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June 21, 2017: AquaHacking Semi-Finals

June 12, 2017 - 4:09 pm

Where: Waterloo, Ont. Organization: The Water Institute, University of Waterloo Website: https://uwaterloo.ca/water-institute/events/aquahacking-2017-semi-final-pitch-competition

WWF-Canada Freshwater Reports: National Coordination Imperative

June 12, 2017 - 3:31 pm

Today, WWF-Canada has released the culmination of four years of research, a national assessment of Canada’s freshwater: Watershed Reports. The findings underscore the need for a national framework to manage water quality and freshwater resources. The first-ever nationwide assessment of Canada’s...

Tags: Canada, freshwater, grassroots, management, national, national framework, national strategy, policy

Nearly $30M in Funding for PEI Water Systems

June 12, 2017 - 11:32 am

The Governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island have announced nearly $30 million in funding for 26 water and wastewater projects throughout the province. Lawrence MacAulay, Minister of Agriculture and Agri-Food and Member of Parliament for Cardigan and Wade MacLauchlan, Premier of Prince Edward...

Tags: CWWF, infrastruture, wastewater, water

$42.7M for BC First Nations' Water and Wastewater

June 12, 2017 - 11:13 am

On Friday, the Government of Canada and announced an investment of $42.7 million in water and wastewater for BC First Nations. Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, was in Semiahmoo First Nation to announce $42.7 million in targeted funding through Budget 2016 to support...

Tags: B.C., British Columbia, DWA, First Nations, Indigenous, infrastructure

$20M from Feds to PEI for Stormwater Infrastructure

June 9, 2017 - 11:29 am

The governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island will invest in local water infrastructure to provide modern services for stormwater and drinking water. These investments aim to continue safeguarding the health and well-being of residents, protect provincial waterways, and preserve local ecosystems. Lawrence...

Tags: asset management, conservation, infrastructure, nutrient, sewer, stormwater

Nevin McKeown Appointed as President of the Ontario Clean Water Agency

June 9, 2017 - 10:48 am

The Ontario Clean Water Agency (OCWA) has a new President, with Nevin McKeown assuming the role on a permanent basis starting June 6, 2017. Mr. McKeown has been with OCWA since its inception in 1993. He brings a wealth of operational expertise and experience to his new role, having held a number of...

Tags: annoucement, association, job

Ont. Increasing Groundwater Withdrawal Fee for Water Bottlers

June 8, 2017 - 5:11 pm

The Province of Ontario has announced it will be charging water bottling companies an additional $500 for groundwater withdrawals. Beginning Aug. 1, 2017, water bottlers will pay $503.71 for every million litres of groundwater taken. The government has instituted the new fee in order to help recover...

Tags: fee, groundwater, plastic bottle, sustainability, water bottling

June 11, 2017: Waterstock

June 8, 2017 - 5:04 pm

Where: Erin, Ont. Organization: Wellington Water Watchers & Riverfest Elora Website: http://www.ourwaterstock.ca/

Governments Appoint Advisory Panel on Protection of Freshwater

June 8, 2017 - 11:09 am

The Federal and Provincial Governments of Canada have created a National Advisory Panel on Canada’s biodiversity conservation initiative, which will guide the protection of 17 per cent of the country’s land and freshwater. Canada is committed to conserve at least 17 per cent of our country's land...

Tags: biodiversity, conservation, Federal, freshwater, habitat, provincial, riparian

Vancouver Entrepreneur to Receive Mitacs Award for Slurry Treatment

June 8, 2017 - 10:13 am

A Vancouver entrepreneur has commercialized a new approach for treating dairy farm manure and sewage sludge and will be recognized with an award from Mitacs, a national, not-for-profit organization that partners companies, government and academia to promote Canadian research and training. The microwave...

Tags: agri water, agricultural runoff, cleantech, municipal, nutrient, scaling, sewage sludge, treatment, wastewater


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