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New Brunswick to Survey Parlee Beach Wetlands, Protect Water Quality

June 21, 2017 - 11:39 am

A ground survey to delineate wetlands in the area surrounding Parlee Beach begins this week. The project is part of the government’s effort to improve water quality at the beach. The declaration of Parlee Beach as a unique feature of the environment means developments that could affect water quality...

Tags: conservation, data, habitat, riparian, science, water quality

High River, Alta., Flood Mitigation Receives Planning Award

June 21, 2017 - 11:26 am

The Town of High River received an Award of Merit on June 19 at the annual Building Resilience Conference in Calgary for the 2015 High River Downtown Area Redevelopment Plan (ARP), which instituted flood mitigation infrastructure throughout the downtown. Since the Alberta floods, High River has constructed...

Tags: flood mitigation, flooding, infrastructure, overland, planning

Quebec Passes Wetlands and Water Conservation Act

June 20, 2017 - 10:30 am

Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC) has praised the Quebec government’s new Act to conserve wetlands and water. The Act respecting the conservation of wetlands and bodies of water was passed unanimously by the Members of the National Assembly of Quebec on Friday, June 16. The Act reforms the legal framework...

Tags: Heurtel, legislation, no net loss, policy, riparian, water bodies

Québec, Vermont, New York Continue Work on Lake Champlain

June 20, 2017 - 9:59 am

Yesterday, the Province of Québec, the State of Vermont, and the State of New York announced that they will continue to work together to restore and protect the waters and natural resources of Lake Champlain. Meeting in Crown Point, N.Y., the Minister of Sustainable Development, Environment and the...

Tags: America, bi-national, Canada, shared waters, transboundary, United States

Experts Question First Nations Drinking Water Engagement Process

June 19, 2017 - 9:34 am

On May 29, 2017, the federal ministry of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada posted a notice online that engagement with First Nations for safe drinking water would be undertaken. The announcement came as a surprise to some leaders within the First Nations community and advocacy groups. Details...

Tags: advisory, boil water, BWA, drinking water, DWA, First Nations

June 21–25, 2017: National Aboriginal Day and the Indigenous Arts Festival

June 16, 2017 - 3:08 pm

Where: Toronto, Ont. Organization: Fort York and the Mississaugas of the New Credit First Nation Website:

Annual Report on Greater Victoria Drinking Water Quality Released

June 16, 2017 - 12:58 pm

The Capital Regional District (CRD), B.C., has released its 2016 Annual Report on Greater Victoria Drinking Water Quality this week, providing an overview of water quality testing conducted in 2016 across the Regional Water Supply System serving Greater Victoria. Results included in the report indicate...

Tags: bacteriological, drinking water, testing, water

Port Perry, Ont., New Pollution Control Plant Commissioned

June 16, 2017 - 12:37 pm

Yesterday, the Regional Municipality of Durham, Works Department celebrated the official opening of the new Nonquon Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP). The new facility will provide for future growth in Port Perry, while utilizing the existing lagoons to store peak flows until they can be treated by...

Tags: effluent, infrastructure, investment, renewal, wastewater treatment, water systems

Report: Increase Protection of North Saskatchewan River Headwaters

June 16, 2017 - 10:55 am

Yellowstone to Yukon Conservation Initiative (Y2Y) has announced  support of a Wildlife Conservation Society Canada report that provides clear scientific evidence for the protection of the Bighorn Backcountry, a key headwaters region on Alberta’s Eastern Slopes. Y2Y has concurred with the report...

Tags: Alberta, Alta., conservation, headwaters, Northwest Territories, NWT, protection, riparian, river

Nunavut Faces a Water Security Crisis

June 15, 2017 - 4:16 pm

According to a recent study by a team of Canadian researchers, Iqaluit is facing an imminent water security crisis, so too is the territory. “Even under very conservative estimates that assume the current rate of consumption, we have quantified extreme vulnerability to the municipal water supply...

Tags: data, enforcement, governance, management, research, science, water systems

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