35 Results for water management

The Government of Manitoba has acted to help livestock producers who have been affected by dry conditions across, broadening the scope of provincial support for water management practices and equipment. “Manitoba Agriculture supports our livestock sector across the province, and we recognize that many areas are feeling the effects of…

September 17, 2018 @ 9:50am

New opinion data finds that long-term water management is top of mind for many British Columbians. The findings are published in the 2018 BC Water Polling Report. Therein, it's reported that 87 per cent of respondents believe the province will face a serious problem if nothing is done to improve the…

September 13, 2018 @ 9:30am

The K’ómoks First Nation (KFN) and Comox Valley Regional District (CVRD) are working towards an agreement that will provide greater cooperation in the management of regional water resources, the extension of water services to K’ómoks lands south of Royston, and collaboration on water licence applications. The two parties have stated…

July 05, 2018 @ 9:39am

Alan DeSousa, Mayor of Saint-Laurent, Québec, has been appointed to the Green Municipal Fund (GMF) Council, the flagship, $625-million program of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, funded by the Government of Canada. DeSousa will sit on this Council as a municipal elected official and will represent the province of Québec. The appointment reflects three of the six…

June 27, 2018 @ 9:46am

In advance of World Water Day 2018 and the launch of the Water Action Decade 2018–2028, the United Nations and its High Level Panel on Water (HLPW) have called for a fundamental shift in global water management. On March 14th, the HLPW, composed of 11 Heads of State and a…

March 16, 2018 @ 11:27am

With Cape Town moving towards Day Zero, the question of how cities manage water is drawing greater attention from decision-makers and the public internationally. Currently, no global database of municipal water management information exists. As such, today the World Resources Institute (WRI) and Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Sloan School…

March 08, 2018 @ 2:35pm

Alberta has released a draft of its Moose Lake 10-kilometre Management Zone Plan (10KMZ), intended to recognize the significance of the traditional lands to the First Nation and Métis people of Fort McKay. The plan outlines proposals for management requirements and regulatory controls that would maintain the treaty rights and opportunities…

February 21, 2018 @ 12:07pm

During the 28th UN-Water Meeting held in Rome this week, the Good Practice Guidelines for Water Data Management Policy were officially launched. The guidelines were formulated for use by “officers responsible for formulating and implementing government strategy to improve water information, with the aim of advancing water policy, planning, management…

February 02, 2018 @ 2:26pm

BluMetric Environmental Inc. has announced that an Ontario mining client has issued change orders to two of BluMetric's existing contracts for water infrastructure to a combined increase of more than $2 million. The first change order, extending work that was previously announced in September 2016, includes drilling and engineering to support the design…

November 09, 2017 @ 2:56pm

Canada and New Brunswick have announced a $4.5 million investment in landfill upgrades to prevent contaminated water from entering natural waterways. Karen Ludwig, Member of Parliament for New Brunswick Southwest; John Ames, New Brunswick Minister of Tourism, Heritage and Culture; and Joyce Wright, chairperson of the board of directors of…

October 02, 2017 @ 9:50am

The City of Charlottetown and PEI are collaborating on the delivery of sustainability programs to assist low-income residents with water conservation and energy savings programs. The Low Income Financial and Technical (LIFT) program provides residents with the opportunity to have a residential water audit completed free of charge. The audit…

September 28, 2017 @ 12:14pm

The Manitoba government has launched public consultations on three new environmental initiatives, which will improve water management and modernize watershed planning. “Our government believes there are tremendous ecological opportunities to improve the future of our province through effective watershed management strategies,” said Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires. “With the development…

August 22, 2017 @ 4:53pm

The Canadian Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA) has commissioned a study about resiliency in water utilities. CWWA have asked Dalhousie University to conduct an online questionnaire survey about attitudes and perceptions about risk resilience and security at water utilities. This questionnaire is being conducted at all water utilities across Canada…

May 24, 2017 @ 11:26am

Saskatchewan has moved forward on its agricultural water management strategy. On May 16th, Minister Responsible for the Water Security Agency, Scott Moe, announced the creation of two Agricultural Water Management Advisory Boards as Bill 44, The Water Security Agency Amendment Act, passed third reading in the legislature. "Our government's goal is to…

May 17, 2017 @ 9:23am

The Government of New Brunswick, with the federal government, will invest up to $3 million in strategic infrastructure and studies to support water quality improvements at Parlee Beach. Parlee Beach is also being declared as a unique feature of the environment. The declaration means developments that could affect the water…

May 11, 2017 @ 10:06am

Plants are one of the largest consumptive water users on earth. Through transpiration, they move entire rivers of water into the atmosphere, yet, this part of the hydrologic cycle has historically been the difficult to quantify. In an effort to better understand how water should be managed at regional scales,…

May 02, 2017 @ 10:50am

The National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada has announced that it will support water research internationally with collaborations through the Water Joint Programming Initiative (WJPI). Of a total of 21 projects receiving funding, Canada will lead three of six projects receiving Canadian support. Canada’s total contribution over three…

April 07, 2017 @ 9:51am

York Region has announced that it either met or exceeded the required parameters for drinking water quality established in its Safe Drinking Water Act of 2002 for 2016. In its 2016 Drinking Water Report, the Region summarizes the management of its drinking water systems, describes procedures, reporting, and adverse water…

