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$10M in Prov. Funding to Calgary for Flood and Stormwater

April 13, 2017 - 9:34 am

Six provincial grants are part of $63 million earmarked in Budget 2017 to help Alberta communities and organizations adapt to severe weather events and a changing climate. The projects will protect downtown Calgary and neighbouring communities during flooding and stormwater events. Approximately $9.8...

South Fork Water Treatment Plant Receives Engineering Award

April 13, 2017 - 9:06 am

On Saturday, April 8th, the City of Nanaimo and Associated Engineering were recognized for the City's South Fork Water Treatment Plant, receiving an Award of Merit in the Civil and Municipal Infrastructure category. The award was for the South Fork Water Treatment Plant and recognized the city’s...

Tags: design, energy nexus, green, sustainable, water treatment, water-energy nexus

Edmonton Council Transfers Drainage Utility to EPCOR

April 12, 2017 - 3:59 pm

This morning Edmonton City Council voted to move its drainage utility from city administration to EPCOR Utilities Inc. The transfer date is set for September 1, 2017. “We will be putting a transition team into place in the next few days,” said city manager Linda Cochrane. “We will work closely...

Water Experts Comment on Budget 2017

April 12, 2017 - 1:14 pm

Budget 2017 was released almost a month ago and received a wide range of commentary analyzing its strengths and weaknesses. To highlight the impact of Budget 2017 on the water industry, Water Canada tapped experts from Assembly of First Nations, BC Water and Waste Association, and WaterTAP to comment...

Tags: blue economy, budget, Canada, cleantech, water, water industry, Water Sector

Man. Budget Adds $20M to Water Infrastructure Spending

April 12, 2017 - 12:35 pm

Manitoba released its 2017 budget, yesterday, which includes $60 million for water infrastructure and $15 million for maintenance and preservation of water related assets. The budget also outlined the province’s intention to develop a tailored climate and environmental framework based on principles...

Tags: flood, flood way, floodway, infrastructure, Lake Winnipeg, Lake Winnipeg Basin, MB, overland flooding, Red River

Report Challenges EPCOR's Efficiencies in Drainage Utility Transfer

April 12, 2017 - 11:03 am

As Edmonton City Council prepares to vote on the transfer of the city's drainage utility to EPCOR, a report from the Edmonton and District Labour Council (EDLC) has challenged the benefits of the proposed transfer, claiming the public utility could achieve much of EPCOR's proposed efficiencies. Described...

Tags: costs, drainage, infrastructure, operating, operational, storwamter, utility

RBC Study Investigates Divided Public Perception of Water

April 11, 2017 - 2:48 pm

Following on the release of the 10th RBC Canadian Water Attitudes Study, the RBC Blue Water Project and GlobeScan held a webinar, bringing further discussion and insight to the valuable findings of the data. In the discussion were Andrew Craig, director of Corporate Environmental Affairs at RBC; Rober...

Tags: cost, drinking water, future, infrastructure, innovation, value, water systems

RFP Shortlist for CRD Residuals Treatment Facility Released

April 11, 2017 - 10:19 am

B.C.’s Capital Regional District continues to move forward on its wastewater treatment project. It has announced that three teams have been shortlisted for the Residuals Treatment Facility. The three teams will participate in the next stage of the competitive selection process to design, build...

Tags: mcloughlin, McLoughlin Point, McLoughlin Point wastewater treatment plant, wastewater treatment

Nova Scotia Completes LaPlanche Aboiteau Replacement

April 11, 2017 - 9:50 am

The Government of Nova Scotia announced on April 10 that work to replace the LaPlanche Aboiteau in Amherst was completed. The aboiteau runs along the Chignecto Isthmus and protects about $40 million in provincial and municipal infrastructure, including roads and railways. “Now with the project...

Tags: ag, agri, agriculture, dyke, earthen, farmland, marshland, NS, sluice, tench

Ontario Invests in Rural Water Infrastructure

April 10, 2017 - 11:27 am

Ontario has announced that it will invest $60 million through the Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund (OCIF) to support roads, bridges, and water infrastructure in rural communities throughout the province. Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs Jeff Leal, made the announcement today in...

Tags: OCIF, Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund, Picton, Prince Edward County, wastewater treatment plant, WWTP

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