23 Results for management

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 many areas of our province, displacing tens of thousands of people,” said Premier John Horgan. “While we work hard to help the people and communities…

December 06, 2017 @ 10:53am

CULTEC, a Brookfield, Connecticut company that specializes in providing chambers for stormwater management, recently received third-party certification for its newest product to be used in construction projects in Canada. CULTEC’s largest chamber, the Recharger 902HD®, received certification after it passed a review process conducted by Intertek. Intertek found through its…

October 05, 2017 @ 9:21am

Agricultural producers in Ontario will soon have more opportunities to establish ALUS conservation projects on their farms, thanks to a $695,900 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). Ontario Nature's executive director Caroline Schultz and ALUS Canada's CEO Bryan Gilvesy announced the grant on Tuesday. "We are so pleased that OTF has reaffirmed their commitment to ALUS as…

September 20, 2017 @ 10:47am

In a new study, Internal phosphorus loading in Canadian fresh waters: a critical review and data analysis, scientists investigated a significant, but poorly understood, process in Canada’s aquatic ecosystems: the recycling of phosphorus between mud at the bottom of lakes and the overlying water. The process can contribute to the formation…

September 19, 2017 @ 9:43am

The Government of Saskatchewan is investing nearly $160,000 to stabilize the shoreline at Crooked Lake Provincial Park to protect park greenspace from further erosion. Caused by extremely high water levels and wave activity from 2012 to 2015, erosion has impacted the adjacent campgrounds and park space. Work to stabilize and…

September 18, 2017 @ 10:40am

BluMetric Environmental Inc., an Ottawa-based cleantech company involved in water resource protection and rehabilitation, announced revenue of $7.4 million and net income of $70,000 in the unaudited results for its third quarter ended June 30, 2017. Financial Highlights Year-to-date revenue is $22.9 million, a reduction of 5 per cent compared to…

September 11, 2017 @ 12:02pm

The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Council (Compact Council) and the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative (Cities Initiative) have made a final decision on the grant of permission to Waukesha, Wisconsin, for a diversion of water from the Great Lakes. On Wednesday, the Compact Council and…

August 04, 2017 @ 11:48am

Yesterday, the water transmission main and water force main provider, Pure Technologies Ltd., announced its financial performance for the quarter ended June 30, 2017. The company’s total revenue was up 16 per cent to $33.7 million in Q2 and up 16 per cent to $62.9 million for the year to…

August 04, 2017 @ 9:35am

The City of Guelph, Ontario, has improved its review process for sanitary sewer infrastructure projects to better protect the community’s source water. The revised process allows the City of Guelph to complete the review process for the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change’s (MOECC) environmental compliance approval (ECA) applications…

August 01, 2017 @ 10:48am

The Changing Cold Regions Network (CCRN) recently released two documents on the changing environment in Canada’s west, focused on the impacts to water resources. Future Climate Conditions over Western Canada focuses on the work of Dr. Yanping Li and colleagues at the University of Saskatchewan’s Global Institute for Water Security.…

July 27, 2017 @ 12:24pm

SaskWater has released its 2016–17 report, which highlights the Crown corporation’s growth to include the City of Melville, the fifth city in the province to be served by the utility. As part its agreement with Melville, SaskWater will build a new water treatment plant and regional water supply system to…

July 17, 2017 @ 12:45pm

In May, the City of Nanaimo's Engineering and Public Works Department completed the annual water main flushing program. This year,  Nanaimo’s new water treatment facility allowed the program to come in under budget, making for both financial and water use efficiency. Water main flushing is performed each year to keep…

July 04, 2017 @ 10:07am

The Canadian Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers (CCFAM) met in Whitehorse, Yukon and committed to collaboration to better manage Canada’s three coasts and inland waterways with Indigenous Peoples. Over two days, CCFAM met to discuss a broad range of common priorities. Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast…

June 29, 2017 @ 2:21pm

BLOOM has announced the release of Driving Adoption of Innovative Solutions at Ontario Craft Breweries, a pilot project case study to improve water management performance in Ontario's craft breweries. The pilot’s aim was to prove the viability of a representative on-site wastewater solution that implements both improved source reduction practices…

June 28, 2017 @ 4:06pm

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

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

Today, WWF-Canada has released the culmination of four years of research, a national assessment of Canada’s freshwater: Watershed Reports. The findings underscore the need for a national framework to manage water quality and freshwater resources. The first-ever nationwide assessment of Canada’s freshwater resources found significant evidence of disruption to watersheds…

June 12, 2017 @ 3:31pm

The Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) Sewage Commission has agreed to the terms of a meditated settlement in a dispute about the metering and cost apportionment of the regional sewer service from 2004 to 2015. The agreement was reached on May 5, 2017 and includes payments to the Town of…

May 19, 2017 @ 10:16am

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

The Ontario Water Works Association (OWWA) has recognized the City of Guelph's leadership in water conservation with a 2017 Award of Excellence in Water Efficiency for its updated water efficiency strategy in the Public Sector & Utilities Award category. The City was also recognized for its water-based youth education programming…

May 11, 2017 @ 9:27am

The City of Charlottetown Water and Sewer Utility Department is exploring the possibility of offering a Low Income Financial and Technical (LIFT) program for low income customers of the Utility. The intent of the program would be to provide those in need of assistance with an opportunity to have their…

May 09, 2017 @ 10:56am

In its recent newsletter, the Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) announced that its 2017 is underway, with a first draft presented at its September board meeting. The first draft included $29.4 million in expenditures with more special funding to be added before the budget is finalized. The general municipal levy…

October 06, 2016 @ 8:37am

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August 19, 2009 @ 8:34am