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Manitoba Announces Flood Compensation

April 25, 2017 - 9:48 am

The Emergency Management and Public Safety Division of Manitoba Infrastructure has announced Disaster Financial Assistance (DFA) will be available for eligible municipalities, homeowners, farms, and small businesses impacted by 2017 spring flooding. Officials are still assessing the overall impact...

Tags: Man., MB, overland flood, overland flooding, spring flood

New Brunswick Community Receives $2.1M for Water Infrastructure

April 25, 2017 - 9:34 am

St. Margarets, Northumberland County, New Brunswick, will receive approximately $2.15 million for water infrastructure upgrades. The project, announced on the 24th, is being funded through the Gas Tax Fund and involves upgrades to the water system, including two kilometres of new PVC water mains...

Tags: drinking water, infrastructure, potable water, water systems, WWTP

Guangdong Works to Improve Water Quality, Signs Agreement with Alta.

April 25, 2017 - 9:17 am

Alberta and the province of Guangdong in southern China have signed a landmark agreement to strengthen ties and facilitate trade between the two jurisdictions as Guangdong works to become one of China’s top performers in improving water quality. Premier Rachel Notley signed the agreement on behalf...

Tags: China, Corix Water Systems, drinking water, flood, flooding, Middle Kingdom, water systems

Ontario Brewery Implements Closed-Loop Water System

April 24, 2017 - 1:10 pm

For Earth Day on April 22nd, Ontario’s Cowbell Brewing released a description of their forthcoming closed-loop system for water usage. The system will supply fresh Ontario well water to the Cowbell brewing facility. The brewery will treat all effluent wastewater and release it back into the groundwater...

Tags: beer, breweries, closed-loop, craft beer, craft brewery, resource management, sustainability, water resource management, water usage

Investment in Ontario Flood & Leak Sensor Tech Company

April 24, 2017 - 10:26 am

Alert Labs Inc., designer of the Flowie water sensor and Floodie companion sensor, which help to protect homes from flood damage and to provide minute-by-minute water use information, has announced an investment by Intact Ventures, the strategic venture arm of Intact Financial Corporation, Canada’s...

Tags: flooding, insurance, IoT, sensor, water

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

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