 234 Bay Street Toronto Ontario

Oct 24

2018

World Water-Tech North America 2018

Host: Re-Think EventsLocation: The Design Exchange 234 Bay Street Toronto Ontario