82 Results for stormwater

Three neighbourhoods in Saint John, New Brunswick will increase their numbers of trees and shrubs to help manage stormwater. Saint John and the non-profit, environmental consultant ACAP Saint John are partners behind the planting. The city was the recipient of a $20,000 Environmental Trust Fund Grant from the Province of…

September 17, 2018 @ 9:29am

Today, the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) announced over $2 million for 41 new initiatives in communities across Canada through the Green Municipal Fund (GMF), the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP), and the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP). Announced by François-Philippe Champagne, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Vicki-May…

September 11, 2018 @ 11:35am

University of California, Berkeley, engineers have created a new way to remove contaminants from stormwater, potentially addressing the needs of water-stressed communities that are searching for ways to tap the abundant and yet underused source of fresh drinking water. Using a mineral-coated sand that reacts with and destroys organic pollutants,…

August 31, 2018 @ 9:55am

The Residential and Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO) has called on the federal government to fulfill its pledge for infrastructure investment in Ontario, including for green infrastructure to manage stormwater. RCCAO has said that the slow release of infrastructure funds can jeopardize the province's future economic prosperity. In addition,…

August 21, 2018 @ 10:42am

Stormwater retention ponds aren't a significant source of the greenhouse gas nitrous oxide emissions. This according to a new study, Sediment chemistry of urban stormwater ponds and controls on denitrification, published in the journal Ecosphere. Some scientists have questioned whether there may be a trade-off to nitrogen trapping stormwater ponds, since…

July 11, 2018 @ 9:00am

Aqua Q has announced the launch of its new corporate brand in Canada focused on smarter drainage solutions. The new brand reflects a change in strategic focus of division of infrastructure company, Armtec LP, following the sale of its steel drainage division assets which closed on June 29, 2018. The Aqua Q brand will…

July 09, 2018 @ 7:01am

On Friday, the federal government released a new Climate Lens component for its infrastructure funding program, Investing in Canada. Announced by Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, the assessment tool will require stakeholders to report on how proposed projects contributes to or reduce carbon pollution, and to consider climate…

June 04, 2018 @ 11:45am

Last week, Ontario municipalities announced federal-provincial investments to support water infrastructure in Thunder Bay, Regional Municipality of Durham, and the township of Red Rock. Both Thunder Bay and Durham received funding through the Canadian Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF), while Red Rock’s funding came from the Investing in Canada fund.…

April 30, 2018 @ 9:58am

Yesterday afternoon, Alberta and Canada announced a bilateral agreement providing more than $3.3 billion in federal funding, with a significant green infrastructure component. Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and the Honourable Sandra Jansen, Alberta Minister of Infrastructure, announced the signing of the bilateral agreement that will provide more funding through…

April 04, 2018 @ 9:59am

Canada and British Columbia have announced the outcome of their bilateral agreement, which includes $4.1 billion in federal funding. Announced yesterday Minister of Infrastructure and Communities Amarjeet Sohi and B.C.’s Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Claire Trevena, the bilateral agreement that will provide more federal funding through the Investing in Canada plan over…

April 03, 2018 @ 9:19am

On March 19th, the Ontario Sewer & Watermain Construction Association (OSWCA) hosted a provincial Lobby Day at Queen’s Park to launch their new Asset Management Planning (AMP), The State of Ontario Water and Waster Infrastructure. The report examines the water and wastewater infrastructure assets of 30 municipalities across the province…

April 02, 2018 @ 1:59pm

The Province of Quebec has committed to funding approximately half the cost of a green infrastructure project in Montreal that aims to store and filter a large amount of rainwater annually in a neighbourhood redevelopment project. Today, the société de développement Angus (SDA), a Quebec-based organization focused on sustainable urban…

March 23, 2018 @ 5:13pm

Stormwater runoff and climate change continue to put a strain on the watersheds of the Toronto region, according to the Toronto Region Conservation Authority (TRCA). These are the findings of the 2018 Toronto and Region Watershed Report Cards that are being released today, on World Water Day, by TRCA. "The report cards are a great…

March 22, 2018 @ 10:06am

Newfoundland and Labrador has announced a $10.6 million Municipal Capital Works investment as a part of its three-year municipal infrastructure program. As a result of the funding, 48 communities will cost-share projects to improve water and wastewater systems, roads, and community-oriented infrastructure. The municipal share in these projects will be…

