6 Results for Walkerton

Yesterday, the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario (ECO), Dianne Saxe, held a webinar to provide further insight into the recently released environmental protection report, Back to Basics. The report’s findings offer a grim depiction of the status quo when it comes to the province’s protections for drinking water and fresh water.…

November 30, 2018 @ 12:43pm

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, and a tireless advocate for scientific excellence. His work has empowered those who operate water systems everywhere to ensure the health of the people they…

October 26, 2017 @ 2:29pm

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 Forum for Leadership on Water (FLOW). “What is most concerning is that just as Canadian water issues are escalating, the capacity of the federal government to…

May 15, 2012 @ 2:14pm

Ten years after Walkerton, Canadians remain at risk of waterborne disease outbreaks as a growing divide emerges between those who have access to safe drinking water and those that do not, says a new report. “Walkerton and Kashechewan demonstrated the risks involved with poor water management,” says Ecojustice staff lawyer…

May 17, 2010 @ 8:11am

Members of the Ontario Municipal Water Association (OMWA)  are among the first five municipalities to have successfully applied for the new Ontario municipal drinking water system license. Huron County, the City of Hamilton, the City of Kingston, Halton Region and the Town of Tecumseh, all OMWA members, are the first…

June 17, 2009 @ 6:38am

An eight-minute DVD on groundwater is being distributed by Conservation Ontario across the province. The Groundwater, Ours to Protect video, produced by Quinte Conservation in partnership with Loyalist College, will be available to local schools, libraries and environmental groups. It's also available online. "We're extremely pleased with the response we've…

February 09, 2009 @ 8:51am