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Calgary Biosolids Composting Facility to Begin Operation

July 12, 2017 - 11:14 am

Calgary’s Organics Composting Facility has achieved substantial completion and will divert dewatered biosolids from one of the city’s wastewater treatment facilities. Maple Reinders announced that on June 29th, the Chinook Resource Management Group, a special purpose company of which Maple Reinders...

Tags: biosolids, efficiency, reuse, stormwater

Tay Township, Ont., Completes Wastewater Plant Upgrades

July 12, 2017 - 10:34 am

On June 28th, Tay Township, Ontario, held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to acknowledge the completion of upgrades to the Victoria Harbour Wastewater Treatment Plant. Construction began in May, 2016, and wrapped up this month, marking the first significant upgrade to the Victoria Harbour Wastewater Treatment...

Tags: asset management, capacity, planning, upgrades

U.S. House Bill Requests Full Funding for Great Lakes Restoration Initiative

July 11, 2017 - 5:06 pm

Today, U.S. congressional representatives on the House Interior Appropriations Subcommittee have requested the full $300 million in funding for the Great Lake Restoration Initiative (GLRI). Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur (OH-09) and Congressman David Joyce (OH-14), both members of the House Interior Appropriations...

Tags: Congress, Great Lakes

Great Lakes Region Organizations Form Bi-National Partnership

July 11, 2017 - 11:26 am

The Northeast-Midwest Institute (NEMWI) and the Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR) have announced a collaboration agreement between the two organizations. Signed by NEMWI and CGLR on July 7th, the agreement launches an ambitious effort to strengthen the bilateral relationship between the United...

Tags: managment, policy, resources, science

Lake Ontario Water Levels Continue to Impact Toronto Island

July 11, 2017 - 10:46 am

Yesterday, the City of Toronto released an updated report on the flooding of Toronto Island, which indicates that water levels around the island are still about 30 centimetres above the pre-flood conditions of early April and not expected to significantly subside until later in the summer. "The high...

Tags: flood, infrastructure, Lake Ontario, recreation

Selkirk, Manitoba, Invests in Reducing Combined Sewers

July 11, 2017 - 10:14 am

Its asset management plan has helped Selkirk, Manitoba, invest in eliminating its combined sewers to reduce basement backups and prevent potential overflows of combined sewer effluent being dumped into the Red River. An investment of close to $1 million will improve three city streets, drainage, and...

Tags: effluent, outflow, overflow, pollution, Red River

NASA Maps Saskatchewan's Wetlands, North Sask. River

July 10, 2017 - 12:04 pm

Saskatchewan’s wetlands and North Saskatchewan River have been chosen as a testing ground for new NASA technologies designed to map water in northern environments and around the world. On July 7th, NASA began flying an experimental radar called AirSWOT to map water levels over Saskatchewan sites...

Tags: data, measurement, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, U.S., United States

Prov. Seeks Partner for Ontario Place Waterfront Reinvention

July 10, 2017 - 10:55 am

On Friday, the province of Ontario announced that is seeking a partner for Ontario Place's west island as it moves ahead on transforming the site into a vibrant, year-round waterfront destination that is innovative, fun, and engaging for residents and visitors of all ages. Ontario is searching for...

Tags: access, public, recreation, waterfront

July 8–24, 2017: Water Stories: The global water crisis in pictures

July 10, 2017 - 10:45 am

Where: Vancouver, B.C. Organization: Earthwatch, WaterAid, and WWF Website:

Ont. Engineers: Municipalities Plead for Stormwater Infrastructure

July 6, 2017 - 12:21 pm

The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE), the Residential & Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO), and the Ontario Sewer & Watermain Construction Association (OSWCA) have released a joint report entitled Weathering the Storms: Municipalities Plead for Stormwater Infrastructure...

Tags: bioretention, LID, severe weather

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