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Oil Infrastructure in the Great Lakes Region

June 7, 2017 - 11:24 am

Three research papers were recently released that focus on oil transportation in the Great Lakes region. Commissioned by the Great Lakes Commission (GLC), the papers address key aspects of oil transportation in the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River region, including the current state of crude oil infrastructure...

Tags: energy, freight, Great Lakes, Lake Erie, Lake Huron, Lake Michigan, Lake Ontario, Lake Superior, pipelines, Saint Lawrence, St. Lawrence, transport

$4.5M to Corner Brook, Nfld., for Water Quality, Culverts

June 7, 2017 - 10:22 am

Yesterday, Newfoundland and Labrador announced more than $4.5 million for water systems in the City of Corner Brook. Eddie Joyce, Minister of Municipal Affairs and Environment, was joined today by Gerry Byrne, Minister of Advanced Education and Skills and MHA for Corner Brook, to announce over $4.5...

Tags: infrastructure, investment, stormwater, water systems

BI Pure Water Receives NRC Grant for Refractory Wastewater

June 6, 2017 - 10:45 am

BI Pure Water, Inc. has been approved for a National Research Council Canada's Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) grant to pilot its low-cost remediation solution for refractory organic contaminants. BI Pure Water’s in-house master chemist Ian Wylie has been personally working on...

Tags: oxidation, process, refractory, technology, treatment, wastewater

NWT Commits Funds to Ongoing Water Quality Research

June 6, 2017 - 9:52 am

North West Territories has announced funding for new monitoring and research projects, including an investigation of arsenic pollution in lakes near Yellowknife. A total of 13 new environmental monitoring and research projects have been awarded funding through the Northwest Territories Cumulative...

Tags: American Council on Science and Health, North West Territories, research, water quality, water science

Employees Help Reduce Water Use at Labatt Breweries

June 5, 2017 - 5:00 pm

On World Environment Day, Labatt Breweries of Canada has recognized their employees for their award-winning environmental efforts, including efforts to reduce water use. Labatt credits its progress on environmental performance to giving employees ownership of putting forth improvement ideas and...

Tags: beer, brewing, conservaion, reuse, water use

Edmonton Flood Mitigation Strategy Moves Forward

June 5, 2017 - 4:43 pm

The City of Edmonton has announced forward motion on its flood mitigation strategy, which will focus on flood risk, potential costs, and schedules outlined for residential areas and underpasses As the next step in the city’s examination of upgrades to drainage infrastructure, staff will outline...

Tags: flood, flooding, infrastructure, mitigation, overland, stormwater

Funding for 75 New Saskatchewan Water Projects

June 5, 2017 - 1:13 pm

On June 2nd, the governments of Canada and Saskatchewan announced funding for 75 new water and wastewater projects throughout the province. This investment represents combined federal, provincial, and local partner funding of more than $94 million for 74 Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) projects...

Tags: asset management, clean water, CWWF, Fund, water infrastructure, water systems

Alberta Energy Regulator Releases Water Use Report

June 5, 2017 - 11:55 am

The Alberta Energy Regulator (AER) has released a new report on how the province’s energy industry uses water in an effort to drive improved performance from the industry. The report provides data on water used in a number of production methods for oil and gas (from hydraulic fracturing and enhanced...

Tags: AB, Alta., bitumen, Directive 085, fracking, oil sands, reclamation, tailings, tar sands, TMF, water use, water-energy

Sector Comments on Ont. Water Systems Energy, Climate Report

June 2, 2017 - 12:22 pm

The report, Every Drop Counts, released this week by the Environmental Commissioner of Ontario, is exactly what’s needed to move the water and wastewater sectors forward, according to stakeholders. Indra Maharjan, program manager, Energy Conservation and Climate Change at Ontario Clean Water Agency...

Tags: 2008 NGWA Ground Water Expo, adaptation, andy, circular economy, climate change, closed-loop, indra, maharjan, manahan, Nexus, OCWA, RCCAO, water systems, water-energy, water-energy nexus

Pollution of Lake Erie Causes $4B in Economic Damage

June 2, 2017 - 10:45 am

A new and unique report from the International Institute for Sustainable Development (IISD) has found that pollution has damaged Lake Erie’s economic value by $4 billion. On the whole, pollution costs Canadians tens of billions of dollars. The costs are generated due to impacts on our health and...

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