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Phosphorus Offsetting Policy to Safeguard Lake Simcoe's Health

October 4, 2017 - 8:55 am

Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority has released their Phosphorus Offsetting Policy, which they will adopt as of September 22nd, 2017 to take effect as of January 1st, 2018. After publishing the Lake Simcoe Phosphorus Load Update, the LSRCA Board of Directors approved a new policy requiring...

Tags: nutrient, phosphorus, pollution

B.C.'s Ostara to Receive Award for Phosphorus Capture Tech

October 3, 2017 - 11:26 am

Ostara Nutrient Recovery Technologies, the Vancouver, B.C. water cleantech firm that specializes in nutrient management solutions will be awarded a Project Excellence Award from the Water Environment Federation (WEF). The world's largest nutrient recovery facility improves the water quality of the...

Tags: contamination, nutrient, reuse, treatment, wastewater, WEFTEC

Flooding at Mud Lake, N.L. Not Caused by Muskrat Falls Project

October 3, 2017 - 10:22 am

Newfoundland and Labrador has released the report from an independent assessment of the flooding event that occurred at the Mud Lake community on May 17th, 2017. Shortly after the event, Dr. Karl-Erich Lindenschmidt was engaged as an Independent Expert Technical Advisor (IETA) to determine the reasons...

Tags: Development, flood, ice jam, overland

Xylem Unveils New Smart Dewatering Pump at WEFTEC 2017

October 3, 2017 - 9:29 am

Xylem has unveiled a new series of smart dewatering pumps under its Godwin brand at the Water Environment Federation’s Annual Technical Exhibition and Conference (WEFTEC). The Godwin NC150S Dri-Prime pump is the first in the new Godwin S Series. It features Godwin Field Smart Technology (FST), the...

Tags: cleantech, IIoT, market, tech, trade

New Research Moves River Ice Modelling Forward

October 2, 2017 - 11:06 am

A recent study conducted by researchers at the Global Institute for Water Security has analyzed river ice models to develop a better understanding of modelling mechanics and, consequently, how to manage river ice. The study, Improved Understanding of River Ice Processes Using Global Sensitivity Analysis...

Tags: flood, hydrology, ice, Northern Waters

Suez Announces Acquisition of GE Water, Launches New Technologies

October 2, 2017 - 10:49 am

Today, SUEZ has announced that, together with Caisse de dépôt et placement du Québec (having a 30 per cent stake), it has completed the acquisition of former GE Water & Process Technologies (GE Water) for $4.7 billion CAD enterprise value in an all‐cash transaction, effective as of September...

Tags: blue economy, corporation, market, technology, value

WWII-Era Water Infrastructure to Be Upgraded in P.E.I.

October 2, 2017 - 10:01 am

The Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) will allow an upgrade to water infrastructure at Prince Edward Island’s aerospace and manufacturing business park. A growing client base and the demands of a global industry mean Slemon Park must update its decades-old infrastructure. The investments from...

Tags: business, Development, modernization, water systems

Landfill Upgrades to Prevent Water Contamination in New Brunswick

October 2, 2017 - 9:50 am

Canada and New Brunswick have announced a $4.5 million investment in landfill upgrades to prevent contaminated water from entering natural waterways. Karen Ludwig, Member of Parliament for New Brunswick Southwest; John Ames, New Brunswick Minister of Tourism, Heritage and Culture; and Joyce Wright...

Tags: contaminated water, contamination, landfill, leachate, wastewater, water management

Biofilter Upgrades Coming to Lunenburg, N.S. Wastewater Treatment

September 29, 2017 - 11:58 am

Lunenburg, Nova Scotia has announced details of its wastewater treatment plant upgrade that will be support by federal and provincial funding. Bernadette Jordan, Member of Parliament for South Shore—St. Margaret's; Derek Mombourquette, Nova Scotia Minister of Municipal Affairs; and Rachel Bailey...

Tags: biofilter, CWWF, infrastructure, water systems

Freshwater Science Helps Support Fraser River Sockeye Salmon

September 29, 2017 - 11:51 am

Fisheries and Oceans Canada (DFO) has released an update on its efforts to prevent the decline of Sockeye Salmon in the Fraser River, including federal investments in freshwater science. Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, announced today that DFO and partners...

Tags: aquaculture, habitat, science

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