26 Results for water use

Earlier this week, Statistics Canada released the results from the latest Industrial Water Survey (2015), which shows an overall decrease of water use nationally. The three main industry groups covered by the survey had a total water intake of 27.5 billion cubic metres in 2015, down seven per cent from 2013.…

July 12, 2018 @ 11:36am

Nine Alberta oil sands technologies will receive more than $70 million through the Oil Sands Innovation Challenge to support economic growth in the oil sands sector, including projects to reduce water use. The funds are provided by the Alberta government through Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA), an organization that accelerates the…

May 09, 2018 @ 11:33am

Danone Canada announced today that it has become the country's largest consumer-facing Certified B Corporation, coinciding with the one-year anniversary of Danone's acquisition of WhiteWave Foods. The B Corp Certification is part of Danone Canada's ambition to become one of the country's best-performing food and beverage companies, pursuing the Danone One Planet, One Health vision,…

April 12, 2018 @ 10:00am

Scientists have reduced water evaporation from plants by manipulating a component of the chloroplast that harvests light. The research was undertaken to find a way to reduce water consumption from agricultural crops and improve crop resilience to global temperature increases. Published in Nature Communications the research is part of the…

March 07, 2018 @ 11:35am

CDP, formerly the Carbon Disclosure Project, has released its 2018 Global Supply Chain Report, which highlights the efforts of corporations from around the globe to curb emissions and water use. One hundred companies appear on the A List, which has been produced at the request of 99 CDP supply chain…

January 30, 2018 @ 10:33am

Applications for funding of the fourth intake of the BC Rural Dividend program will be accepted Nov. 15th to Dec. 15th, 2017, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Doug Donaldson announced yesterday morning. Previous funding has successfully support small-scale water projects across the province. “I encourage local…

November 10, 2017 @ 11:26am

Alberta’s Acceleware, developer of the RF XL cleantech that allows for heavy oil and bitumen extraction without any external water added, has received funding from Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) and Emissions Reduction Alberta (ERA) to scale up its technology. Acceleware has been awarded a $10 million non-repayable contribution to complete a…

November 06, 2017 @ 7:16am

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

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

Vancouver’s Goldcorp Inc. has released a report that details in part its water conservation strategy, Towards Zero Water, with the aim to reuse and recycle all water resources. In its 11th annual sustainability report, Goldcorp’s CEO, David Garofalo, writes that, “The most far-reaching announcement of the year was the launch…

July 06, 2017 @ 11:56am

Acceleware Ltd. announced that it has won the 2017 Global Petroleum Show Award for Emerging Clean Technology. Acceleware’s cleantech is a radio frequency heating technology that can be used for without water to process in situ oil and gas reservoirs. “Acceleware would like to thank the Global Petroleum Show and…

June 14, 2017 @ 1:52pm

On World Environment Day, Labatt Breweries of Canada has recognized their employees for their award-winning environmental efforts, including efforts to reduce water use. Labatt credits its progress on environmental performance to giving employees ownership of putting forth improvement ideas and implementing changes. For three years in a row, the company has been…

June 05, 2017 @ 5:00pm

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has released a new report on how the province’s energy industry uses water in an effort to drive improved performance from the industry. The report provides data on water used in a number of production methods for oil and gas (from hydraulic fracturing and enhanced oil recovery…

June 05, 2017 @ 11:55am

A new study from the Canada's national statistics agency shows that Canada is blessed with a wealth of water resources and that Canadians are doing more to conserve freshwater. The report released today offers the most up-to-date and comprehensive assessment of the depth of renewable freshwater resources for each of Canada's…

March 21, 2017 @ 8:05am

The Columbia Basin Trust has announced the success of a water conservation project that saw communities reduce their water consumption between 2 and 39 per cent. “Columbia Basin communities have worked hard and have been recognized as emerging leaders in water conservation,” said Tim Hicks, Columbia Basin trust manager, Water…

December 13, 2016 @ 1:14pm

Tracking water usage just got easier for Toronto residents. The city has launched MyWaterToronto, an online tool that enables customers to view their water use information from a computer or mobile device. “This new online is exciting because it allows residents to view their water use information anytime, anywhere as…

February 29, 2016 @ 9:01am

A new report released today seeks to aid provincial and federal governments in determining the best areas in which to advance studies related to hydraulic fracturing and water in Canada. The report, entitled, Water and Hydraulic Fracturing: Where Knowledge can best support decisions in Canada, was issued by the Canadian…

October 06, 2015 @ 7:10am

Residents and watershed groups in Prince Edward Island are concerned that the city of Charlottetown’s water restrictions are insufficient for preserving the health of small streams. Sarah Wheatley, watershed co-ordinator of the Winter River-Tracadie Bay Watershed Association says they have been monitoring the situation for several years and have documented…

September 11, 2015 @ 11:47am

Oil and gas company Nexen has been ordered by the B.C. Environmental Appeal Board to cease taking water out of the Tsea watershed within the Horn River Basin. It’s the first time a long-term water licence for the purpose of hydraulic fracturing has been challenged and revoked in B.C. The…

September 09, 2015 @ 11:26am

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_12329" align="aligncenter" width="530" caption="From Corporate Knights' spring 2012 issue. Illustration by Clayton Junior."][/caption] Corporate Knights has released its third bi-annual Green Provincial Report Card, with Ontario and British Columbia leading the pack in the race to become Canada's greenest province or territory. The highest grade goes to Ontario, which…

June 08, 2012 @ 11:50am

In the food and beverage processing industry, water represents as much as eight per cent of a company’s total cost of production, and the costs to use water—and to comply with regulations affecting its use—continue to mount. In April 2010 Ontario food and beverage processors will have access to a…

March 18, 2010 @ 11:12am

The inaugural Imagine H2O Prize competition has opened for submissions. The competition offers prizes of $70,000 in cash and in-kind services, to be awarded to the business plans that promise the greatest breakthroughs in the efficient use and supply of water. The Imagine H2O Prize is designed to encourage entrepreneurs,…

September 08, 2009 @ 2:16pm

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has announced a Green Municipal Fund (GMF) grant for the Village of Pemberton, British Colombia. The Village has used the $80,000 grant to conduct a multifaceted study relating to water security and the sustainable management of the Village's potable water resources. The Village of…

June 04, 2009 @ 6:39am

Our friends over at Corporate Knights have released their first comprehensive environmental report card for all of Canada's provinces and territories. The Green Provincial Report Card considered environmental performance across ten equally weighted categories-including greenhouse gases, organic food, green energy, green jobs, water use, biodiversity and car dependency. British Columbia…

April 23, 2009 @ 7:32am

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