March 21, 2018 @ 1:06pm

The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) have announced the not-for-profit organizations that will receive funding to assist 72 municipalities across Canada strengthening their resilience to the effects of climate change. Resilience efforts include improved stormwater and wastewater management. The organizations will act as FCM’s climate…

March 20, 2018 @ 11:26am

The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) have announced 67 initiatives across Canada that will receive funding to support work on green infrastructure and other projects. Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Jenny Gerbasi, president of the FCM announced the funding to be distributed through…

March 14, 2018 @ 10:13am

Ontario’s Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) has developed an economic discussion paper entitled, Economic Instruments to Motivate Stormwater Management on Private Lands, which grew out of research, field studies and demonstration projects, and the work of the Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program (STEP). A companion to the white paper on the Drainage…

March 13, 2018 @ 11:17am

Ontario has announced that 78 communities will be receiving support for a variety of projects, including replacement and rehabilitation of water systems, through the Community Infrastructure Fund. Michael Gravelle, MPP for Thunder Bay-Superior North announced the funding in Dorion Township yesterday where investments will go to a bridge replacement project.…

March 13, 2018 @ 10:01am

Bioretention is the process in which contaminants and sedimentation are removed from stormwater runoff using grass buffer strips, sand beds, ponding areas, organic layers, plants, or other media. A new national standard for the construction of bioretention systems in Canada has been posted for public review by the CSA Group, a global provider of…

March 12, 2018 @ 11:04am

The governments of Canada and the Northwest Territories are forwarding infrastructure for Northern Canadian communities, with over $200 million for green infrastructure projects devoted to reducing greenhouse gases, climate change resilience, and water management. Yesterday, Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Wally Schumann, territorial Minister of Infrastructure; Caroline Cochrane, territorial Minister of Municipal…

March 08, 2018 @ 12:49pm

Kitchener, Ontario has announced the creation of a sustainability office and the appointment of its first sustainability officer, Claire Bennett, who will begin her role at the city on April 3rd, building on the city’s work in managing stormwater and lowering GHG emissions. Bennett has spent the last seven years…

March 06, 2018 @ 9:59am

In the summer of 2017, the Credit Valley Conservation Authority (CVC) held a workshop that sought to apply old piece of provincial legislation, the Drainage Act, to 21st century stormwater management. Now, the CVC has released a summary paper, following the October technical white paper, Making Green Infrastructure Mainstream: Exploring…

January 22, 2018 @ 10:30am

Canada and Quebec have announced financial support for a project to improve water-related infrastructure in Montreal West. Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport and Member of Parliament for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce‒Westmount, and Kathleen Weil, Minister Responsible for Access to Information and the Reform of Democratic Institutions, Minister Responsible for Relations with English-Speaking Quebeckers…

January 17, 2018 @ 8:36am

CULTEC, Inc. and Armtec LP have announced that an agreement has been reached for Armtec to be the exclusive distributor in Canada for CULTEC’s stormwater management products including the Contactor, Recharger, and CULTEC StormFilter series of products. Yvon Lespérance, VP of business development and marketing for Armtec said, “CULTEC is…

January 11, 2018 @ 2:50pm

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

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

A group of local organizations have come together to develop the first ever "smart" stormwater technology pilot focused on reducing the risk of basement flooding during extreme weather events. The stormwater technology pilot is a partnership project which includes the Environment Network, Greenland Engineering Consultants, Huronia Security and Monitoring, The Town of…

November 16, 2017 @ 8:30am

On Friday, Toronto city staff recommended to the city’s budget committee the 2018 operating and capital budget for the city’s water utility. "The proposed rate supported budgets support fiscal sustainability and will ensure the city delivers high quality services and makes improvements to our aging infrastructure," said Councillor Gary Crawford,…

November 06, 2017 @ 6:35am

Vancouver has over 45,000 catch basins removing excess water from streets during rainfall events. Acknowledging that the city can only do so much to remove leaves, debris, and litter from storm drains and catch basins, the city has adopted an Adopt a Catch Basin program to engage citizens and children to help rainwater drain properly.…

October 24, 2017 @ 4:57pm

The Water Environment Federation (WEF) has announced that students from the University of Guelph and the University of Colorado – Boulder have won the 2017 Student Design Competition. The 16th annual competition took place during WEFTEC 2017, WEF's 90th annual technical exhibition and conference. The University of Guelph team’s project,…

