15 Results for nitrogen

Vancouver-based Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies, Inc. has announced its partnership with the City of Atlanta Department of Watershed Management to install and operate a nutrient recovery facility at the R.M. Clayton Water Reclamation Center (WRC), delivered under a design-build agreement and financed through an operating lease model. “We are very…

September 19, 2018 @ 10:33am

Nitrogen is an essential nutrient for healthy agricultural crops, but when applied in excess can result in negative impacts to surface and groundwater sources. Most routine tests done in commercial soil testing labs do not measure available nitrogen in the soil because they are time-consuming and expensive. As a result, farmers…

July 23, 2018 @ 11:30am

The North American fertilizer industry has pledged $6 million to continue research on ways that farmers can strengthen fertilizer best management practices (BMPs) to reduce nutrient loss to the environment. Donors intend that this funding be leveraged with public sector dollars to maximize its reach. As such, Fertilizer Canada has urged…

March 08, 2018 @ 1:08pm

A tiny snail could be a big help to researchers measuring water quality along the U.S. and Canadian Atlantic coast. Eastern mudsnails live in coastal areas from Nova Scotia to Georgia. In many of these areas, human activities have brought large amounts of nitrogen to coastal habitats. Nitrogen is an…

February 28, 2018 @ 11:25am

The Office of the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) has released its annual Greenhouse Gas Progress Report for 2017, Ontario’s Climate Act: From Plan to Progress, which found that the province is improving in managing GHGs, but that it has progress to make, some of which can be achieved through…

January 31, 2018 @ 12:58pm

The City of Selkirk, Manitoba hosted an open house on Wednesday, September 6th, to share details of its new Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) project. The plant was among the capital projects identified by the in the city’s 2017 budget. It will help limit contaminants entering the Red River and…

September 12, 2017 @ 10:28am

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Waterloo, has found that smaller, distributed wetland areas are more effective at nutrient capture. Biogeochemical hotspots: Role of small water bodies in landscape nutrient processing, published in the journal Water Resources Research, “synthesized data from 600 lentic systems around the…

July 19, 2017 @ 1:18pm

The Northeast-Midwest Institute (NEMWI), a U.S. not-for-profit focused on economic development in and around the Great Lakes, has commented on the International Joint Commission (IJC) Triennial Assessment of Progress on Great Lakes Water Quality and the 2016 Progress Report of the Parties. NEMWI has issued two substantive comments on the…

April 18, 2017 @ 1:24pm

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 latest survey of snowpack in British Columbia shows that there has been below-average accumulation in the province’s watersheds, reports the River Forecast Centre (RFC). Snowpack was 79 per cent of what is expected for February 1st, according to the latest Snow Survey and Water Supply Bulletin from the RFC.…

February 09, 2017 @ 12:34pm

[caption id="attachment_3780" align="alignleft" width="256" caption="Dozens of ducks, swans and other waterfowl have returned to the site of a former wastewater lagoon after McCain Foods (Canada) built a new, advanced wastewater treatment facility at its Carberry plant. (CNW Group/McCain Foods (Canada))"][/caption] A McCain Foods (Canada) plant in Carberry, Manitoba has revitalized…

October 23, 2009 @ 2:05pm

More than $109,000 in federal funding will support the Morden Community Lead Environmental Action on Nutrient Elimination and Removal (CLEANER) project, an initiative that will ultimately contribute to cleaning up Lake Winnipeg and its watershed. “Through the combination of science, community action and environmental education, the CLEANER project will help…

September 24, 2009 @ 8:14am

Clear Flow Consulting Inc. has received a contribution from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program. The funding supports a research and development project that focuses on developing innovative wastewater treatment technologies. The $124,536 contribution will support the Sherwood Park-based company in researching and developing state-of-the-art solutions…

August 13, 2009 @ 1:56pm

Funding of $1.1 million to help clean up the Lake Winnipeg watershed will help develop an integrated water resource management approach, which is critical to dealing with the problem, according to the International Institute for Sustainable Development. Canada Treasury Board president Vic Toews announced the release of funding by Environment…

June 26, 2009 @ 7:47am

In an effort to reduce its footprint, MillerCoors has awarded Fredericton-based ADI Systems Inc. a full design-build contract for a new ADI-MBR (membrane bioreactor) facility for its brewery near Elkton, VA. The new ADI-MBR facility is designed to treat effluent from two existing anaerobic reactors to meet new nitrogen and…

February 10, 2009 @ 9:14am