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Axine Receives $1M to Pursue Innovative Wastewater Tech

March 20, 2017 - 7:01 am

Axine Water Technologies has received $1 million from the Government of Canada’s Western Innovation Initiative (WINN) to deploy its disruptive, electrochemical oxidation technology for treating toxic wastewater at customer sites in the chemical manufacturing, pharmaceuticals, microelectronics, and...

Tags: Axine Water Technologies, pharmaceutical

White Rock Receives Federal Funding for Arsenic Treatment

March 20, 2017 - 6:45 am

White Rock, B.C., has received nearly $12 million in funding from the governments of Canada and British Columbia to help deliver a $14.2 million arsenic and manganese treatment processes to address water quality in the city. The funding is part of the recently announced $373 million being delivered in...

Tags: Clean Water and Wastewater Fund, CWWF, water quality, water treatment

B.C., Feds to Fund 144 New Water and Wastewater Projects

March 17, 2017 - 12:40 pm

The federal and British Columbia governments have announced funding for 144 new water and wastewater infrastructure projects across the province. Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Peter Fassbender, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, announced a combined...

Tags: British Columbia, combined, combined sewer overflow, drinking water, stormwater, wastewater

Alberta 2017 Budget Includes $100M for Water on Reserves

March 17, 2017 - 10:07 am

The Alberta Government has released its Budget 2017, which includes $100 million in new funding to support access to water systems throughout the province, providing access to clean water for Indigenous peoples. Alberta’s provisions for water access to Indigenous people and people living on reserve...

Tags: AB, Alta., First Nations, Indigenous, Inuit, Metis

Manitoba Red Tape Reduction Bill to Affect Drinking Water, Groundwater

March 17, 2017 - 8:23 am

Manitoba has given a first reading to its Red Tape Reduction and Government Efficiency Act, 2017, or Bill 24. The changes would impact The Drinking Water Safety Act and The Groundwater and Water Well Act, among others. The proposed legislation is intended to “reduce outdated, contradictory, complicated...

Tags: ag runoff, agricultural runoff, drinking water, ground water, groundwater, Manitoba, MB, runoff

$459M Wastewater Treatment Facility to Begin Construction

March 17, 2017 - 7:03 am

Construction is imminent on Vancouver Island’s expanded wastewater infrastructure in the Capital Regional District (CRD). The governments of Canada and British Columbia are investing a total of approximately $459 million in the planned wastewater infrastructure. Construction gets underway in April...

Tags: Esquimalt, galiano, Juan de Fuca, McLoughlin Point, McLoughlin Point wastewater treatment plant, Saanich, salt spring, WWTP

Regina, EPCOR to Negotiate Hauled Wastewater Station Transfer

March 16, 2017 - 10:48 am

Regina’s city council will consider expanding its wastewater project agreement with EPCOR Water Prairies Inc. to include the operation, maintenance, and infrastructure renewal of their Hauled Wastewater Station. EPCOR already maintains the city’s wastewater treatment plant. The proposal, first...

Tags: build, d.b.o., DBO, design, operate, P3, Sask, Saskatchewan, SK

New Funding for Municipal Climate Change Adaptation, Flooding

March 16, 2017 - 7:56 am

The Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) has made available new funding for municipalities to undertake plans and studies to reduce greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) and adapt to climate change and extreme weather conditions, including for flood resilience and wastewater services. Municipalities...

Tags: carbon, greenhouse gas, methane, overland flood, overland flooding, overland floods

OMERS & Kuwaiti Consortium Purchase Stake in Thames Water

March 15, 2017 - 8:13 am

Borealis Infrastructure, the infrastructure investment manager for OMERS, which is the pension plan for Ontario’s municipal employees, has formed a consortium with a Kuwaiti investment firm to purchase a stake in Britain’s Thames Water. The Canadian and Kuwaiti consortium purchased their stakes...

Tags: climate change, finance, financial risk, public-private, risk, utilities

Charlottetown Upgrades Wastewater Facility to Resource Recovery Model

March 15, 2017 - 6:49 am

The City of Charlottetown plans to transition its current wastewater treatment facility, or pollution control plant, to a resource recovery facility that would have long-term financial, environmental, and social benefits for the Greater Charlottetown Area. Project components that are currently being...

Tags: blue economy, clean-tech, cleantech, conservation, green economy, Prince Edward Island, wastewater reuse

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