October 05, 2017 @ 11:25am

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

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

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

Calgary’s Organics Composting Facility has achieved substantial completion and will divert dewatered biosolids from one of the city’s wastewater treatment facilities. Maple Reinders announced that on June 29th, the Chinook Resource Management Group, a special purpose company of which Maple Reinders PPP Ltd. is a partner, achieved substantial completion on…

July 12, 2017 @ 11:14am

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

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

The Region of Peel's Regional Council adopted a new Corporate Social Responsibility Strategy this week that sets objectives for increased water efficiency and stormwater management at all its facilities, as well as low impact development (LID). "We are already achieving many positive outcomes for the community by operating responsibly and…

June 23, 2017 @ 10:29am

Whether rural, urban or remote, municipalities across Canada can now apply for grants of up to one million dollars for capital projects that will help them adapt to climate change impacts, such as flooding, extreme temperatures and drought, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Municipalities have influence over roughly half of…

June 23, 2017 @ 10:16am

The governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island will invest in local water infrastructure to provide modern services for stormwater and drinking water. These investments aim to continue safeguarding the health and well-being of residents, protect provincial waterways, and preserve local ecosystems. Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and…

June 09, 2017 @ 11:29am

Yesterday, Newfoundland and Labrador announced more than $4.5 million for water systems in the City of Corner Brook. Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment, was joined today by Gerry Byrne, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills and MHA for Corner Brook, to announce over $4.5 million through the…

June 07, 2017 @ 10:22am

The City of Edmonton has announced forward motion on its flood mitigation strategy, which will focus on flood risk, potential costs, and schedules outlined for residential areas and underpasses As the next step in the city’s examination of upgrades to drainage infrastructure, staff will outline flood mitigation options in two…

June 05, 2017 @ 4:43pm

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

London, Ontario, will make a major investment in stormwater and wastewater infrastructure to help basements stay dry and reduce the amount of effluent entering the Thames River. The Government of Canada announced more than $18 million and the Government of Ontario announced more than $9 million for investment in London…

May 25, 2017 @ 10:25am

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

Toronto has delayed its decision to implement a dedicated stormwater fee, due to cost concerns and the ultimate transparency for rate payers, among others. When Toronto's Executive Committee—a group that makes recommendations on Council's strategic policy and priorities and financial planning, among other things—received recommendations from Toronto Water on how…

May 17, 2017 @ 3:18pm

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

Yesterday, St. John’s City Council voted on whether to approve the Capital Plan for 2016–2018 — council minutes were unavailable at the time of writing. The plan includes $28.7 million in capital projects for 2017, including $3.2 million dedicated to its water systems. The capital plan will support a wide…

April 18, 2017 @ 10:44am

Luc Duval has resigned his position as director of Public Works and Engineering with the City of Timmins, effective as of April 10, 2017. Duval has been an employee of the City of Timmins since June 25, 2007. He began his career with the city as director of Public Works…

March 29, 2017 @ 8:45am

The City of New Westminster, British Columbia, has been awarded over $5.5 million from the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) for the Sapperton Combined Sewer Separation project, one of the 144 projects recently announced by the provincial and federal governments. "On behalf of the City of New Westminster, I…

March 28, 2017 @ 7:24am

There is good news for Canadian municipalities in the RBC Canadian Water Attitudes Study. Canadians strongly support the safeguarding of their water. As Canadian municipalities continue to upgrade, invest, and innovate in water systems and resource management, they won’t face a challenge in having a citizen mandate to do so.…

March 20, 2017 @ 12:01pm

The federal and British Columbia governments have announced funding for 144 new water and wastewater infrastructure projects across the province. Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Peter Fassbender, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, announced a combined $373.2 million for 144 new projects in British Columbia through…

March 17, 2017 @ 12:40pm

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

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

Twenty years of innovative water management is noteworthy.  As 2016 came to a close, Halifax Water released its twentieth annual report, noting the many accomplishments it has achieved since the utility was formed in 1945. In 1996, Metro amalgamation saw Halifax Water's role expand to a regional water utility. In…

January 03, 2017 @ 1:29pm

City planners in Campbell River, B.C., have planned to address climate change impacts and rising sea levels on stormwater infrastructure and public space in 2017. In a statement released December 1st, Campbell River gave notice that it would fund a study on how to protect long-term infrastructure along the community’s…

