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$5.5M from Environmental Damages Fund for Projects

May 18, 2017 - 10:33 am

The Government of Canada has announced $5.5 million in funding for environmental projects will be available under the Environmental Damages Fund. Past funding has been used to preserve, restore, and research Canadian watercourses. Through the Environmental Damages Fund, the Government of Canada is...

Tags: conservation, defence, defense, habitat, protection, riparian, watercourse, waterway

UPDATED: Toronto's Dedicated Stormwater Fee Delayed

May 17, 2017 - 3:18 pm

Toronto has delayed its decision to implement a dedicated stormwater fee, due to cost concerns and the ultimate transparency for rate payers, among others. When Toronto's Executive Committee—a group that makes recommendations on Council's strategic policy and priorities and financial planning, among...

Tags: storm water, stormwater, tax, usage fee

Ont.'s Largest Subsurface Wastewater Disposal System Not Feasible

May 17, 2017 - 11:34 am

In a report to the Town of Erin, Ontario, Gary Scott of Ainley Group, Consulting Engineers and Planners, has found that an subsurface wastewater disposal system for the communities of Erin and Hillsburgh would not be expedient. Were the project brought to fruition, it would be the largest subsurface...

Tags: discharge, effluent, LSSDS, MOECC, treatment, wastewater

Sask. Creates Agricultural Water Management Advisory Boards

May 17, 2017 - 9:23 am

Saskatchewan has moved forward on its agricultural water management strategy. On May 16th, Minister Responsible for the Water Security Agency, Scott Moe, announced the creation of two Agricultural Water Management Advisory Boards as Bill 44, The Water Security Agency Amendment Act, passed third reading...

Tags: agri, agri water, management, Sask, SK, water management, watershed

New Method Selectively Removes Micropollutants from Water

May 16, 2017 - 12:58 pm

Researchers at MIT have developed a method to selectively remove micropollutants from water. Published in the journal Energy and Environmental Science, the research details how an electrochemical process can select and remove organic contaminants, such as pesticides, chemical waste, and pharmaceuticals. Ion-selective...

Tags: filtration, innovation, ion, membrane, science, treatment

Research Extends Historic Data on Lake Erie Agal Blooms

May 15, 2017 - 11:43 am

Using data from NASA's Landsat 5 instrument, scientists Jeff Ho and Anna Michalak, along with colleagues, have made new advances in understanding the drivers behind Lake Erie’s toxic algal blooms and their implications for lake restoration. With the data, the researchers generated new estimates...

Tags: algae, blue-green, Great Lakes, lacustrine, nutrient, phytoplankton

Alberta Bolsters Aquatic Invasive Species Inspections

May 15, 2017 - 9:16 am

Bolstering its fight against aquatic invasive species, the Alberta government has added two new inspection stations and 30 new boat inspectors. The two stations opened earlier this year at Canada Border Services Agency sites, part of precautionary efforts following the discovery of zebra mussel larvae...

Tags: AB, Alta., biodiversity, contaminant, ecology, molusk, mussel, non-native

Ryerson Students Win Award for Water, Sanitation in India

May 12, 2017 - 10:23 am

Ryerson University students have been named National Champions of the Environment by the Scotiabank EcoLiving Green Challenge, for the creation of Project Pura, which empowers waterpreneurs to manufacture and sell water filters in Gujarat, India. In addition to supporting the manufacturing and sale...

Insurance Bureau of Canada Statement on Que. Floods

May 12, 2017 - 9:50 am

The Insurance Bureau of Canada has released a statement on flooding and insurance coverage in the province of Quebec. The statement is in response to the flooding that has occurred in several Quebec regions in the past weeks. The Insurance Bureau's aim is to provide understanding for residents of flooded...

Tags: act of god, coverage, disaster, insurance, mitigation, overland flood, relief

Man. Grants Sustainability Awards for Water Work

May 11, 2017 - 11:28 am

Yesterday, Manitoba announced the recipients of its 2016 Manitoba Excellence in Sustainability Awards. Winners included water-based initiatives in research and public education. “It’s very encouraging to see so many individuals, organizations, and communities helping to make small changes that...

Tags: academic, habitat, public, water courses, water systems

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