20 Results for agri water

The Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations has released a set of twenty inter-connected actions designed to show the impact sustainable agriculture can have on achieving the global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Transforming food and agriculture to achieve the SDGs, offers a guide for countries on how to…

June 14, 2018 @ 9:27am

ALUS Canada and The W. Garfield Weston Foundation presented two Innovation Awards, each worth $10,000, during an awards presentation held at Y U Ranch in Tillsonburg, Ontario. The Innovation Awards recognize researchers and producers of ecosystem services on Canadian farms and ranches. The winner of the Weston Family Ecosystem Innovation Award for…

June 07, 2018 @ 9:35am

Two research projects in water-related domains have been awarded a combined $390,000 from the BC Innovation Council (BCIC). One project addresses small-scale UV purification for small, rural, and marginalized communities. The other is focused on removing agricultural pollutants from the water cycle. The Innovation Council is a Crown agency that…

March 29, 2018 @ 1:05pm

Prince Edward Island’s Alternative Land Use Service (ALUS) contributes to healthy wetlands and water bodies in the province in many ways, such as providing support for alternative watering systems to its livestock producers. Brothers Johnny and Gary Gallant run Ferme Gallant Ltée, a third-generation dairy farm located in St. Timothy,…

March 20, 2018 @ 10:36am

The governments of Canada and Ontario have released the final Lake Erie Action Plan. The plan identifies more than 120 federal, provincial, and partner actions that make use of mandatory and voluntary approaches, to help achieve the goal of reducing phosphorus entering Lake Erie by 40 per cent from 2008…

February 23, 2018 @ 2:36pm

The Government of Canada announced yesterday that it will support the development of new tool that can aid Ontario farmers in determining the efficacy of drainage tiles on their land. The aim of the tool is to mitigate risks that threaten the viability of farms, such as unpredictable weather. The…

February 15, 2018 @ 11:19am

Yesterday, Agriculture and Agri-Food Minister, Lawrence MacAulay, announced six federal programs under the Canadian Agricultural Partnership, the largest of which invests in the sector's climate and water sustainability. The Partnership is a $3-billion, federal-provincial-territorial agreement that will guide government investments in the sector over the next five years. Developed with input from provincial and territorial…

February 14, 2018 @ 9:51am

The Office of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) has released its annual Greenhouse Gas Progress Report for 2017, Ontario’s Climate Act: From Plan to Progress, which found that the province is improving in managing GHGs, but that it has progress to make, some of which can be achieved through…

January 31, 2018 @ 12:58pm

Canada has announced that it will make investments, through Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), in innovative sensors and web-based platforms for better irrigation and crop management that could help yield more crops while reducing the amount of pesticides used. Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development, on behalf of the…

January 22, 2018 @ 2:44pm

The Government of British Columbia has released an intention document that outlines potential policies to improve water management and the protection of the environment by developing livestock watering regulations under the province’s Water Sustainability Act. An intentions paper, the document proposes new regulations that would improve livestock watering practices on range…

January 12, 2018 @ 12:29pm

A team led by Oliver M. Brandes, co-director of the POLIS project on ecological governance at the University of Victoria’s Centre for Global Studies, has presented a report to the Government of British Columbia on improving source water protection and nutrient management in the Hullcar Valley. Since 2014, the area…

December 01, 2017 @ 2:45pm

After more than two years of consultation with Islanders, the new Water Act came up for debate in the Legislative Assembly on November 29th. The historic act is the first of its kind in Prince Edward Island. It will provide water security, guide government decisions involving water management, and allow water challenges to…

December 01, 2017 @ 10:57am

The District of Saanich, B.C. has invited community members to provide feedback on the draft Saanich Agriculture and Food Security Plan. The plan provides a coordinated approach to support agriculture and improve food security in Saanich over the next 10 to 15 years, including sustainable water management objectives. Public input…

November 27, 2017 @ 11:05am

University of Alberta researchers are tackling the problem of rural and agricultural water testing by introducing a handheld sensor that can detect E. coli in situ. One of the largest obstacles to decisive action on water quality threats, whether E. coli or cyanobacteria, is the time it takes to verify…

November 15, 2017 @ 9:50am

The 4R Nutrient Stewardship guide, developed by Fertilizer Canada, will become a part of Alberta’s Environmental Farm Plan (EFP). Fertilizer Canada has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding with the Agricultural Research & Extension Council of Alberta (ARECA) that includes integration of 4R Nutrient Stewardship into the province's EFP. "We are pleased…

September 11, 2017 @ 10:03am

Alberta philanthropist David Bissett and the national charitable organization ALUS Canada today announced The Bissett Action Fund, a $500,000 gift which will help support wetland restoration and other projects on farms and ranches in southern Alberta. "It's all very well to promote conservation," said Bissett, "but we can't regulate farmers…

August 29, 2017 @ 2:06pm

BLOOM has announced grant funding to support the completion of seven clean technology demonstration projects. The water cleantech pilot is focused on an innovative solids management technology. The demonstrations are unique collaborative projects involving both a cleantech solution provider as well as an end-use customer host who is representative of…

June 14, 2017 @ 11:13am

A Vancouver entrepreneur has commercialized a new approach for treating dairy farm manure and sewage sludge and will be recognized with an award from Mitacs, a national, not-for-profit organization that partners companies, government and academia to promote Canadian research and training. The microwave enhanced advanced oxidation process (MW-AOP) has earned…

June 08, 2017 @ 10:13am

Fertilizer Canada has released 4R Nutrient Stewardship Sustainability Report, which details guidelines for nutrient management and water quality. The association represents the fertilizer industry: manufacturers, wholesale and retail distributors of nitrogen, phosphate, potash and sulphur fertilizers. Their new report outlines the work done to date and the continued commitment of…

May 18, 2017 @ 12:33pm

Saskatchewan has moved forward on its agricultural water management strategy. On May 16th, Minister Responsible for the Water Security Agency, Scott Moe, announced the creation of two Agricultural Water Management Advisory Boards as Bill 44, The Water Security Agency Amendment Act, passed third reading in the legislature. "Our government's goal is to…

May 17, 2017 @ 9:23am