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Items tagged: groundwater

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Estimating Water Flows from Transpiration from Groundwater Sources

May 2, 2017 - 10:50 am

Plants are one of the largest consumptive water users on earth. Through transpiration, they move entire rivers of water into the atmosphere, yet, this part of the hydrologic cycle has historically been the difficult to quantify. In an effort to better understand how water should be managed at regional...

Categories: International, News

Fossil Groundwaters Contain Modern Contaminants

April 26, 2017 - 9:21 am

Most of the groundwater in the world that is accessible by deep wells is fossil groundwater, stored beneath the earth's surface for more than 12,000 years. However, new research, led by University of Calgary hydro-geologist Scott Jasechko and co-authored by an international team of researchers, has demonstrated...

Categories: International, News, Western Canada

P.E.I.'s Draft Water Act Suggests Strong Regulation

March 21, 2017 - 7:51 am

On March 16th, Prince Edward Island released its draft Water Act for public comment. The draft is comprised of existing and new legislation, which includes purpose and goals, a quantity and quality monitoring program, and a public registry for all water-related approvals. The province has stated that...

Categories: Atlantic Canada, News

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 The proposed legislation is intended to “reduce outdated, contradictory, complicated...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

Okanagan Basin Water Board Launches Well Registry

February 17, 2017 - 1:31 pm

Amidst the confusion about what new B.C. groundwater regulations mean for residents, the Okanagan Basin Water Board (OBWB) has developed a guide that explains the process for water licenses. “Most people in the Okanagan are on municipal water utilities. But there are still a large number who are...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Hydraulic Fracturing Expected Value: 68 Billion by 2024

February 9, 2017 - 10:02 am

A report from Global Market Insights, Inc., released today, on the hydraulic fracturing market, suggests the industry share is poised to exceed USD 68 billion by 2024. Plug and perforation hydraulic fracturing market size was valued at over USD 15 billion in 2015 and is expected to grow and accounted...

Categories: National, News

New Brunswick Selects Water Strategy Working Group

January 27, 2017 - 11:56 am

New Brunswick has announced a working group to help provide recommendations to the government and direct a provincial water strategy. The announcement came today from Serge Rousselle, Q.C., Minister of Environment and Local Government and Attorney General for the province. “Last year, during...

Categories: Atlantic Canada, News

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

$181M Will Help Protect Watercourses at Oil Site Clean Up in N.W.T.

December 21, 2016 - 2:32 pm

Imperial Oil has committed a $181M security for the cleanup of its oilfield in Norman Wells, North West Territories. The site remediation plan emphasizes protection of natural watercourses in the region. The Norman Wells extraction site has been in operation since the 1920s when the first well was drilled...

Categories: News, Northern Canada, Western Canada

Is Ontario's Moratorium on Water-Taking for Bottling Effective?

December 20, 2016 - 7:41 am

The Ontario government announced its two-year moratorium on new or expanded water-taking permits for companies who bottle water. The province’s moratorium bans new water bottling facilities from taking groundwater and prohibits existing facilities from increasing their groundwater taking or testing...

Categories: News, Ontario


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