Tuesday, October 27, 2020

Tag: Walkerton

Essential Watershed Management—Remembering the Walkerton Drinking Water Tragedy

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Twenty years ago, in May 2000, a municipal well in the Town of Walkerton, Ontario became contaminated with deadly bacteria. Seven people including a...

Is Ontario’s Clean Water Act Responsive to Contemporary Water Source Protection...

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In May 2000, the E. coli water crisis in Walkerton, Ontario and the cryptosporidiosis outbreak in the spring of 2001 in North Battleford, Saskatchewan...

Brockton Launches Walkerton Clean Water Legacy Scholarship

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The Municipality of Brockton is launching the Walkerton Clean Water Legacy Scholarship to honour those who suffered because of the water crisis and to...

Regulatory & Enforcement Failures Permit Water Pollution, Increase Economic Burden

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Yesterday, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), Dianne Saxe, held a webinar to provide further insight into the recently released environmental protection report, Back...

Drinking Water Expert Inducted as a Member of the Alberta Order...

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Professional engineer and water scientist Steve Hrudey was recently inducted as a member of the Alberta Order of Excellence. Steve is an internationally renowned researcher, educator, author,...

A Fresh Strategy for New Brunswick’s Water Resources

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In the December Speech from the Throne, New Brunswick Premier Brian Gallant announced that the Department of Environment and Local Government “will begin in...

Cuts Could Erode Water Progress: Report

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The slow and steady decline in federal water science and management capacity may negatively affect government’s ability to protect Canada’s freshwater resources, says the...

Water Risk Remains, Says Report

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Ten years after Walkerton, Canadians remain at risk of waterborne disease outbreaks as a growing divide emerges between those who have access to safe...

Management Material

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As we’ve learned from highly-publicized events in Walkerton, North Battleford and Kashechewan, there are major consequences when water and wastewater treatment services don’t meet...

Explaining Treatment

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Water Canada: Hi, Brian. What’s your role at Trojan? Brian Petri: I have a mandate to lead our disinfection research program. Our lab group tries...

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