March 24, 2017 @ 7:17am

The Alberta government announced on World Water Day that it will invest nearly $12 million in multi-year grants for watershed planning and advisory councils, including the Alberta Water Council. Each year for the next three years, Alberta will distribute $3.2 million per year among 11 watershed councils for them to…

March 23, 2017 @ 8:35am

The Canadian Space Agency awarded a $3.8M contract to Communications & Power Industries Canada (CPI) to build components for the Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) mission. SWOT will survey 90 per cent of the Earth's surface water, observe the fine details of the ocean's surface topography, and measure how lakes, rivers, reservoirs,…

January 16, 2017 @ 9:41am

Saskatchewan’s Minister Responsible for the Water Security Agency (WSA), Scott Moe, introduced amendments to The Water Security Agency Act on November 29th that will change how agricultural drainage complaints are handled in the province. “With these changes, the process will be further streamlined which will mean a quicker resolution of requests for…

November 30, 2016 @ 9:19am

H2O Innovation Inc. announced that it was awarded 5 new contracts across Canada, in Nunavut, Alberta, Manitoba, and Quebec, to provide water and wastewater facilities in both the public and private sectors. The company was also secured 2 contracts in the U.S. These new contracts bring the company’s projected sales…

October 05, 2016 @ 7:35am

A report by the Alberta Water Council (AWC) recommends seven ways in which Alberta can improve its management of aquatic invasive species (AIS). AIS include plants, mussels, fish, amphibians, and snails. Once established, these species can seriously threaten Alberta’s water management facilities, water supply infrastructure, aquatic ecosystems, recreation, and human…

August 26, 2016 @ 7:57am

In an effort to protect the province’s water resources, Manitoba announced its first comprehensive Surface Water Management Strategy along with multi-year surface water management investments. Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Gord Mackintosh and Infrastructure and Transportation Minister Steve Ashton announced the strategy on June 11, noting that $320 million of…

June 12, 2014 @ 9:27am

The Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) is proposing to the provincial government a British Columbia water commission to streamline water use reporting and to connect water license rental fees with water management needs. The OBWB’s board members voted to send a letter to Steve Thomson, B.C.’s Minister of Forest, Land,…

May 20, 2014 @ 9:05am

[caption id="attachment_19201" align="alignright" width="300"] Ontario’s water sector is currently home to 900 water-industry-specific companies. Credit: John Vetterli.[/caption] According to WaterTAP Ontario, Canada’s most populous province has awarded more water industry patents in the past 30 years than any other comparable government jurisdiction in the world. Ontario’s water sector is currently…

May 12, 2014 @ 8:02am

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

Manitoba is undertaking four initiatives to help improve action against floods and water management, announced the Province’s Infrastructure and Transportation Minister, Steve Ashton, this week. Flood review task force Chaired by civil engineer David Farlinger, the task force will release a public report by late summer examining a number of…

February 09, 2012 @ 11:55am

The RBC Blue Water Project has committed $1 million to support the efforts of ONE DROP and Oxfam to provide access to water and sanitation to the people of Haiti and rebuild small water and sanitation infrastructure in the country. "The outpouring of support by citizens, governments and companies worldwide…

January 22, 2010 @ 12:13pm

Armtec Infrastructure Income Fund has been awarded a $26.9 million contract to supply water management products to upgrade the Southeast Collector Sewer System, which is part of the York Durham Sewage System (YDSS), a wastewater collection system first constructed by the Province of Ontario in the late 1970s and early…

October 07, 2009 @ 7:55am

Armtec Infrastructure Income Fund's Armtec division has been awarded a $1.3-million contract to supply drainage and water management products as part of the construction of the first phase of the 1550-megawatt La Romaine hydroelectric complex that will be situated on Rivière Romaine north of Havre-Saint-Pierre, in the Côte-Nord region of…

July 27, 2009 @ 7:54am

[caption id="attachment_1366" align="alignleft" width="280" caption="Lynne Yelich, Minister of State, Western Economic Diversification Canada (WD) is working to position Western Canada as a national and international leader in water resource technology and innovation."][/caption] On the eve of World Water Day, Minister of the Environment Jim Prentice announced that Canada will invest…

March 23, 2009 @ 5:53am

The Vancouver Island Technology Park (VITP) has welcomed the Alberta Research Council (ARC) as its newest tenant.  ARC has opened its first British Columbia-based office at VITP to access Victoria's intellectual resources and expertise in water management, and to stimulate new opportunities for technology development and transfer across western Canada.…

December 12, 2008 @ 11:49am

Aquatic Informatics and Greenspan have announced an alliance between both companies to offer an environmental data acquisition and management system. Under the terms of the alliance, Aquatic Informatics' AQUARIUS water data management system will be distributed and supported by Greenspan in Australia, the Middle East and much of Asia. Greenspan…

November 14, 2008 @ 10:10am

Though some people fear harmful exploitation or even the drying up of water resources, Marcel Boyer, the author of a research paper published by the Montreal Economic Institute, says it is urgent to look seriously at developing Canada's ‘blue gold,' particularly in the form of controversial large-scale exports. "The development…

August 29, 2008 @ 11:49am