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Mining Water and Wastewater Management to Grow at 5 per cent CAGR

February 17, 2017 - 12:08 pm

A analysis from Technavio suggests that the global mining water and wastewater management market will grow by 4.83 per cent compound annual growth rate (CAGR). The report stated that water and soil pollution are critical concerns in the mining industry and can be caused by toxic heavy metals, surfactants...

Tags: mine water, minewater, mining, mining effluent, mining tailings, mining wastewater, mining water

Largest Agricultural Drainage Project in Sask. History

February 17, 2017 - 8:32 am

Saskatchewan’s Water Security Agency (WSA) has issued the largest single agricultural drainage approval in the province’s history. Located in the Gooseberry Lake Watershed, the Dry Lake Project is a single approval permit issued to 73 landowners of more than 7,000 hectares (18,000 acres) for...

Tags: farm, farm water, farming, farmland, Saskatchewan, water resource management

B.C. Watertech Wins Innovation Award for Ammonia Removal

February 16, 2017 - 10:26 am

Axine Water Technologies has won a BCIC Ignite Award for ammonia removal technology. Administered by the BC Innovation Council, the award honours three research projects in the natural resources and applied sciences in British Columbia. The awards were presented on February 7th, 2017, garnering $300,000...

Tags: B.C., industrial effluent, industrial wastewater, industrial wastewater treatment

Nunavut Community Adds New Water Treatment Facility

February 15, 2017 - 9:14 am

Kugluktuk, Nunavut, opened three new community buildings, including its new water treatment facility and a six-bay garage for water and wastewater trucks. The Government of Canada contributed $1,812,957 through the Canada Strategic Infrastructure Fund for the new water treatment plant, as well as...

Commission Makes Recommendations on Great Lakes Microplastic

February 14, 2017 - 9:43 am

The International Joint Commission (IJC) has a released a report and recommendations to the governments of Canada and the United States regarding microplastics in the Great Lakes. Citing growing evidence that significant amounts of small pieces of plastic are entering the Great Lakes, the IJC has...

Tags: Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Lake Ontario, Lake Superior, micro-plastic

Whirling Disease, Bow River Declared Infected Area

February 13, 2017 - 11:09 am

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency (CFIA) announced on Friday that it has confirmed the presence of whirling disease (infection with Myxobolus cerebralis) in the Bow River watershed of Alberta, including Banff National Park, and the Bow River watershed has been declared an infected area for this disease. As...

Tags: fish, fisheries, fresh water, sport fishing

Ministers' Statement on Grassy Narrows Mercury Contamination

February 13, 2017 - 10:06 am

Following the release of a report from the David Suzuki Foundation on the federal government's work to deliver drinking water to First Nations in Ontario, the province's Premier Kathleen Wynne, along with Minister of the Environment and Climate Change Glen Murray, met with Grassy Narrows Chief Simon...

Tags: anishinaabe, First Nation, Indigenous, ON, Ont., Ontario, reconciliation

Drinking Water Solutions for Ont. First Nations Flawed

February 10, 2017 - 9:26 am

The David Suzuki Foundation has released a report assessing the progress of the federal government in ending long-term Drinking Water Advisories (DWAs) in nine First Nations in Ontario. The Foundation found that attaining clean and safe drinking water for First Nations remains flawed, and said “Changes...

Tags: Canadian government, First Nation, First Nation drinking water, First Nations drinking water, Reserve, treaty, treaty rights

B.C. Watershed Snowpack 79 per cent of Normal

February 9, 2017 - 12:34 pm

The latest survey of snowpack in British Columbia shows that there has been below-average accumulation in the province’s watersheds, reports the River Forecast Centre (RFC). Snowpack was 79 per cent of what is expected for February 1st, according to the latest Snow Survey and Water Supply Bulletin...

Tags: B.C., basins, British Columbia, flood, flooding, montane, nitrogen, nitrogen loading, nutrient loading, phosphorus, runoff, snowpack

Hydraulic Fracturing Expected Value: 68 Billion by 2024

February 9, 2017 - 10:02 am

A report from Global Market Insights, Inc., released today, on the hydraulic fracturing market, suggests the industry share is poised to exceed USD 68 billion by 2024. Plug and perforation hydraulic fracturing market size was valued at over USD 15 billion in 2015 and is expected to grow and accounted...

Tags: fluids, fracking, fracking fluid, gas, groundwater, hydraulic fracturing, oil, shale

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