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Todd Westcott

Great Lakes Mayors Call for Leadership from Canada

June 15, 2017 - 11:49 am

At their annual meeting and conference, hosted by outgoing chair Mayor Denis Coderre, in Montreal, member mayors of the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative called for Canadian leadership in protecting the lakes. “This has been a very busy year. The Trump administration backed out of cutting...

Tags: bi-national, Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Lake Ontario, Lake Superior, policy

Alta. Cleantech Reduces Water Use for In Situ Extraction

June 14, 2017 - 1:52 pm

Acceleware Ltd. announced that it has won the 2017 Global Petroleum Show Award for Emerging Clean Technology. Acceleware’s radio frequency heating technology can be used for without water to process in situ oil and gas reservoirs. “Acceleware would like to thank the Global Petroleum Show and the...

Tags: cleantech, extraction, hydraulic fracturing, oil sands, process, steam, water use

Report: More Enforcement Needed to Lower Residential Flood Risk

June 14, 2017 - 1:14 pm

The Institute for Catastrophic Loss Reduction reports that better coordination and enforcement of municipal efforts to curb private lot flood risk is needed. The report, released in May, found that to better manage inflow and infiltration (I&I) of private residences, municipalities should empower...

Tags: bylaw, flood, insurance, law, muni, overland flood, prevention

BLOOM Announces Funding for Water Cleantech Pilot Project

June 14, 2017 - 11:13 am

BLOOM has announced grant funding to support the completion of seven clean technology demonstration projects. The water cleantech pilot is focused on an innovative solids management technology. The demonstrations are unique collaborative projects involving both a cleantech solution provider as well...

Tags: agri water, agricultural runoff, anaerobic, cleantech, filtration, management, primary, soilds, water

FCM Announces Advisors for Municipal Climate Resilience

June 13, 2017 - 11:53 am

The Government of Canada and the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) announced today a new initiative connecting municipalities with local environmental experts to assist in climate change adaptation. The Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP) regional climate advisors offer...

Tags: greenhouse gases, municipal, Nexus, resilience, water-energy

Survey Suggests Canadian Perception of Water's Importance Conflicted

June 13, 2017 - 11:32 am

FluksAqua, a collaborative, online platform for water utility professionals has released the results of a survey on the public perceptions of water across Canada. The survey found that 93.6 per cent of all respondents think that tax dollars should be spent on necessities other than water. Healthcare...

Tags: CWWF, infrastructure, investment, perception, public, water systems

H2O Innovation Sales Backlog Hits $58.9M with Two New U.S. Projects

June 13, 2017 - 10:14 am

H2O Innovation Inc. has announced that it was awarded two new wastewater projects in the United States. These new contracts bring their project sales backlog to $58.9 M. The Corporation's first contract consists of a wastewater treatment system using the Bio-Wheel™ proprietary technology, an integrated...

Tags: cleantech, membrane, treatment, wastewater

Windsor, Ont., Receives $9M for Water & Wastewater Infrastructure

June 13, 2017 - 9:44 am

Both Ontario and the federal government are investing in the City of Windsor’s water infrastructure. Kate Young, Member of Parliament for London West, joined Windsor Mayor Drew Dilkens to announce that 13 new projects in Windsor have been approved under the Government of Canada's Clean Water...

Tags: asset management, Asset Renewal, Clean Water Wastewater Fund, CWWF, ON, Ont., water systems

Laurier-led Northern Water Futures to Study NWT Sustainability

June 12, 2017 - 5:34 pm

Researchers from Wilfrid Laurier University will be leading a large, multi-disciplinary, multi-institutional team studying the sustainability of water in the Northwest Territories through the Northern Water Futures project funded through the Global Water Futures program. “Northwestern Canada...

Tags: Global Water Futures, Laurier, northern research, NWT, science, water futures, water research

June 21, 2017: AquaHacking Semi-Finals

June 12, 2017 - 4:09 pm

Where: Waterloo, Ont. Organization: The Water Institute, University of Waterloo Website:

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