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Vancouver Mining Firm Sets Water Reuse Strategy

July 6, 2017 - 11:56 am

Vancouver’s Goldcorp Inc. has released a report that details in part its water conservation strategy, Towards Zero Water, with the aim to reuse and recycle all water resources. In its 11th annual sustainability report, Goldcorp’s CEO, David Garofalo, writes that, “The most far-reaching announcement...

Tags: conservation, re-use, recycle, water use

Canada Infrastructure Bank Announces Chairperson

July 6, 2017 - 10:52 am

Today, the Government of Canada announced the new chairperson of the board for the Canadian Infrastructure Bank (CIB), former Royal Bank of Canada Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Janice Fukakusa. The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities announced...

Tags: Budget 2017, infrastructure, Phase 2

Beaconsfield, Que., Receives $8M for Water and Wastewater Systems

July 5, 2017 - 10:45 am

The Governments of Canada and Quebec are investing more than $8 million in three projects to improve water and wastewater systems in Beaconsfield. Francis Scarpaleggia, Member of Parliament for Lac-Saint-Louis, and Geoffrey Kelley, Member of the National Assembly for Jacques-Cartier and Minister Responsible...

Tags: infrastructure, renewal

Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation Receive $17.5M for Water Infrastructure

July 5, 2017 - 10:17 am

Yesterday, Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, along with Richard Feehan, Alberta Minister of Indigenous Relations joined Chief Tony Alexis of Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation to announce the construction of a new regional water line and water infrastructure to ensure a safe and...

Tags: CWWF, First Nation, Indigenous, UN

$12.2M for Lethbridge, Alta., Water Projects, Wetlands

July 5, 2017 - 10:04 am

Lethbridge, Alberta, will receive $12.2 million in federal investment for several water infrastructure projects, including wetlands mitigation. Yesterday, Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities; Maria Fitzpatrick, MLA for Lethbridge-East; Chris Spearman, Mayor of Lethbridge; and...

Tags: asset management, infrastructure, investment, LID, renewal, stormwater, water systems

York Region Passes Wastewater Efficiency Targets

July 4, 2017 - 4:10 pm

After its June 29th meeting, York Regional Council of Ontario has announced a number of energy consumption successes, including reductions to its wastewater inflow and infiltration volumes that make for a total of 29 per cent of its 2031 reduction target. The region was able to reduce inflow and infiltration...

Tags: asset management, optimization, planning, system

Fraser Riverkeeper Launches Real-Time Sewage Reporting Campaign

July 4, 2017 - 11:27 am

Fraser Riverkeeper has launched a campaign demanding real-time reporting and public transparency on raw sewage discharges into Vancouver’s waterways. The launch of the Swimmable Vancouver campaign coincides with the release of Swim Drink Fish Canada’s Canada Beach Report, the first-ever comparative...

Tags: data, outflow, overflow, Reporting, transparency

Vancouver Firm Takes Metering Technology to South Africa

July 4, 2017 - 11:06 am

Vancouver’s QMC has signed a service contract to provide meter reading, data collection, and reporting services to Apex Innovation for its submetering business in South Africa. “QMC is pleased to be forming a partnership with Apex to provide a state-of-the art solution bringing IoT to the submetering...

Tags: cleantech, export, innovation, IoT

Nanaimo Increases System Efficiency Through New Facility

July 4, 2017 - 10:07 am

In May, the City of Nanaimo's Engineering and Public Works Department completed the annual water main flushing program. This year,  Nanaimo’s new water treatment facility allowed the program to come in under budget, making for both financial and water use efficiency. Water main flushing is performed...

Tags: asset, investment, maintenance, management, sediment, treatment, water systems

Ont. Bill Would Mandate Public Reporting of Diverted Sewage

June 30, 2017 - 10:15 am

On May 31st, Ontario Member of Provincial Parliament for Dufferin—Caledon, Sylvia Jones, brought forward Bill 141, Sewage Bypass Reporting Act, 2017. The bill would see the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) publicly report data on any sewage diverted into water courses. “The intent...

Tags: data, monitoring, municipal, outflow, overflow, real-time, stormwater, water systems

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