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Public Review of Canada's Fisheries Act Begins

November 3, 2016 - 12:48 pm

As of October 31st, the Standing Committee on Fisheries and Oceans has commenced a review of changes to the Fisheries Act. The second meeting of the committee was on November 2nd. Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans, and the Canadian Coast Guard, was in attendance to describe the proposed...

Tags: Department of Fisheries and Oceans, Department of Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Fisheries Act, FOPO, LeBlanc, Sopuck, Standing Committee

Study: Monitor Sorption Rates of Pharmaceuticals in Sewers

November 3, 2016 - 10:06 am

A new study on the distribution and desorption of pharmaceutical compounds and caffeine indicates that their inclination to become settled in sediments, sorbed to suspended sediments or dissolved in water depends on their organic carbon content and whether the compounds were natively occurring or artificially...

Tags: concentrations, contaminants, dorner, overflow, pharma, pharmaceuticals, sewer, wastewater, water, water research

Water Top Priority for First Nations Infrastructure

November 3, 2016 - 8:23 am

Assembly of First Nations (AFN) National Chief Perry Bellegarde opened the National Housing and Infrastructure Forum in Winnipeg, MB, on November 1st by calling for a First Nations-led strategy and national action plan to put forward solutions to ensure safe and healthy housing and infrastructure...

Tags: 2016, Bellegarde, Bennett, budget, First Nations, infrastructure, investment, wastewater, water, Winnipeg

Water Technology Firm, TECTA-PDS, Returns to Ontario

November 2, 2016 - 8:01 am

TECTA-PDS, a drinking water technology company based in Kingston, Ontario, has returned to its roots by exiting the European market to once again become a Canadian firm. TECTA-PDS started as Pathogen Detection Systems Ltd. in 2003. During this stage, researchers at Queen’s University and industry...

Tags: drinking water, microbiological, technology, TECTA, TECTA-PDS, Veolia, water technology, wilton

Local Groups and WWF-Canada Monitor Fresh Water

November 2, 2016 - 7:23 am

At the November 1st session of the North American Lakes Management Society Symposium in Banff, Alberta, water scientists, environmental NGOs, and community organizations met to start a dialogue on how citizen science can play a role in protecting freshwater. Water data collected through citizen-science...

Tags: Banff, data, Living Lakes, NGO, Our Living Waters, watershed, WWF, WWF-Canada

Communities Collaborate on Lake Huron Conservation

November 1, 2016 - 8:19 am

On October 20th, officials from 14 municipalities along the Lake Huron shoreline, from Sarnia to Tobermory, gathered to discuss collaborative conservation practices. Facilitated by The Lake Huron Centre for Coastal Conservation, the forum offered presentations from Ted Briggs, Great Lakes advisor...

Tags: Briggs, conservation, Donnelly, Gilbert, Goderich, Kinloss, Public Forum, Sarnia, Tobermory, Twolan

Metro Vancouver Loves Water

November 1, 2016 - 7:10 am

We Love Water is an indoor water conservation campaign run by Metro Vancouver. The campaign's message is: using water wisely is the right thing to do all year round, and small actions really do add up. Turning off the tap while brushing teeth for two minutes, twice a day can save close to 700 litres...

Tags: B.C., Metro Vancouver, Moore, Mussatto, waterwise, we love water, welovewater, welovewater.ca, welovewatermv

Level 3 Low Water Since August in Quinte Watershed

October 31, 2016 - 8:49 am

In the area of Belleville, ON, the Quinte watershed has experienced low water conditions since June. In August, a Level 3 Low Water Condition was declared. As of late October, the alert is still in effect. In presentation to the council, Terry Murphy, general manager at Quinte Conservation, commented...

Tags: Hastings, Level 3, Quinte, Quinte Conservation, Terry Murphy, watershed

Charlottetown Creek Rehabilitation Gets Funding

October 28, 2016 - 9:55 am

The City of Charlottetown, in partnership with Environment and Climate Change Canada, has announced funding for the Ellen's Creek Watershed Group (ECWG) for their Living by the Creek project. The project will work with home and business owners in the city that live adjacent to streams and waterways...

Tags: brook trout, Charlottetown, ECCC, Ellen's Creek, Environment and Climate Change Canda, Living by the Creek, P.E.I., smelt, watershed

Study Maps Tap Water & Urban Water Systems

October 28, 2016 - 9:23 am

A study by scientists at the University of Utah used water isotopes to track the cycle of postprecipitation water through urban water systems. In order to map the connections, the researchers collected and analyzed water samples from 800 taps across the Salt Lake Valley of northern Utah in semiannual...

Tags: biogeochemical, echohydrology, isotopes, Salt Lake, tap water, urban water systems, Utah, Yusuf Jameel

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