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Newfoundland to Invest in Municipal Water & Wastewater Infrastructure

March 14, 2017 - 8:35 am

As part of Budget 2017, the Government of Newfoundland & Labrador introduced a new three-year municipal infrastructure program and a call for applications from interested communities that will assist drinking water and wastewater infrastructure. One hundred million dollars in provincial funding...

Tags: Budget 2017, Nfld., Phase 2

Wastewater from Urbanization & Energy Driving Valves Market

March 14, 2017 - 7:55 am

A market report from Transparency Market Research has indicated that continued global urbanization will drive demand for wastewater treatment applications, specifically in the valves market. The report noted that the global valves market features a highly fragmented and competitive landscape, with...

Tags: effluent, oil sands, tailing, water treatment

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

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