13 Results for agricultural runoff

The Great Lakes Commission (GLC) has announced that nearly $900,000 in grants have been awarded to seven U.S. organizations to reduce the runoff of sediment, nutrients, and other pollutants into the Great Lakes. Grant recipients will use the funding to install long-term structural practices to limit sediment or nutrient runoff and implement…

August 16, 2018 @ 9:30am

A record 693 quarter sections of land were brought into drainage compliance in the 2017–18 fiscal year in Saskatchewan, the provincial government has announced. This represents an increase of over 110 per cent from the year previous and a five-fold increase from 2014–15. “We have introduced the most significant changes…

May 15, 2018 @ 10:50am

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

Today, the International Joint Commission (IJC) released its report, Fertilizer Application Patterns and Trends and Their Implications for Water Quality in the Western Lake Erie Basin, which analyzes existing data on phosphorus transmission to Lake Erie. The report has concluded that commercial fertilizer and manure applications are the largest sources…

February 13, 2018 @ 1:45pm

PEI has recognized its water successes, acknowledging its Alternative Land Use Services (ALUS) program and the successful completion of flood prevention infrastructure. The Evangeline Community Pasture is located near the community of Wellington. It amounts to about 240 hectares of grazing lands and can accommodate 700 head of cattle. “It…

February 12, 2018 @ 12:31pm

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 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

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

Manitoba has given a first reading to its Red Tape Reduction and Government Efficiency Act, 2017, or Bill 24. The changes would impact The Drinking Water Safety Act and The Groundwater and Water Well Act, among others. The proposed legislation is intended to “reduce outdated, contradictory, complicated or ineffective regulatory…

March 17, 2017 @ 8:23am

The Government of British Columbia has announced that it will provide $950,000 for alternative drinking water sources, treatment for domestic well users, and sustainable, environmentally appropriate farming the Hullcar Valley. The Province will work with the Township of Spallumcheen, Splatsin, Steele Springs Water District, Interior Health, and First Nations Health…

March 06, 2017 @ 9:26am

The World Health Organization (WHO) has published its first ever list of antibiotic-resistant priority pathogens, cataloguing 12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health. The list was created to guide and promote research and development (R&D) of new antibiotics, as part of WHO’s efforts to address…

March 01, 2017 @ 11:46am

Saskatchewan’s Minister Responsible for the Water Security Agency (WSA), Scott Moe, introduced amendments to The Water Security Agency Act on November 29th that will change how agricultural drainage complaints are handled in the province. “With these changes, the process will be further streamlined which will mean a quicker resolution of requests for…

November 30, 2016 @ 9:19am