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Dr. Steve Wiseman Joins Board of Canadian Rivers Institute

March 3, 2017 - 9:45 am

Dr. Steve Wiseman, a Canada Research Chair in Aquatic and Mechanistic Toxicology with the University of Lethbridge, has joined the Canadian Rivers Institute Science Directors Board. The CRI Science Directors Board was pleased to accept the nomination of Dr. Steve Wiseman to the CRI science leadership...

Grand River Conservation Authority Confirms Budget

March 3, 2017 - 9:21 am

The Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) will spend about $31 million this year on programs that protect water quality, reduce flood damages, protect natural areas, support responsible development and provide outdoor recreation and environmental education. The budget was approved by the GRCA...

Great Lakes Commission on Binational Infrastructure Priorities

March 3, 2017 - 7:38 am

On March 2nd, the binational Great Lakes Commission (GLC) called for U.S. and Canadian leadership to rebuild and modernize aging water infrastructure in the Great Lakes region. Detailed recommendations to both governments argue for investments in infrastructure that continue to provide safe drinking...

Tags: drinking water, facility, green infrastructure, infra, LID, stormwater, treatment, treatment plant, wastewater

Big Data and IoT Expected to Generate $20B Globally in Water

March 2, 2017 - 8:51 am

According to Bluefield Research, big data and the IoT will attract over $20 billion globally between 2016 and 2025 in the water sector, providing solutions in metering, data management, and analytics. The organization reported that, “Cutting-edge, smart water solutions are gaining traction with...

Tags: asset management, service provider, stakeholders, utilities, utility, water infrastructure

Inuvik, NWT, Completes a New Drinking Water Treatment Plant

March 2, 2017 - 8:28 am

The Town of Inuvik, North West Territories, has announced the completion of a new drinking water treatment plant. The water treatment plant received about $2,018,925 through the Provincial-Territorial Base Fund for this project and up to $2,062,143 through the federal Gas Tax Fund. The remaining $19...

Tags: drinking water infrastructure, infra, infrastructure, water infrastructure

UPDATED: WHO Calls for R&D of New Antibiotics to Combat Resistant Bacteria

March 1, 2017 - 11:46 am

The World Health Organization (WHO) has published its first ever list of antibiotic-resistant priority pathogens, cataloguing 12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health. The list was created to guide and promote research and development (R&D) of new antibiotics, as part...

Tags: agricultural runoff, agriculture, secondary treatment, tertiary treatment, WWTF

Climate Change to Strain Vancouver Water Resources & Infrastructure

March 1, 2017 - 9:16 am

A report from Metro Vancouver, with contributions from Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium and Pinna Sustainability, warns that climate induced temperature changes in the Metro area are expected to rise 3 degrees Celsius by the 2050s, which will have a substantial impact on water resources, infrastructure...

Tags: B.C., British Columbia, rainfall, sewage, sewer, storm water, wastewater, wastewater treatment

Kelowna to Save $95M with Integrated Water Supply Plan

February 28, 2017 - 10:00 am

The City of Kelowna has released its 2017 Kelowna Integrated Water Supply Plan (KIWSP), which re-assessed its 2012 Plan and follow the original guiding principles for an integrated water supply plan to serve all of the city’s residents. One of the primary goals of the new plan would narrow the sources...

Tags: British Columbia, integrated plan, water supply

Toronto to Install 5 Waterfront Nodes for Water Sport Access

February 28, 2017 - 8:58 am

On February 2nd, Toronto’s Parks and Environment Committee received a report that was developed in response to a question from the committee as to how Toronto could become a “more paddle friendly city”. According to the report, an investment of approximately $500,000 will relieve pressure on current...

Tags: angling, Fish Habitat, fishing, kayak, recreational fish, recreational fish habitat

In Memory: Suthan S. Suthersan

February 24, 2017 - 1:38 pm

Arcadis North America chief technical officer and executive vice-president Suthan S. Suthersan, PhD, PE, passed away unexpectedly Feb. 20 in Yardley, Pa., at the age of 60. A pioneer in the field of environmental remediation, Suthersan was an inspirational leader and trusted friend to many at Arcadis...

Tags: death, memorium, passage, passing

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