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B.C., Feds to Fund 144 New Water and Wastewater Projects

March 17, 2017 - 12:40 pm

The federal and British Columbia governments have announced funding for 144 new water and wastewater infrastructure projects across the province. Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Peter Fassbender, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, announced a combined...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Manitoba Red Tape Reduction Bill to Affect Drinking Water, Groundwater

March 17, 2017 - 8:23 am

Manitoba has given a first reading to its Red Tape Reduction and Government Efficiency Act, 2017, or Bill 24. The changes would impact The Drinking Water Safety Act and The Groundwater and Water Well Act, among others. The proposed legislation is intended to “reduce outdated, contradictory, complicated...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Great Lakes Commission on Binational Infrastructure Priorities

March 3, 2017 - 7:38 am

On March 2nd, the binational Great Lakes Commission (GLC) called for U.S. and Canadian leadership to rebuild and modernize aging water infrastructure in the Great Lakes region. Detailed recommendations to both governments argue for investments in infrastructure that continue to provide safe drinking...

Categories: International, News

Canada Lacks Research on Drinking Water and Indigenous Health

February 21, 2017 - 9:32 am

New research from the School of Public Health at the University of Saskatchewan shows that research on drinking water and health outcomes in Indigenous communities in Canada is limited and has occurred on an opportunistic basis. Drs. Lori  Bradford, Lalita  Bharadwaj, Udoka Okpalauwaekwe, and Cheryl...

Categories: National, News

York Region Has Released its 2016 Source Water Report

January 31, 2017 - 9:18 am

The Regional Municipality of York has released its 2016 Source Water Implementation Annual Report, which summarizes the work York Region is doing to identify and manage potential impacts to drinking water and pinpoint vulnerable areas where proposed development requires careful planning to ensure the...

Categories: News, Ontario

Climate Change-Water Vulnerabilities Identified for Three St. John River Communities

January 19, 2017 - 10:03 am

Power outages, groundwater contamination, and telecommunications disruptions are the top three climate-change hazards identified by New Brunswick municipalities in a Community Climate Change Vulnerability Assessment (CCCVA) released today by WWF-Canada. For the first time, communities in the St. John...

Categories: Atlantic Canada, News

Development of Competency Framework for Water and Wastewater Operators in B.C.

January 18, 2017 - 7:12 am

The Environmental Operators Certification Program (EOCP) is looking for a consultant to develop a competency framework for water and wastewater Operators. Background Competencies are the abilities, skills and applied knowledge that are needed for effective performance of a job. The EOCP follows...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Feds Announce Limits for Lead in Drinking Water

January 12, 2017 - 9:50 am

The Government of Canada’s Federal-Provincial-Territorial Committee on Drinking Water has released a report for public consultation on lead in drinking water for the purposes of updating the drinking water guideline. The report has recommended that the maximum acceptable concentration (MAC) be changed...

Categories: National, News

Alberta Passes Motion on Water Security

January 3, 2017 - 9:07 am

On December 12, just as the last session of 2016 wrapped up, the legislative assembly of Alberta passed a motion to increase the government's involvement in managing the province's headwater region. Banff-Cochrane NDP MLA Cameron Westhead put forward the motion (no. 511) which read, "Be it resolved...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Top 7 Developments in Canadian Water for 2016

December 30, 2016 - 11:31 am

Whether you view 2016 as a good or bad year, it was a momentous year in water management. Now that 2017 is upon us, Water Canada reflects on the top seven water developments that caught our attention. How did these events affect you? Tweet us with the hashtag #WaterCanada2016. Phase 2 Infrastructure...

Categories: Features

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