19 Results for LID

Today the federal government and the government of New Brunswick announced support for water and solar projects in Atlantic Canada. Improved stormwater infrastructure in New Maryland, NB will help curb flooding.   Matt DeCourcey, Member of Parliament for Fredericton; the Honourable Stephen Horsman, New Brunswick Deputy Premier and Minister of Families and Children;…

January 11, 2018 @ 1:41pm

The Government of Canada has committed to leading by example on climate change and will actively pursue potable water use and stormwater management efficiencies in new buildings. The government announced today it has set a new target to reduce GHG emissions by 80 per cent by 2050, relative to 2005 levels,…

December 20, 2017 @ 10:42am

Edmonton’s Blatchford Redevelopment Project saw a productive year in 2017, installing thousands of metres of water and sewer mains for its district energy system. Over eight thousand metres of water mains, storm and sanitary sewers, and distribution piping for the District Energy Sharing System were installed and 1,400 metres of…

December 05, 2017 @ 11:19am

Candiac, Québec has partnered with a real estate developer and a local, urban agriculture company for the ambitious Jardins Solaire, a green roof project that aims to install vegetable gardens on 74 new townhouses, featuring specialized irrigation design that reduces water consumption. In partnership with La Shop Agricole and the City of…

November 30, 2017 @ 12:11pm

On Friday, Manitoba released its sustainability and climate plan, A Made-in-Manitoba Climate and Green Plan. The plan underscores the importance of water management, making it one of four cornerstones in its green-future planning. Announced by premier Brian Pallister and sustainable development minister Rochelle Squires, the plan is focused on four strategic…

October 30, 2017 @ 11:31am

Imbrium Systems and its Stormceptor licensees have announced the release of their newest stormwater treatment technology, the Stormceptor EF (Enhanced Flow). Stormceptor EF is a continuation and evolution of the company’s oil grit separator (OGS) stormwater treatment technology. The enhanced flow Stormceptor removes and retains pollutants, such as sediment (TSS),…

September 28, 2017 @ 11:53am

Insurance Bureau of Canada has reported that a significant flooding event in Windsor resulted in more than $124 million in insured damage, according to Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ). From August 28–29, a slow-moving area of low pressure produced significant rainfall over areas of southwestern Ontario. These rains, up to 290 millimetres in some areas, brought major…

September 25, 2017 @ 2:58pm

Ontario is providing over $380,000 in funding for 25 projects that will help restore and rehabilitate over 1,050 hectares of land, protect biodiversity, and mitigate urban runoff. Through the Land Stewardship and Habitat Restoration Program, the province is supporting Reforest London to enhance ecosystem health and forest cover in the London area.…

September 07, 2017 @ 9:50am

WSP Global Inc. has announced its acquisition of Leggette, Brashears and Graham, Inc. (LBG), a 150-employee groundwater and environmental engineering services firm based in the United States. LBG brings seven decades of wide-ranging expertise in hydrogeology, groundwater, and surface water modeling, dewatering, and depressurization, environmental investigation, and remediation. The LBG…

September 05, 2017 @ 12:08pm

On July 13th, the Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) hosted a workshop to forward the development of a technical report on how to accelerate stormwater management practices by leveraging Ontario’s Drainage Act. Representatives from Freeman Associates, Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change, Ontario Ministry of Agriculture, Food, and Rural…

July 28, 2017 @ 3:46pm

Cambridge, Ontario, receives federal dollars for its $1 million stormwater project. Bryan May, Member of Parliament for Cambridge, Kathryn McGarry, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry and Member of Provincial Parliament for Cambridge, and Doug Craig, Mayor of the City of Cambridge, today announced that a new project in Cambridge…

July 19, 2017 @ 11:40am

The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE), the Residential & Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO), and the Ontario Sewer & Watermain Construction Association (OSWCA) have released a joint report entitled Weathering the Storms: Municipalities Plead for Stormwater Infrastructure Funding. The organizations partnered to better assess the province’s ability to…

July 06, 2017 @ 12:21pm

Lethbridge, Alberta, will receive $12.2 million in federal investment for several water infrastructure projects, including wetlands mitigation. Yesterday, Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Maria Fitzpatrick, MLA for Lethbridge-East; Chris Spearman, Mayor of Lethbridge; and Reeve Lorne Hickey, Lethbridge County, announced that a new project in the City of Lethbridge and another…

July 05, 2017 @ 10:04am

The governments of Canada and Ontario have announced over $8 million in combined funding for water projects in the Thunder Bay region. The federal and provincial governments stated their commitment to investing in local infrastructure that ensures Canadians and their families have access to modern, reliable water and wastewater services…

May 25, 2017 @ 12:02pm

The Government of Canada has announced several water infrastructure projects across Ontario, totaling more than $93 million in federal investment. Funding includes $2.6 million for modifications and improvements to the Peterborough Waste Water Treatment Plant, $22 million for water and wastewater projects in the Regional Municipality of Durham, and over…

May 23, 2017 @ 12:01pm

At the City of Barrie’s May 8th General Committee meeting, Councillors approved the Climate Change Adaptation strategy, which will guide future planning to reduce the impacts of climate change on Barrie's physical, economic, social, and ecological systems. The strategy also puts forward a number of action items specific to water…

May 10, 2017 @ 10:49am

The Value of Water Campaign, supported by founding member Water Environment Federation (WEF), has released a new report that found closing the investment gap in U.S. water infrastructure would create 1.3 million jobs and generate $220 billion in economic activity. The analysis also found a severe economic cost to inaction.…

March 22, 2017 @ 12:34pm

On March 2nd, the binational Great Lakes Commission (GLC) called for U.S. and Canadian leadership to rebuild and modernize aging water infrastructure in the Great Lakes region. Detailed recommendations to both governments argue for investments in infrastructure that continue to provide safe drinking water to more than 48 million people,…

March 03, 2017 @ 7:38am

The Regional Municipality of York has released its 2016 Source Water Implementation Annual Report, which summarizes the work York Region is doing to identify and manage potential impacts to drinking water and pinpoint vulnerable areas where proposed development requires careful planning to ensure the safety of our drinking water supply.…

January 31, 2017 @ 9:18am