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Ontario Invests in Partnerships to Quell Invasive Species

August 17, 2017 - 10:37 am

Kathryn McGarry, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry and Jeff Leal, MPP for Peterborough, were in Peterborough yesterday to announce a number of new investments in programs to combat invasive species on behalf of the Ontario government. New investments this year include: Support for the...

Tags: aquatic invasive, biodiversity, invasive species, phragmite, ruffe, watershed

FCM President's Statement on Infrastructure Investment

August 17, 2017 - 10:05 am

Jenny Gerbasi, president of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) and Deputy Mayor of Winnipeg, issued the following statement after addressing delegates at the 2017 Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO) Conference on infrastructure priorities, water systems, and climate change: I...

Tags: climate, investment, resilience

Waterloo, Ont., Wins Award for Asset Management Planning

August 16, 2017 - 11:41 am

The City of Waterloo has been recognized by the Association of Municipalities of Ontario for investing money received from the federal Gas Tax Fund into its asset management system. The City of Waterloo received the Award for investing more than $700,000 from the federal Gas Tax Fund into an asset...

Infrastructure Investments for Two First Nations Communities

August 16, 2017 - 10:24 am

Yesterday, the Government of Canada announced improvements to water infrastructure for two First Nations communities in Ontario, with the goal of lifting long-term drinking water advisories. Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, announced that the Mississaugas of Scugog Island...

Tags: DWA, funding, Indigenous

Agreement Reached on Out-of-Basin Diversion of Great Lakes Water

August 4, 2017 - 11:48 am

The Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Council (Compact Council) and the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative (Cities Initiative) have made a final decision on the grant of permission to Waukesha, Wisconsin, for a diversion of water from the Great Lakes. On Wednesday, the...

Tags: best practice, diversion, Lake Michigan, management, resource

Pure Technologies Shows Q2 Growth in Canada and Water Market

August 4, 2017 - 9:35 am

Yesterday, the water transmission main and water force main provider, Pure Technologies Ltd., announced its financial performance for the quarter ended June 30, 2017. The company’s total revenue was up 16 per cent to $33.7 million in Q2 and up 16 per cent to $62.9 million for the year to date. It’s...

Tags: asset, infrastructure, maintenance, management, operations, pipe, transmission

Risk of Phragmites in the Great Lakes Basin

August 3, 2017 - 2:55 pm

In April, the Great Lakes Ecological Forecasting project based at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Centre, published Bogged Down in Phragmites: Assessing Risk in the Great Lakes Basin. The team’s findings on the spread of the invasive plant species Phragmites australis in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence...

Tags: Great Lakes, Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Lake Ontario, Lake Superior, Saint Lawrence

Toronto Region Conservation Authority Announces New CEO

August 2, 2017 - 11:18 am

Today, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) announced their selection of John MacKenzie as the new chief executive officer. After a year-long North American search, City of Toronto Councillor Maria Augimeri, chair of TRCA, announced MacKenzie as the successor to current CEO, Brian Denney...

Tags: conservation, NGO, watershed

Reframing Water Security for a Human Wellbeing Approach

August 2, 2017 - 10:54 am

A recent article published in the journal Water Security, Advancing human capabilities for water security: A relational approach, argues that water security needs to move away from a material approach to one that “centers on wellbeing, human development, and justice.” The authors, led by Wendy...

Tags: best practice, First Nations, hydrosocial, Indigenous, philosophy, practice, systems, water security, wellbeing

Clearford Water Systems Shows Market Growth in UV Treatment

August 1, 2017 - 11:25 am

Ottawa-based Clearford Water Systems Inc. has released unaudited consolidated financial statements, which shows revenue slightly below $1 million for the last quarter, while the UV Pure segmented sales have shown market growth. Revenue for the second quarter 2017 was $972,731 compared with $1,041,011...

Tags: cleantech, facility, finance, investment, utility

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