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New Research Suggests Smaller Wetlands Capture More Nutrients

July 19, 2017 - 1:18 pm

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Waterloo, has found that smaller, distributed wetland areas are more effective at nutrient capture. Biogeochemical hotspots: Role of small water bodies in landscape nutrient processing, published in the journal Water Resources Research, “synthesized...

Tags: algal bloom, capture, loading, nitrogen, nutrient, phosphorus, wetlands

Cambridge, Ont., Undertakes $1M Stormwater Project

July 19, 2017 - 11:40 am

Cambridge, Ontario, receives federal dollars for its $1 million stormwater project. Bryan May, Member of Parliament for Cambridge, Kathryn McGarry, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry and Member of Provincial Parliament for Cambridge, and Doug Craig, Mayor of the City of Cambridge, today announced...

Tags: green infrastructure, LID, stormwater

Ottawa Riverkeeper Releases 400 Eels, Calls for Infrastructure Changes

July 18, 2017 - 11:14 am

On July 12th, Ottawa Riverkeeper (Sentinelle de la rivière des Outaouais) released 400 American eels on the shores of Petrie Island, Ottawa, and called for greater action on the part of hydroelectric operators to create accommodating infrastructure for the fresh water species. The eel release was...

Tags: Anguilla rostrata, conservation, habitat, Hydroelectric, range, Sargasso Sea

November 1–2: Saskatchewan Water & Wastewater Association 2017 Conference

July 17, 2017 - 3:13 pm

Where: TCU Place, Saskatoon, Sask. Organization: Saskatchewan Water and Wastewater Association Website: https://swwa.ca/events/2017-annual-swwa-conference/

Goodale Announces Wastewater Funding, Calls for Climate Change Infra

July 17, 2017 - 3:04 pm

The federal government has announced $6.5 million for wastewater and stormwater management in Pilot Butte, Saskatchewan. Announced by Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Don McMorris, MLA for Indian Head-Milestone, and Peggy Chorney, Mayor of the Town of Pilot Butte...

Tags: climate change, Minister of Public Safety, upland

SaskWater Releases 2016–17 Annual Report

July 17, 2017 - 12:45 pm

SaskWater has released its 2016–17 report, which highlights the Crown corporation’s growth to include the City of Melville, the fifth city in the province to be served by the utility. As part its agreement with Melville, SaskWater will build a new water treatment plant and regional water supply...

Tags: asset, capital, finance, financial, investment, management, projects, Reporting

N.L. Announces Appointee to Investigate Mud Lake Flooding

July 17, 2017 - 11:45 am

In May, flooding of the Churchill River at Mud Lake, Newfoundland & Labrador, caused the community to evacuate the area and extensive damage to property. The province has announced the appointment of a representative who will investigate the cause of the flooding, with many residents pointing to...

Tags: Churchill, flood, hydro, Nfld.

Study: Wetlands Important for Mitigation of Flooding Impacts

July 17, 2017 - 11:07 am

A study released this month by the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation at the University of Waterloo examined the financial impacts of wetlands on rural and urban flooding. “With the flooding events in recent history, it has become clear that that the human and financial costs of these events are...

Tags: conservation, flooding, Hurricane Hazel, overland, riverine

Man. Rural Municipality Completes $3M Water Pipelines Expansion

July 12, 2017 - 12:33 pm

Yesterday, Manitoba’s Rural Municipality of Dauphin unveiled the completion of Phase I of the Rural Water Pipelines Expansion, a $3,130,000 million investment in water infrastructure. Work in Phase 1 was made possible through funding under the Canada-Manitoba New Building Canada Fund–Small Communities...

Tags: CWWF, rural, water system

Calgary Biosolids Composting Facility to Begin Operation

July 12, 2017 - 11:14 am

Calgary’s Organics Composting Facility has achieved substantial completion and will divert dewatered biosolids from one of the city’s wastewater treatment facilities. Maple Reinders announced that on June 29th, the Chinook Resource Management Group, a special purpose company of which Maple Reinders...

Tags: biosolids, efficiency, reuse, stormwater

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