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Review Shows Rapid Urbanisation Increasing Pressure on Rural Water Supplies

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An international team of researchers has carried out the first systematic global review of water reallocation from rural to urban regions. They found that...

B.C. First Nations, Province Partner in Historic Revenue-Sharing Agreement

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As part of Budget 2019, First Nations in British Columbia will have a stable, long-term source of funding to invest in their communities’ priorities....

What Does Reconciliation Mean for Safe Water Governance?

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Reconciliation means “...that if you are a child living on reserve, you should be able to turn on the tap and have clean water...

Public Comments Posted on Great Lakes-St. Lawrence Governance Rules

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The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Water Resources Regional Body (Regional Body) and the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Council (Council) have released...

B.C. Government Launches Review of Spring Flooding

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On Monday, the B.C. government has launched an independent review of this year’s unprecedented spring flooding and wildfire seasons. “Wildfires and flooding this year devastated...

Expanding Scope of Water Treatment Plant Causes Council Concern

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Cold Lake, Alberta’s Council in its most recent meeting has discussed a number of obstacles to the expansion of the area’s water treatment plant. Council...

Supreme Court Backs Indigenous Rights in Dispute Over Peel Watershed

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Yukon First Nations and environmental groups have won a landmark Supreme Court case. The judgment released on Friday upholds a land use plan that...

Sask. Leadership Hopefuls Questioned on Infrastructure and Services

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As Saskatchewan’s New Democratic Party (NDP) and Saskatchewan Party (SP) are in the midst of leadership campaigns, the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) engaged...

Missed Connection: Municipalities Struggle to Hook Up on Wastewater

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The City of Selkirk, Manitoba, has issued a statement about its intention to connect the Rural Municipality (RM) of St. Andrew’s to its wastewater...

A Renewed Outlook for B.C.’s Freshwater

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As B.C.’s new government embarks on the hard work of fulfilling its platform commitments and ministerial mandates, there will be no shortage of pressing...

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