December 02, 2016 @ 8:55am

The Environment Commissioner of Ontario (ECO) has released a report today noting that Ontario’s municipalities face a $6.8 billion deficit to fix existing stormwater infrastructure and to accommodate future growth. This financial gap could get even bigger as municipalities deal with larger flows and more polluted runoff, as landscapes are…

November 15, 2016 @ 12:36pm

On November 9th, Edmonton announced a $107,081,000 stormwater management project and, on the same day, released a preliminary study on flood mitigation throughout the city. Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Don Iveson, Mayor of Edmonton, announced the stormwater management project in the city. Funding will be contributed…

November 10, 2016 @ 9:13am

In 2013, the Town of Bradford West Gwillimbury initiated a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment (EA) study to develop a new Stormwater Management Master Plan in accordance with the Lake Simcoe Protection Plan, with an aim to be done in 2015. The plan is behind schedule, but now a final draft…

November 01, 2016 @ 7:05am

If Lee Valley, Home Depot, or IKEA could offer you a low-cost, easy-install, beautiful modular green roof installation kit, would this be your next weekend project? Ryerson Urban Water and its partners of a weekend Hackathon thought so, as they awarded this concept in the Best Overall Design at the 2016…

October 31, 2016 @ 12:38pm

The Smart Prosperity Institute has released a report entitled New Solutions for Sustainable Stormwater Management in Canada. The report acts as a primer for municipalities in Canada on best practices in modernizing their stormwater infrastructure and taxation. The report aims to provide details on an integrated approach to managing stormwater…

October 26, 2016 @ 11:53am

Barrie, ON, has begun a Municipal Class Environmental Assessment Study to determine necessary stormwater infrastructure improvements required to reduce flooding on both private and municipal lands, resolve issues concerning public safety, and provide improved maintenance opportunities within the Sophia Creek watershed and Mulcaster drainage area. “Major drainage improvements may consist…

October 12, 2016 @ 8:01am

Ottawa has announced new rate structures for water, wastewater, and stormwater. Ottawa’s announcement assured residents that “over 85 [per cent] of their 400,000 households and properties will see no change to their monthly water bill.” Most can expect a $2 per month increase or decrease. The new rate structure looks…

October 04, 2016 @ 10:01am

It was a dazzling celebration of water leadership and innovation. On June 23, Water Canada celebrated it 2016 Water’s Next winners and nominees at a gala awards ceremony in Toronto.  The Water’s Next Award program is the only national awards program to honour leadership across the entire water sector—including public…

June 27, 2016 @ 12:39pm

Water Canada magazine has announced the finalists of the 2016 Water’s Next Awards. The Water’s Next Awards program honours the achievements and ideas of individuals and companies that have been successful in their efforts to improve water in Canada. The 2016 awards program accepted nominations in nine categories and identified…

May 24, 2016 @ 3:27pm

The City of Saskatoon is investing $11.3 million in water and sewer rehabilitation in order to inspect and maintain manholes and aging systems. During the 2015 summer construction season, digital imaging technology was used to inspect and evaluate manholes. The inspection was conducted by lowering a camera into the area…

September 28, 2015 @ 7:48pm

The Alberta Municipal Water/Wastewater Partnership (AMWWP) and Water for Life have announced the recipients of grants to support drinking water and wastewater projects across the province. Over $24 million has been provided by the Alberta government to ensure that Albertans living from northeast to southwest will have access to safe…

September 24, 2015 @ 11:39am

Health Minister Terry Lake today announced $500,000 in funding for the B.C. Water and Waste Association (BCWWA) to help communities address small water systems challenges. The Ministry and the Association will work together to administer the funds to communities that rely on small water systems with the ultimate goal of reducing health risks…

September 23, 2015 @ 1:48pm

The Canadian Water Network (CWN) is investing nearly $200,000 in a research project aimed at addressing the disproportionate burden First Nations communities in Canada face in terms of unsafe drinking water, wastewater, and stormwater systems, as well as drought and flood risks. The research will investigate methods of integrating western…

May 12, 2014 @ 7:53am

[caption id="attachment_13163" align="alignright" width="300"] Front L-R: Jim Tovey, Joan Robson, Jim Bradley, Christine Zimmer. Back L-R: Nancy Cole, Dave Laurie, Dave Maunder, Leanne Gelsthorpe, Jackie Ward.[/caption] Ontario is investing in solutions in Peel Region to help protect Great Lakes water quality. IMAX Corporation is using new permeable pavement and stormwater…

