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Saskatoon to Pursue Hydropower Project with Possible Paddling Feature

March 13, 2017 - 7:31 am

The City of Saskatoon is preparing to enter a formal agreement with the Saskatoon Tribal Council for a new hydropower generation project at the Saskatoon Weir. The total estimated cost of the project is $61.5 - 65.2 million, which is expected to be funded by the Saskatoon Tribal Council and private-sector...

Tags: Hydroelectric, kayak, paddle, South Saskatchewan River, weir

Prov, Feds Announce Funding for Lions Gate Secondary Facility

March 13, 2017 - 6:52 am

The governments of Canada and British Columbia have announced their funding for the Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant at the Metro Vancouver Lions Gate treatment site. On March 11th, Jonathan Wilkinson, Member of Parliament for North Vancouver, on behalf of Canada’s Minister of Infrastructure...

Tags: B.C., British Columbia, secondary treatment, Vancouver, wastewater treatment

Risk Reduction Summit Tackles Regional Climate Change Preparedness

March 10, 2017 - 10:57 am

The Fifth Regional Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction in the Americas (RP17) concluded this week, which focused on regional policies for preventing natural and human-induced hazards, such as those exacerbated by climate change like flood, drought, and wildfire. At RP17, delegates gathered to approve...

Tags: climate change, disaster, hydrologic cycle, national resilience, prevention, risk

Endress+Hauser Partners with Gerrie Electric for IoT

March 10, 2017 - 8:34 am

On March 1st, Endress+Hauser, a global leader in process measurement and instrumentation, concluded an agreement with Gerrie Electric that makes the independent electrical distributor its latest Authorized Channel Partner. The move, which leverages the strategic relationship between Rockwell Automation...

Tags: Internet of Things, WaterTech

Global Water Forum on Climate and Water Policy

March 10, 2017 - 6:00 am

As World Water Day on March 22nd approaches, water leaders around the world are planning next steps in global water and climate policy and action. After the significant momentum established at the 22nd Conference of the Parties (COP22) to the UN Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) in November...

Tags: climate change, climate change policy, national water policy, UN, UNFCCC, water policy

New Water Supply Project to Save Campbell River $16.5M

March 9, 2017 - 8:45 am

The City of Campbell River, B.C., has announced that its new water supply project will reduce the cost of future water system upgrades by an estimated $16.5 million over the next 10 years. "With the construction of Campbell River's new water intake and water quality centre at John Hart Lake, we eliminate...

Tags: B.C., British Columbia, infrastrcuture, planning, water resources

The Worst Droughts Travel, According to a New Study

March 9, 2017 - 8:12 am

Steinbeck was right. A new study has found that some droughts can travel hundreds of kilometres from their point of origin and that once a drought reaches a threshold of intensity, conditions will worsen before improving. The study, published March 4th in the journal Geophysical Research Letters...

Tags: drought, drought resiliency, drought response, drought tolerant

Low Levels of Toxic Metals in Athabasca River

March 8, 2017 - 9:21 am

An accumulation of research led by William Shotyk, professor and Bocock Chair for Agriculture and the Environment at University of Alberta, has found that concentrations of toxic metals in the Athabasca River show limited signs of anthropogenic deposition. In a sequence of three research reports released...

Tags: AB, Alberta, Alta., contamination, heavy metal, oil sands, tar sands

WaterTAP Delivers Improved Business Directory and Funding Database

March 8, 2017 - 8:06 am

Ontario’s Water Technology  Acceleration Project (WaterTAP) has updated their website with a new design and layout, but also valuable tools to help visitors discover partners, funding sources, and other business growth opportunities. The new site boasts cleaner navigation, revamped content, a more...

Tags: accelerator, cleantech, ON, Ont., project funding, WaterTech

Great Lakes Mayors Troubled by U.S. Budget Cuts

March 7, 2017 - 3:14 pm

The Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative (Cities Initiative), a coalition of mayors from over 125 cities across the basin representing over 17 million people, expressed deep concern over draft White House budget cuts that would reduce funding for the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative by 97...

Tags: Canada, Environmental Protection Agency, EPA, federal government, Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Lake Ontario, Lake Superior, United States

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