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UPDATED: WHO Calls for R&D of New Antibiotics to Combat Resistant Bacteria

March 1, 2017 - 11:46 am

The World Health Organization (WHO) has published its first ever list of antibiotic-resistant priority pathogens, cataloguing 12 families of bacteria that pose the greatest threat to human health. The list was created to guide and promote research and development (R&D) of new antibiotics, as part...

Tags: agricultural runoff, agriculture, secondary treatment, tertiary treatment, WWTF

Climate Change to Strain Vancouver Water Resources & Infrastructure

March 1, 2017 - 9:16 am

A report from Metro Vancouver, with contributions from Pacific Climate Impacts Consortium and Pinna Sustainability, warns that climate induced temperature changes in the Metro area are expected to rise 3 degrees Celsius by the 2050s, which will have a substantial impact on water resources, infrastructure...

Tags: B.C., British Columbia, rainfall, sewage, sewer, storm water, wastewater, wastewater treatment

Kelowna to Save $95M with Integrated Water Supply Plan

February 28, 2017 - 10:00 am

The City of Kelowna has released its 2017 Kelowna Integrated Water Supply Plan (KIWSP), which re-assessed its 2012 Plan and follow the original guiding principles for an integrated water supply plan to serve all of the city’s residents. One of the primary goals of the new plan would narrow the sources...

Tags: British Columbia, integrated plan, water supply

Toronto to Install 5 Waterfront Nodes for Water Sport Access

February 28, 2017 - 8:58 am

On February 2nd, Toronto’s Parks and Environment Committee received a report that was developed in response to a question from the committee as to how Toronto could become a “more paddle friendly city”. According to the report, an investment of approximately $500,000 will relieve pressure on current...

Tags: angling, Fish Habitat, fishing, kayak, recreational fish, recreational fish habitat

In Memory: Suthan S. Suthersan

February 24, 2017 - 1:38 pm

Arcadis North America chief technical officer and executive vice-president Suthan S. Suthersan, PhD, PE, passed away unexpectedly Feb. 20 in Yardley, Pa., at the age of 60. A pioneer in the field of environmental remediation, Suthersan was an inspirational leader and trusted friend to many at Arcadis...

Tags: death, memorium, passage, passing

Fourth Day Announces New Partnerships in Canada

February 24, 2017 - 11:38 am

Fourth Day has acquired both a new project and a new partner in Canada as it helps Getcleantech.com to raise its international profile. Getcleantech.com is disrupting the way people connect to and do business in the cleantech space. The platform, recently started by a group of technology professionals...

Tags: cleantech, global, U.K., United Kingdom

Youth Canoe

February 24, 2017 - 9:00 am

February 23, 2017 - 11:12 am

Where: Digital Organization: The Umbrella Website: www.eventbrite.ca/new-solutions-for-sustainable-stormwater-management-in-canada

NSERC Funds Research to Improve Wastewater at Two Ont. First Nations

February 23, 2017 - 10:25 am

Dr. Chris Metcalfe, a professor at the Trent School for the Environment and director of the Institute for Watershed Science, has been awarded $478,800 over three years from the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council’s (NSERC) Strategic Partnership Grants for Projects program. The funding...

Tags: Boil Water Advisories, boil water advisory, CREATE H2O, drinking water advisories, drinking water advisory, Indigenous, McGill, NSERC, ON, water advisory

Grit Gradation Data Sets for Western Canada and Ont.

February 23, 2017 - 9:07 am

Important reference data on the regional characteristics of wastewater grit across North America have been published for the first time. The grit gradation data sets can help engineers, owners, and operators design and optimize grit removal systems for wastewater treatment plants. The regional data...

Tags: anaerobic digestate, anaerobic sludge digestion, grit, particulate, sludge

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