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York Region to Invest $2.4B in Water and Wastewater

April 21, 2017 - 11:39 am

The Regional Municipality of York has announced that it will invest a total of $2.4 billion in water and wastewater projects over the next decade. York Regional Council received updates on water and wastewater infrastructure investments, along with road and transit, that are needed to provide reliable...

Tags: capital plan, infrastructure, water capital plan, water systems

Metro Vancouver Launches Unflushables Campaign

April 21, 2017 - 10:30 am

Metro Vancouver is rolling out a new campaign, The Unflushables, in hopes of educating residents to stop dumping items down the drain that clog the municipal and regional sewer system. This is a national problem and the cost of dealing with this issue across Canada has been estimated at $250 million. The...

Tags: flushable, idontflush, pump, unflushable, wastewater

Report Finds Weak Business Case for Site C Hydroelectric

April 20, 2017 - 1:12 pm

The University of British Columbia’s Program on Water Governance has released a new report that suggests that continuing with the Site C hydroelectric project will cost ratepayers approximately $1.5 billion more than if alternative energy projects had been developed. The Program stated that the...

Tags: energy, energy-water, Hydroelectric, Peace River

Report: Canada's Cleantech Sector Needs Policy Encouragement

April 20, 2017 - 11:32 am

A new report from Analytica Advisors has said that Canada’s cleantech sector will struggle if federal policy fails to appropriately encourage the market. The report, 2017 Canadian Clean Technology Industry Report, says that Canada’s federal government wants to accelerate the transition to a low-carbon...

Tags: clean-tech, cleantech, economy, finance, investment, water clean-tech, water cleantech, water-tech, WaterTech

Kawartha Lakes Develops Climate Change Response Plan

April 19, 2017 - 11:20 am

Yesterday, the city of Kawartha Lakes Council formally launched the Kawartha Lakes Healthy Environment Plan. Since 2016, the City has been working with Partners for Climate Protection, an arm of the FCM that assists municipalities across Canada to design and implement climate change action plans...

Tags: climate change, climate resilience, sustainability, water resources

Montreal to Get $84.4M from Clean Water and Wastewater Fund

April 19, 2017 - 11:01 am

The governments of Canada and Quebec have announced that they will invest nearly $84.4 million in two water projects in the Montréal area. The Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport and Member of Parliament for Notre-Dame-de-Grâce–Westmount, and Martin Coiteux, Minister of Municipal Affairs...

Tags: drinking water, wastewater, wastewater treatment, water treatment

Northeast-Midwest Institute on Bi-National Great Lakes Efforts

April 18, 2017 - 1:24 pm

The Northeast-Midwest Institute (NEMWI), a U.S. not-for-profit focused on economic development in and around the Great Lakes, has commented on the International Joint Commission (IJC) Triennial Assessment of Progress on Great Lakes Water Quality and the 2016 Progress Report of the Parties. NEMWI has...

Tags: Areas of Concern, Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Lake Ontairo, Lake Superior, nitrogen, nutrient, phosphorus

$37M in Funding for Man. Water & Wastewater Projects

April 18, 2017 - 11:26 am

The governments of Canada and Manitoba have announced investment in provincial infrastructure as they continue to develop modern, reliable water and wastewater services. The governments perceive these investments as safeguarding public health and well-being, protecting provincial waterways, and preserving...

Tags: infrastructure, sewage

$3.2M in Capital Investments for St. John's Water Systems

April 18, 2017 - 10:44 am

Yesterday, St. John’s City Council voted on whether to approve the Capital Plan for 2016–2018 — council minutes were unavailable at the time of writing. The plan includes $28.7 million in capital projects for 2017, including $3.2 million dedicated to its water systems. The capital plan will...

Tags: drinking water, infrastructure, sewage, sewer, stormwater, wastewater

$10M in Prov. Funding to Calgary for Flood and Stormwater

April 13, 2017 - 9:34 am

Six provincial grants are part of $63 million earmarked in Budget 2017 to help Alberta communities and organizations adapt to severe weather events and a changing climate. The projects will protect downtown Calgary and neighbouring communities during flooding and stormwater events. Approximately $9.8...

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