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Yesterday, The Gordon Foundation, World Wildlife Fund Canada, the Atlantic Water Network, and Royal Bank of Canada presented the blockchain integrated Atlantic DataStream, a major step forward in delivering a common and secure platform for water quality data sharing. “Atlantic DataStream is the missing piece of the puzzle to water-data…

September 19, 2018 @ 10:11am

The Government of Canada has released its first dataset under Canada's Core Public Infrastructure (CCPI) survey in an effort to build its public infrastructure knowledge base. François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, welcomed the release of the data. The survey was a commitment made in Budget 2016 to support…

August 27, 2018 @ 3:00pm

International Institute for Sustainable Development - Experimental Lakes Area (IISD-ELA) has received new federal funding. Yesterday in Kenora, Robert D. Nault, Member of Parliament for Kenora, announced $4 million in funding over four years for IISD-ELA to support data collection, analysis, and efforts to make this data available to the…

August 02, 2018 @ 9:32am

A new app provides New Brunswickers with access to flood forecast data for the St. John River basin on their mobile devices. The River Watch Mobile app was launched by volunteers at Civic Tech Fredericton, a non-profit group that works to facilitate knowledge sharing and works collaboratively to build digital…

March 23, 2018 @ 10:28am

At the request of the Ontario Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC), the City of Guelph has signed a reciprocal agreement with Nestlé Waters Canada to share data on groundwater in the area of of Guelph and the Guelph-Eramosa Township. The agreement will give Nestlé access to analysis from…

March 13, 2018 @ 12:01pm

With Cape Town moving towards Day Zero, the question of how cities manage water is drawing greater attention from decision-makers and the public internationally. Currently, no global database of municipal water management information exists. As such, today the World Resources Institute (WRI) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School…

March 08, 2018 @ 2:35pm

During the 28th UN-Water Meeting held in Rome this week, the Good Practice Guidelines for Water Data Management Policy were officially launched. The guidelines were formulated for use by “officers responsible for formulating and implementing government strategy to improve water information, with the aim of advancing water policy, planning, management…

February 02, 2018 @ 2:26pm

A recent study in the Journal of Water Management, investigated best management practices (BMPs) in stormwater management. The research, Water Quality Performance of In-Series BMPs, examined “the possible flow paths followed by stormwater as it passes from one BMP to another, and evaluate the overall pollutant removal rates by focusing…

November 23, 2017 @ 1:17pm

Yesterday, Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, announced that the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) will receive an investment of over $2.7 million to bolster their expertise in water security and agricultural technologies. Goodale made the announcement today on behalf of the Honourable Navdeep Bains, Minister of Innovation, Science…

November 16, 2017 @ 10:16am

A new report from the Real Estate Foundation of British Columbia (REFBC), Murky Waters: Taking a snapshot of freshwater sustainability in BC, examines the successes and failures of the provincial government’s progress on its on ensuring water health throughout the province. A primary finding of the authors was that the…

November 15, 2017 @ 9:27am

Statistics Canada has released data from the 2015 Survey of Drinking Water Plants, which shows growth in the population supplied, a slight decrease in per capita per person consumption, and growth in some treatment technologies, among other things. In 2015, Canadian drinking water treatment plants produced 5, 020 million cubic…

November 01, 2017 @ 4:18pm

The Great Lakes Commission and The Nature Conservancy have launched new information services for their Blue Accounting initiative at the 2017 Leadership Summit of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Governors and Premiers in Detroit. Blue Accounting is designed to help leaders across the Great Lakes Basin manage the freshwater in a more collaborative,…

October 27, 2017 @ 10:34am

Last week, Greenland International Consulting Ltd. completed the next iteration of the Healthy River Ecosystem AssessmenT System (THREATS), a data management tool for watershed planning. The development of the company’s internet-based open data and open source GIS platform began less than year ago. Inspired by research funded by the Canadian Water Network and prototype development…

September 14, 2017 @ 10:30am

Saskatchewan’s wetlands and North Saskatchewan River have been chosen as a testing ground for new NASA technologies designed to map water in northern environments and around the world. On July 7th, NASA began flying an experimental radar called AirSWOT to map water levels over Saskatchewan sites. AirSWOT is a prototype…

July 10, 2017 @ 12:04pm

Fraser Riverkeeper has launched a campaign demanding real-time reporting and public transparency on raw sewage discharges into Vancouver’s waterways. The launch of the Swimmable Vancouver campaign coincides with the release of Swim Drink Fish Canada’s Canada Beach Report, the first-ever comparative study of Canadian recreational water quality. The report finds that with few exceptions, provinces,…

July 04, 2017 @ 11:27am

On May 31st, Ontario Member of Provincial Parliament for Dufferin—Caledon, Sylvia Jones, brought forward Bill 141, Sewage Bypass Reporting Act, 2017. The bill would see the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) publicly report data on any sewage diverted into water courses. “The intent for me of 141 is…

June 30, 2017 @ 10:15am

A ground survey to delineate wetlands in the area surrounding Parlee Beach begins this week. The project is part of the government’s effort to improve water quality at the beach. The declaration of Parlee Beach as a unique feature of the environment means developments that could affect water quality at…

June 21, 2017 @ 11:39am

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…

June 15, 2017 @ 4:16pm

A new data visualization tool has been developed to create interactive engagement with technology trends in the water sector. Developed under the Leaders Innovation Forum for Technology (LIFT) – a joint initiative between the Water Environment Federation and the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation (WE&RF) – the survey and visualization tool helps…

May 18, 2017 @ 1:30pm

A new study released by the Journal of Water Management Modeling considers whether conventional practices in measuring particulate solids might affect understanding of stormwater management and capture. The authors, Robert E. Pitt, Shirley Clark, Vijay Kumar Eppakayala, and Redahegn Sileshi, argue that particulate solids are used in regulatory programs “as…

January 24, 2017 @ 9:27am

Researchers are developing a warning system to for water utilities in Ohio that will notify them of hypoxic water near their intakes from Lake Erie reports the Great Lakes Echo. The project has received $1.5 million in federal funding. “We do a whole range of things, we deal with invasive mussels…

December 09, 2016 @ 9:08am

Ottawa has installed wireless sensors in its regions waterways as a part of a pilot project with Ericsson and Rogers Communications to monitor water quality in real-time. The pilot will leverage a combination of Internet of Things (IoT), cloud computing, and LTE mobile broadband technologies to gather real-time data that…

November 21, 2016 @ 7:50am

At the November 1st session of the North American Lakes Management Society Symposium in Banff, Alberta, water scientists, environmental NGOs, and community organizations met to start a dialogue on how citizen science can play a role in protecting freshwater. Water data collected through citizen-science efforts is already led by communities and…

November 02, 2016 @ 7:23am

The Gordon Foundation has launched the pilot phase of Mackenzie DataStream, an online platform to provide access to information about the quality of freshwater in the Mackenzie River Basin. The system was built to promote knowledge sharing and support collaboration and evidence-based decision-making throughout the Basin. “This pilot project will…

November 05, 2015 @ 12:19pm

Residents of the Regional District of Nanaimo can now use an online interactive place-based tool to learn about water supplies and use, as part of the regional district's Drinking Water Watershed Protection program. The map app combines provincial, district, and citizen science data to display graphical information about land use,…

October 18, 2015 @ 12:48pm