August 27, 2012 @ 1:51pm

The City of Mississauga is looking for a new way to fund its stormwater management program. A stormwater financing study is underway, according to a recent press release. "The City's stormwater management system is a valued infrastructure asset that protects the quality of our water," said Martin Powell, commissioner, Transportation and…

April 20, 2012 @ 1:15pm

Charlottetown, Prince Edward Island has announced a three-phase plan to separate the remaining portion of its Spring Park Combined Storm and Sanitary Sewer System. When the project is complete in 2014, sanitary sewage will no longer enter Charlottetown Harbour from the city’s sanitary sewer system. The total cost of the…

February 24, 2012 @ 2:40pm

[caption id="attachment_10673" align="alignright" width="144" caption="Gord Miller"][/caption] Ontario's Environmental Commissioner is worried that Ontario has lost momentum when it comes to the province's pressing environmental issues. In his 2010/2011 Annual Report, titled Engaging Solutions, Gord Miller says there's no shortage of talk about the problems such as climate change, waste diversion,…

November 29, 2011 @ 1:46pm

[caption id="attachment_7378" align="aligncenter" width="540" caption="Waterfront Toronto's president and CEO, John Campbell (right), receives the Living City Healthy Rivers and Streams Award from TRCA's CAO, Brian Denney."][/caption] Waterfront Toronto was a big winner at the Charles Sauriol Environmental Dinner for The Living City last Friday. The organization won the Toronto and…

November 09, 2010 @ 8:31am

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), in partnership with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), has announced the winners of the first annual Watershed Awards to recognize Canadian municipalities that have taken proactive measures to reduce their vulnerability to storm and wastewater damage. The awards, which are part of FCM's…

June 01, 2010 @ 3:22pm

[caption id="attachment_5739" align="aligncenter" width="491" caption="Ron MacKinley, PEI Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal and Clifford Lee, Mayor of Charlottetown. Photo: Brian Simpson"][/caption] Residents and visitors to Charlottetown and its historical waterfront and university are celebrating upgrades to water and sewage services, thanks to investments made under the Building Canada Fund…

May 26, 2010 @ 1:27pm

In more Nova Scotia news, Halifax Water has filed an application with the Nova Scotia Utility and Review Board (NSUARB) requesting an increase in rates to wastewater and stormwater services.. The victim of problems with its new-ish sewage treatment plant, Halifax Water claims that a rate increase (the first in…

March 29, 2010 @ 7:51am

The Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC), in partnership with the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM), this morning announced the Watershed Awards, a new annual awards program to recognize Canadian municipalities that have taken proactive measures to reduce their vulnerability to storm and wastewater damage. The newly launched Watershed Awards will…

February 11, 2010 @ 3:52pm

[caption id="attachment_4901" align="alignleft" width="200" caption="Ottawa's mayor, Larry O’Brien. (via City of Ottawa)"][/caption] Hot on the heels of last week's sewer overflows, the City of Ottawa has released a plan to clean up and protect the Ottawa River. Based on recent consultations with residents across the City of Ottawa, City staff…

February 04, 2010 @ 8:39am

Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) are partnering in the EQuilibriumTM Communities Initiative to provide support and promote leading edge sustainable neighbourhood development demonstration projects in Canada. The program includes funding of up to $550,000 to private, public and non-profit developers developing leading-edge sustainable development…

July 08, 2009 @ 8:25am

The largest single funder of clean technology in Canada is calling for Statements of Interest for its fifteenth round of funding. Although applications to all related sectors are encouraged, Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) has a particular interest in water purification, conservation, waste and storm water treatment, and predicts higher…

February 26, 2009 @ 7:48am

Universities, municipal governments, and companies in Saskatchewan will be able to work together to develop innovative solutions to assess, maintain, develop and renew vital public infrastructure and municipal services such as drinking water, stormwater and wastewater systems. Gary Goodyear, Minister of State for Science and Technology, has announced a renewed…

January 20, 2009 @ 12:35pm

Residents in New Glasgow, Stellarton, Trenton, Westville, and the Municipality of Pictou, Nova Scotia, will see improved wastewater treatment thanks to a shared investment by the governments of Canada and Nova Scotia under the Communities Component of the Building Canada Fund. Federal, provincial and municipal funding for two projects totaling…

January 12, 2009 @ 1:29pm