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Glen Murray, the New Executive Director of the Pembina Institute

July 31, 2017 - 10:50 am

Following a flurry of announcements regarding former Environment Minister, Glen Murray's resignation and Premier Wynne's subsequent cabinet shuffle, the Pembina Institute announced today that Murray will take the helm as executive director of the Pembina Institute. Chris Ballard was named the new...

Categories: National, News

Western Water Resources in a Changing Climate

July 27, 2017 - 12:24 pm

The Changing Cold Regions Network (CCRN) recently released two documents on the changing environment in Canada’s west, focused on the impacts to water resources. Future Climate Conditions over Western Canada focuses on the work of Dr. Yanping Li and colleagues at the University of Saskatchewan’s...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Goodale Announces Wastewater Funding, Calls for Climate Change Infra

July 17, 2017 - 3:04 pm

The federal government has announced $6.5 million for wastewater and stormwater management in Pilot Butte, Saskatchewan. Announced by Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Don McMorris, MLA for Indian Head-Milestone, and Peggy Chorney, Mayor of the Town of Pilot Butte...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Toronto Appoints New Chief Resilience Officer

June 16, 2017 - 3:30 pm

The City of Toronto has appointed Elliott Cappell as chief resilience officer (CRO), a new position created to lead city-wide resilience-building efforts to help Toronto prepare for catastrophic events and urban stresses that are increasingly part of 21st century life. As CRO, Cappell reports to City...

Categories: News, Ontario

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...

Categories: News, Ontario

Municipal Water and Wastewater Key Energy Consumers

May 31, 2017 - 11:03 am

There is an enormous opportunity in the Province of Ontario, to reduce energy consumption and GHG emissions through the municipal water sector. That is the overarching message of a new report from the Ontario Environment Commissioner, Dianne Saxe's office released this week. While several U.S. studies...

Categories: News, Ontario

A Climate Change Strategy for Canada’s Coastal Communities

May 26, 2017 - 11:27 am

We have come a long way in understanding how the impacts of climate change affect Canada’s coasts and what to do about them. In 2004, the Government of Canada released an assessment report summarizing the latest science on climate change impacts and adaptation. When it came to coastal areas, impacts...

Categories: Features

Canada Needs a National Strategy to Address Flood Risk

May 9, 2017 - 9:12 am

When Water Canada published a story on the top seven water stories for 2016, the authors highlighted the federal government’s commitment to new funds for water infrastructure, as well as research suggesting that Canadian governments and homeowners are not adequately prepared for the flooding caused...

Categories: Features

Urbanization Effect on Hydrology

May 3, 2017 - 9:56 am

Changing atmospheric temperatures are forcing changes in the water cycle—higher evaporation rates, more frequent and intense rainstorms, and less precipitation as snow. Together these changes mean precipitation patterns, and the corresponding flow responses in rivers, have become less predictable. In...

Categories: Features

Kawartha Lakes Develops Climate Change Response Plan

April 19, 2017 - 11:20 am

Yesterday, the city of Kawartha Lakes Council formally launched the Kawartha Lakes Healthy Environment Plan. Since 2016, the City has been working with Partners for Climate Protection, an arm of the FCM that assists municipalities across Canada to design and implement climate change action plans...

Categories: News, Ontario

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