News | January 15, 2018

Bi-National Great Lakes Restoration Efforts Receive $100,000

At the end of December, the International Association for Great Lakes Research (IAGLR) announced that it had received a grant from the Fred A. and Barbara M. Erb Family Foundation,…

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Canada Needs to Protect its Water from the U.S.: Report

The Polaris Institute today released a new report on bulk water exports called “Turning on Canada’s Tap” prepared by Tony Clarke, executive director of the think tank, that outlines why…
NewsApr. 02, 2008
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Projects to Protect Lake and Increase Potable Water in Orillia, Ont.

Two water infrastructure projects were unveiled Tuesday that will provide 17 per cent more potable water for the city of Orillia, Ont.Approximately $2.65 million dollars were invested in a new…
NewsApr. 02, 2008
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August Date Set for Elmvale Water Festival

Over 50 individuals, companies and organizations are already on board for the Elmvale Water Festival 2008, which will take place August 16 at Elmvale Arena & Fairgrounds in Elmvale, Ont.Confirmed…
NewsApr. 02, 2008
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Canada Foils UN Water Plan: Toronto Star

International water advocates say Canada halted an initiative to have the United Nations Human Rights Council recognize water as a basic human right, according to an article in the Toronto…
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2007 U.S. Bottled Water Sales Increase

Sales and consumption of bottled water in the U.S. continues to rise, according to statistics released by the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) and Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC).In 2007, total…
NewsMar. 23, 2008
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EPCOR Launches Service Pipe Replacement Program in Edmonton

EPCOR is launching a new program to remove the remaining lead service lines from Edmonton's water infrastructure.The program targets the 5,000 homes built before 1950 that receive their water through…
NewsMar. 23, 2008
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Water Legislation is Needed Now: OSWCA

The Ontario Sewer and Watermain Construction Association (OSWCA) says the $1 billion announced by the Ontario government in Tuesday’s budget for the province’s crumbling infrastructure is not enough to erase…
NewsApr. 02, 2008
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August Date Set for Elmvale Water Festival

Over 50 individuals, companies and organizations are already on board for the Elmvale Water Festival 2008, which will take place August 16 at Elmvale Arena & Fairgrounds in Elmvale, Ont.Confirmed…
NewsApr. 02, 2008
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Canada Foils UN Water Plan: Toronto Star

International water advocates say Canada halted an initiative to have the United Nations Human Rights Council recognize water as a basic human right, according to an article in the Toronto…
NewsApr. 01, 2008
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2007 U.S. Bottled Water Sales Increase

Sales and consumption of bottled water in the U.S. continues to rise, according to statistics released by the International Bottled Water Association (IBWA) and Beverage Marketing Corporation (BMC).In 2007, total…
NewsMar. 23, 2008
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EPCOR Launches Service Pipe Replacement Program in Edmonton

EPCOR is launching a new program to remove the remaining lead service lines from Edmonton's water infrastructure.The program targets the 5,000 homes built before 1950 that receive their water through…
NewsMar. 23, 2008
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Water Legislation is Needed Now: OSWCA

The Ontario Sewer and Watermain Construction Association (OSWCA) says the $1 billion announced by the Ontario government in Tuesday’s budget for the province’s crumbling infrastructure is not enough to erase…

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Quebec Funds Innovation Cluster to Address Wastewater in Shrimp Processing

Four Québec shrimp processing plants will benefit from financial support of phase 2 of an innovation cluster to identify treatment for wastewater. The Government of Québec contributed $100,000 to support each company's efforts in the project in response to the wastewater disposal requirements as part of the Canada Fisheries Act. In 2014, the companies joined a group called the Marine Resource, Science and Technology Cluster (RSTM), supported by experts from…
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Researchers Develop New Tool To Assess Aging Water Infrastructure For Small Communities

UBC researchers have developed a tool that is designed to help small to medium-sized cities and towns address the challenges posed by aging drinking water infrastructure in Canada. The tool, developed by Solomon Tesfamariam and Rehan Sadiq, both civil engineering professors at the University of British Columbia’s Okanagan campus, helps municipal water system operators and managers better understand the state of their infrastructure. Tesfamariam explained that, “While larger cities like…
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Insurance Bureau of Canada Says Canada Needs a National Flood Program

At a meeting hosted by the Economic Club of Canada in Calgary this week, the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC) told the audience that Canada needs a national flood program. "Extreme weather events driven by climate change have increased in frequency and severity," said Don Forgeron, president and CEO, IBC. "Storms and flooding in recent years have turned extreme and at times, tragic. That's why mitigation and preparedness are vital and…
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