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Canadian Water Manager Made President of Intl. Ozone Association

August 24, 2017 - 10:52 am

The International Board of Directors of the International Ozone Association (IOA) elected Dr. Saad Y. Jasim as the President-Elect for the International Ozone Association, starting January 1, 2018, to December 31, 2019. On January 1, 2020, Dr. Jasim will begin his term as President of the International...

Drought Levels 3 & 4 in B.C. Watersheds, Despite Spring Floods

August 24, 2017 - 10:29 am

The Government of British Columbia has announced a Level 4 drought rating for the Coldwater River watershed and a Level 3 drought rating for the Salmon River watershed. The province is urging all water users, including residents, industry, farmers, and municipalities, to reduce water consumption as...

Tags: climate change, drought, extreme weather, flood, hydrology

Feds Invest in Hydrologic Model to Improve Agri-Water Management

August 23, 2017 - 2:04 pm

Canada has announced funding for the agriculture and agri-food sector to improve water management decisions. The goal of this investment is for the Government of Canada to work with private sector partners in developing new risk management tools that help farmers. Announced by Member of Parliament...

November 29–30, 2017: Open Source Water Data Hub Dialogue

August 23, 2017 - 12:39 pm

Where: Invermere, BC Organization: Living Lakes Canada Website: wildsight.ca/programs/livinglakescanada/

Canmore, Alta., Hits 67.6% of Debt Limit to Fund Water Infrastructure

August 23, 2017 - 11:33 am

Canmore, Alberta, has given second and third reading to debenture borrowing to fund three water infrastructure projects and an upgrade to its community recreation centre. The three water infrastructure projects are the Cougar Creek Flood Retention Structures, Lift Station 2 construction upgrades...

Tags: debt, finance, growth, water system

Development Bank Continues to Accelerate Canadian (Water) Tech Growth

August 23, 2017 - 10:52 am

The Business Development Bank of Canada (BDC) is supporting more Canadian entrepreneurs than ever before, with 49,000 business owners receiving its services, up 17 per cent from the year before, according to BDC's 2016–17 annual report. "Helping entrepreneurs thrive is our greatest ambition. BDC...

Tags: cleantech, finance, Fund, investment

Man. Launches Consultations to Improve Water Management

August 22, 2017 - 4:53 pm

The Manitoba government has launched public consultations on three new environmental initiatives, which will improve water management and modernize watershed planning. “Our government believes there are tremendous ecological opportunities to improve the future of our province through effective watershed...

Tags: agri, climate change, conservation, nutrient, water management, watershed

Ice Pigging Pipes Wins in Sewer Maintenance

August 22, 2017 - 9:55 am

Cambridge, Ontario, has won an award for its innovative sewer maintenance practice of ice pigging. Bill Mauro, Minister of Municipal Affairs, and Lynn Dollin, president of the Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO), presented a Peter J. Marshall Innovation Award to the City of Cambridge for...

Tags: asset management, conservation, Low Impact, maintenance, sewer

Hamilton, Ont., Begins $340M Upgrade to Wastewater Plant

August 21, 2017 - 3:01 pm

Over the next five years, Hamilton’s Woodward Wastewater Treatment Plant will receive $340 million in upgrades. The first project under this multi-year, multi-phase initiative officially kicked off this morning with a tour at the construction site for the new Raw Sewage Pumping Station. Hamilton...

Tags: infrastructure, sewage, wastewater

Quebec Designates Ottawa River a Heritage River

August 21, 2017 - 1:06 pm

Today, the Quebec portion of the Ottawa River has been designated a Canadian Heritage River, joining the Ontario portion in this designation. The Ottawa River's designation as a Heritage River recognizes the river's outstanding cultural heritage value, including its significance to Indigenous Peoples...

Tags: CHRS, conservation

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