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Ballast Water Part of Montreal Company's Sustainability Efforts

September 25, 2017 - 3:15 pm

Montreal’s CSL Group (CSL)—an owner and operator of self-unloading cargo ships—has released its fourth annual Corporate Sustainability Report,detailing the company's ongoing efforts to improve its performance on a wide range of sustainability-related goals, including ballast water management. The...

Tags: conservation, contamination, globalization, invasive species

Windsor Sustained $124M in Insured Damage from August Flood

September 25, 2017 - 2:58 pm

Insurance Bureau of Canada has reported that a significant flooding event in Windsor resulted in more than $124 million in insured damage, according to Catastrophe Indices and Quantification Inc. (CatIQ). From August 28–29, a slow-moving area of low pressure produced significant rainfall...

Tags: climate change, green infrastructure, LID, overland, prevention, resilience

Souris, P.E.I. Upgrades Water Infrastructure for the First Time since '61

September 25, 2017 - 9:21 am

The last time Souris upgraded its water and sewer lines, Swiss Family Robinson was playing in theatres, Bobby Lewis’s “Tossin’ and Turnin’” was the number one song, and the population of Prince Edward Island was 104,629 (up to 146,283 as of 2014.) It was 1961, and the growing seaside town...

Tags: asset management, infrastructure, mains, pipes

Prov. & Fed. Governments Convene Infrastructure Consultation

September 22, 2017 - 12:40 pm

On September 21st, Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, convened the second federal, provincial, and territorial meeting of ministers responsible for infrastructure. Minister Sohi and Minister Bob Chiarelli, Ontario's Minister of Infrastructure, co-hosted the meeting. “The...

Tags: CWWF, infrastructure, investment, Phase 2

Saint-Isidore, Que. Invests in Drinking Water, Wastewater Systems

September 22, 2017 - 12:29 pm

Due to funding from the federal and provincial levels of governments, the Municipality of Saint-Isidore, Quebec now has new drinking water and wastewater treatment systems. ‟The Government of Quebec works in a spirit of collaboration with municipalities to help them renew their public infrastructure,”...

Tags: asset management, infrastructure, investment, public health

Vancouver Completes Rehabilitation of Tidal Wetland

September 22, 2017 - 12:23 pm

A new tidal wetland in New Brighton Park in east Vancouver has been created to improve access to nature for park visitors, and provide habitat for fish, birds, and other wildlife. The Vancouver Park Board and Port of Vancouver, in consultation with Musqueam, Squamish and Tsleil-Waututh Nations, have...

Tags: biodiversity, conesrvation, ecosystem

Trojan Tech Will Treat Antarctic Ballast Water

September 21, 2017 - 12:08 pm

London, Ontario’s Trojan Technologies has had their Marinex technology selected by the Dutch company Damen Green Solutions to outfit an Australian research vessel. Damen Green has designed a ballast water management system (BWMS) for the Government of Australia’s next-generation Antarctic Supply...

Tags: conservation, ecosystem, global, invasive species, treatment

Ottawa Council Receives Drinking Water Quality Report

September 21, 2017 - 9:37 am

Ottawa continues to produce and deliver some of the highest quality and safest drinking water in the world, according to a report received by the Environment and Climate Protection Committee. For the fifth year in a row, the Ottawa’s drinking water systems were rated as 100 per cent in conformance...

Tags: asset management, governance, infrastructure, planning, report, treatment

NWT Releases Guidelines for Effluent Mixing Zones

September 21, 2017 - 9:10 am

The Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley and the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) announced the release of the Guidelines for Effluent Mixing Zones on September 20th. “Working closely with partners on initiatives that support environmentally sustainable decision-making is...

Tags: conversation, nutrient, policy, pollution, regulation

Trillium Foundation Grant for Agricultural Conesrvation Projects

September 20, 2017 - 10:47 am

Agricultural producers in Ontario will soon have more opportunities to establish ALUS conservation projects on their farms, thanks to a $695,900 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). Ontario Nature's executive director Caroline Schultz and ALUS Canada's CEO Bryan Gilvesy announced...

Tags: management, nutrient, watershed, wetland

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