14 Results for sustainability

In early August, Selkirk First Nation, Minto Explorations Ltd., and the Government of Yukon released the Minto Mine Socio-Economic Monitoring Program’s 2015 Annual Report. According to the report’s executive summary, “the purpose of this report is to determine if, and how, the activities of the Minto Mine may be affecting…

August 23, 2018 @ 10:28am

British Columbia-based SHARC International Systems Inc.—formerly International Wastewater Systems Inc.—has announced that its SHARC subsidiary, SHARC Energy Systems (SHARC), will form a joint venture with Scottish Water Horizons to expand and accelerate deployment of a wastewater heat recovery systems across Scotland. The joint venture, called Bandwidth Energy Ltd., has been…

March 21, 2018 @ 12:48pm

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

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has announced the recipients of the 2018 Sustainable Communities Awards. The awards honour and celebrate the most innovative environmental initiatives in cities and communities across Canada. Municipalities are being recognized for delivering innovative solutions in eight categories: asset management, brownfields, climate change, energy, sustainable…

February 01, 2018 @ 12:24pm

Corporate giants and water leaders gathered in Johannesburg today to discuss the findings of the annual Global Water Report published today by Carbon Disclosure Project  (the non-profit global environmental disclosure platform). A Turning Tide: tracking corporate action on water security analyses water data from 742 of the world's largest companies including Nestlé, Burberry, and…

December 06, 2017 @ 11:26am

The Thompson Okanagan Region in British Columbia is the first destination in the Americas to earn the International Biosphere Destination certification recognized by UNESCO and United Nations as the only designation to incorporate the United Nations (UN) 17 Sustainable Development Goals on water and other metrics, as well as the…

November 03, 2017 @ 10:33am

The Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef (CRSB) has launched a public consultation to solicit feedback on its sustainability indicators for beef processing to ensure sustainability challenges and opportunities for this sector are addressed. The indicators will form the basis of a national framework for players across the value chain to produce…

September 01, 2017 @ 2:03pm

The Province of Ontario has announced it will be charging water bottling companies an additional $500 for groundwater withdrawals. Beginning Aug. 1, 2017, water bottlers will pay $503.71 for every million litres of groundwater taken. The government has instituted the new fee in order to help recover costs associated with…

June 08, 2017 @ 5:11pm

For Earth Day on April 22nd, Ontario’s Cowbell Brewing released a description of their forthcoming closed-loop system for water usage. The system will supply fresh Ontario well water to the Cowbell brewing facility. The brewery will treat all effluent wastewater and release it back into the groundwater table on the…

April 24, 2017 @ 1:10pm

Yesterday, the city of Kawartha Lakes Council formally launched the Kawartha Lakes Healthy Environment Plan. Since 2016, the City has been working with Partners for Climate Protection, an arm of the FCM that assists municipalities across Canada to design and implement climate change action plans. City partners will work with…

April 19, 2017 @ 11:20am

Under Western Skies, an annual environmental conference held by Mount Royal University in Calgary will focus on water issues this year. Titled Water—Events, Trends, Analysis, the conference is expected to attract 600–800 attendees for notable presentations from: Robert Sandford of United Nations University Institute for Water, EPCOR Chair for Water…

September 27, 2016 @ 1:05pm

On May 11, the Council of Canadian Academies will release a report entitled The Sustainable Management of Groundwater in Canada. In 2006, the Council was tasked by the Federal Minister of Natural Resources to identify, "from a science perspective, what is needed to achieve sustainable management of Canada's groundwater resources."…

May 07, 2009 @ 9:40am

Alberta has released a long-term development plan, highlighting sustainable and responsible growth for its oil sands. The 20-year plan, titled Responsible Actions: A Plan for Alberta's Oil Sands, aims to reduce the environmental footprint, optimize economic growth, and increase the quality of life in Alberta's oil sands regions. Water highlights…

February 13, 2009 @ 10:03am

Farmers and other groundwater users in the Annapolis Valley are being asked to take part in a study that will help to improve water-use planning. The departments of Natural Resources, Environment, and Agriculture, as well as Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, and the Nova Scotia Federation of Agriculture are working together…

January 05, 2009 @ 12:07pm