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Referendum for Cast Iron Water Mains in Moose Jaw

September 28, 2016 - 10:21 am

The city estimates the cost of the replacement at $1857 per metre of lot frontage meaning homeowners would pay approximately $557

Tags: cast iron, infrastructure, LIP, Local Investment Program, Moose Jaw, referendum, Replacement, Upgrade, water mains

Calgary Changes Water & Sewer Taxation Rates

September 28, 2016 - 8:25 am

President and CEO of the Institute for Public Sector Accountability, Marcel Latouche, said of the lowering rates, “I believe they are taking an excessive amount

Under Western Skies on Water

September 27, 2016 - 1:05 pm

Titled Water—Events, Trends, Analysis, the conference is expected to attract 600–800 attendees for notable presentations

Tags: climate change, conference, Environmental, Mount Royal University, Strategy, sustainability, Under Western Skies, water

MPP Set to Block Door-to-Door Water Treatment Sales

September 27, 2016 - 11:47 am

Previously Bill 193, Bill 14 was reintroduced without change despite recommendations from a wide variety of concerned organizations. Passing the bill as is “will devastate the water treatment industry

Oldman Watershed Focus of Local Conservation

September 27, 2016 - 7:35 am

Shannon Frank, executive director of the OWC, said of the WLP: “We’ve supported 39 projects to the tune of $130,000, and that was 12 km of riparian fence, 12 off-stream watering systems, 10 invasive weed pulls, four stream bank engineering projects, and four field days."

Tags: Alberta, Lethbridge, Lundbreck, Old Man River, Oldman Watershed Council, watershed

$4.9 Million for Water and Sewer in Quebec

September 26, 2016 - 1:50 pm

The government has worked with First Nations communities and their stakeholders since 2013 under the Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act to develop “enforceable federal regulations that will better ensure access to safe, clean, and reliable drinking water, the effective treatment of wastewater, and the protection of sources of drinking water on First Nation lands.”

Tags: Anishinabeg, Canada, Carolyn Bennet, First Nations, Kitigan Zibi, Reserve, sewage, water

BC Hydroelectric Focus of United Nations Concern

September 26, 2016 - 7:35 am

Meanwhile, Site C and BC Hydro continue to work with Firs Nations communities. In July, BC Hydro and the McLeod Lake Indian Band reached agreements on anticipated economic developments from the project. The agreements include an Impact Benefits Agreement, a Contracting Agreement, as well as a Tripartite Lands Agreement, which involves the B.C. provincial government.

Tags: Alberta, B.C., BC Hyrdo, British Columbia, Dam, Hydroelectric, Peace River, Site C, UN, united nations, Wikisew, Wood Buffalo, Wood Buffalo National Park

Laurier Takes a Lead in Canadian Rivers Institute

September 26, 2016 - 6:54 am

The CRI is a leader in applied aquatic science that not only works on issues affecting rivers and estuaries around the world, it works to train the coming generation of aquatic scientists. At Laurier, MacLatchy has three CRI-affiliated graduate scientists working with her.

Tags: Biomonitoring, Canada, Canadian Rivers Institute, climate change, CRI, ecotoxicologist, endocronologist, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, NSERC, research, river, rivers, wastewater, water, watershed, Wilfrid Laurier University

Reinsurance Against Flood

September 23, 2016 - 11:32 am

The agreement will allow the NFIP to share flood risk with private reinsurance companies to help defray the cost of claims from large and unexpected insured events, such as large hurricanes, ultimately strengthening the NFIP’s solvency and lessening the burden on taxpayers, according to background information from Munich Re.

Tags: Canadian Underwriter, Disasters, flood, insurance, resiliency

October 18–19: First Nations Water Symposium

September 23, 2016 - 10:00 am

Where: Marriott Gateway, Niagara Falls, ON. Organization: Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation Website: The Ontario First Nations Technical Services Corporation (OFNTSC) is pleased to announce that in partnership with Health Canada, the OFNTSC will...

Tags: drinking water, First Nations, Niagara Falls, source water, Symposium, Technical Services, water

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