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Beaconsfield Wins Water Conservation Award

October 16, 2017 - 10:50 am

The City of Beaconsfield was awarded a certificate of recognition for programs relating to conserving drinking water, as part of Réseau Environnement’s Municipalité Écon’eau awards program. The City of Beaconsfield belongs to the Municipalités Écon’eau group, a recognition and discussion...

Categories: News, Quebec

CCA Launches New Project on Antimicrobial Resistance

September 13, 2017 - 4:33 pm

The Council of Canadian Academies (CCA) announced today that it has been asked by the Minister of Science, on behalf of the Public Health Agency of Canada, with support from the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and the Canadian Institutes of Health Research, to examine the current state of knowledge on...

Categories: National, News

Canadian Water Treatment Market Worth $2.51 Billion

September 13, 2017 - 7:49 am

The Canadian Water Quality Association (CWQA) conducted a survey of its membership to better understand the breadth and scope of professionals working in fields related to the provision of treated water. Based on revenues reported in the survey, CWQA estimates its members alone represent $561 million...

Categories: National, News

Influence of Stagnation and Temperature on Drinking Water Quality

September 13, 2017 - 7:37 am

A group of Dutch researchers has completed a study on the plumbing between the water meter and consumer's taps to determine whether stagnation and temperature may affect water quality. “Our conclusion was that the microbial quality of drinking water changes during the overnight stagnation, and that...

Categories: International, News

Waterloo Researchers Develop Faster, Cheaper E. Coli Test

September 12, 2017 - 9:26 am

Last week, researchers at the University of Waterloo have invented a faster, more affordable way for communities to test their drinking water for E. coli, which stands to benefit remote and developing communities. Unlike current tests that cost about $70 and can take up to three days for lab results...

Categories: News, Ontario

Nfld. and Labrador Announces Funding for Wastewater, Water Systems

September 5, 2017 - 11:41 am

Dwight Ball, Premier of Newfoundland and Labrador, has announced $38.8 million for projects that will support improvements in municipal wastewater and water systems. The money is being allocated under the Small Communities Fund and provincial Municipal Capital Works program. Premier Ball made the...

Categories: Atlantic Canada, News

Optimizing Asset Management Through Environmental Management Standards

August 10, 2017 - 3:02 pm

There are an increasing number of municipalities in Ontario adopting environmental management standards (EMS) for their wastewater and stormwater systems in the form of ISO 14001, a standard of the International Organization for Standardization. Based on a review of current municipal activity in Ontario...

Categories: Features

Four Myths about Water Fluoridation and Why They’re Wrong

July 25, 2017 - 8:39 am

Evidence gathered over 60 years about adding fluoride to drinking water has failed to convince some people this major public health initiative is not only safe but helps to prevent tooth decay. Myths about fluoridated water persist. These include fluoride isn’t natural, adding it to our water supplies...

Categories: Features

Experts Question First Nations Drinking Water Engagement Process

June 19, 2017 - 9:34 am

On May 29, 2017, the federal ministry of Indigenous and Northern Affairs Canada posted a notice online that engagement with First Nations for safe drinking water would be undertaken. The announcement came as a surprise to some leaders within the First Nations community and advocacy groups. Details...

Categories: Indigenous, National, News

Annual Report on Greater Victoria Drinking Water Quality Released

June 16, 2017 - 12:58 pm

The Capital Regional District (CRD), B.C., has released its 2016 Annual Report on Greater Victoria Drinking Water Quality this week, providing an overview of water quality testing conducted in 2016 across the Regional Water Supply System serving Greater Victoria. Results included in the report indicate...

Categories: News, Western Canada

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