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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

Statement from Great Lakes Mayors on 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

Will the Great Lakes be Swallowed by Asian Carp?

March 7, 2017 - 9:22 am

The fate and ecosystem integrity of the Great Lakes Basin is more dubious than ever now that decision makers in the U.S. are weakening measures to address Asian carp. The problem of Asian carp infiltrating the Great Lakes has escalated recently with the delay of Chicago-area defense measures and budget...

Tags: bighead carp, black carp, Grass carp, invasive species, silver carp

Muskoka Watershed Group Receives Trillium Funding

March 6, 2017 - 10:59 am

On February 13th, Norm Miller, MPP Parry Sound — Muskoka, met with members of the Friends of the Muskoka Watershed (FMW) to congratulate them on receiving a $74,400 Seed grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). FMW were awarded the grant to correct what it terms aquatic osteoporosis in...

Tags: logging, nutrients, soil science, water cycle, water flea, water fleas

B.C. Funds Alternative Drinking Water Sources in Hullcar Valley

March 6, 2017 - 9:26 am

The Government of British Columbia has announced that it will provide $950,000 for alternative drinking water sources, treatment for domestic well users, and sustainable, environmentally appropriate farming the Hullcar Valley. The Province will work with the Township of Spallumcheen, Splatsin, Steele...

Tags: ag runoff, agri, agricultural runoff, agriculture runoff, nitrogen, phosphorus, runoff

Dr. Steve Wiseman Joins Board of Canadian Rivers Institute

March 3, 2017 - 9:45 am

Dr. Steve Wiseman, a Canada Research Chair in Aquatic and Mechanistic Toxicology with the University of Lethbridge, has joined the Canadian Rivers Institute Science Directors Board. The CRI Science Directors Board was pleased to accept the nomination of Dr. Steve Wiseman to the CRI science leadership...

Grand River Conservation Authority Confirms Budget

March 3, 2017 - 9:21 am

The Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) will spend about $31 million this year on programs that protect water quality, reduce flood damages, protect natural areas, support responsible development and provide outdoor recreation and environmental education. The budget was approved by the GRCA...

Great Lakes Commission on Binational Infrastructure Priorities

March 3, 2017 - 7:38 am

On March 2nd, the binational Great Lakes Commission (GLC) called for U.S. and Canadian leadership to rebuild and modernize aging water infrastructure in the Great Lakes region. Detailed recommendations to both governments argue for investments in infrastructure that continue to provide safe drinking...

Tags: drinking water, facility, green infrastructure, infra, LID, stormwater, treatment, treatment plant, wastewater

Big Data and IoT Expected to Generate $20B Globally in Water

March 2, 2017 - 8:51 am

According to Bluefield Research, big data and the IoT will attract over $20 billion globally between 2016 and 2025 in the water sector, providing solutions in metering, data management, and analytics. The organization reported that, “Cutting-edge, smart water solutions are gaining traction with...

Tags: asset management, service provider, stakeholders, utilities, utility, water infrastructure

Inuvik, NWT, Completes a New Drinking Water Treatment Plant

March 2, 2017 - 8:28 am

The Town of Inuvik, North West Territories, has announced the completion of a new drinking water treatment plant. The water treatment plant received about $2,018,925 through the Provincial-Territorial Base Fund for this project and up to $2,062,143 through the federal Gas Tax Fund. The remaining $19...

Tags: drinking water infrastructure, infra, infrastructure, water infrastructure

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