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New Research Suggests Smaller Wetlands Capture More Nutrients

July 19, 2017 - 1:18 pm

A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Waterloo, has found that smaller, distributed wetland areas are more effective at nutrient capture. Biogeochemical hotspots: Role of small water bodies in landscape nutrient processing, published in the journal Water Resources Research, “synthesized...

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$20M from Feds to PEI for Stormwater Infrastructure

June 9, 2017 - 11:29 am

The governments of Canada and Prince Edward Island will invest in local water infrastructure to provide modern services for stormwater and drinking water. These investments aim to continue safeguarding the health and well-being of residents, protect provincial waterways, and preserve local ecosystems. Lawrence...

Categories: Atlantic Canada, News

Vancouver Entrepreneur to Receive Mitacs Award for Slurry Treatment

June 8, 2017 - 10:13 am

A Vancouver entrepreneur has commercialized a new approach for treating dairy farm manure and sewage sludge and will be recognized with an award from Mitacs, a national, not-for-profit organization that partners companies, government and academia to promote Canadian research and training. The microwave...

Categories: National, News, Western Canada

Research Extends Historic Data on Lake Erie Agal Blooms

May 15, 2017 - 11:43 am

Using data from NASA's Landsat 5 instrument, scientists Jeff Ho and Anna Michalak, along with colleagues, have made new advances in understanding the drivers behind Lake Erie’s toxic algal blooms and their implications for lake restoration. With the data, the researchers generated new estimates...

Categories: International, News, Ontario

Northeast-Midwest Institute on Bi-National Great Lakes Efforts

April 18, 2017 - 1:24 pm

The Northeast-Midwest Institute (NEMWI), a U.S. not-for-profit focused on economic development in and around the Great Lakes, has commented on the International Joint Commission (IJC) Triennial Assessment of Progress on Great Lakes Water Quality and the 2016 Progress Report of the Parties. NEMWI has...

Categories: International, News

New Wastewater Guidelines Respond to Local Conditions

November 22, 2016 - 7:13 am

New wastewater system design guidelines developed at UBC can help municipal governments better protect aquatic life and save millions of dollars a year. In a recent study, engineers at UBC’s Okanagan campus developed guidelines that can tailor the design of specialized filters, called fluidized...

Categories: National, News

Phosphate Market Worth $75 billion USD by 2021

November 16, 2016 - 9:57 am

A report from MarketsandMarkets, a global research firm, has released a report that states the Phosphate market will be worth $75.71 billion USD by 2021. Canadian-owned Agrium Inc. and Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan Inc. are listed as key players in the global phosphate market. Both companies...

Categories: International, News

Manitoba Unveils Massive Comprehensive Strategy for Surface Water Management

June 12, 2014 - 9:27 am

In an effort to protect the province’s water resources, Manitoba announced its first comprehensive Surface Water Management Strategy along with multi-year surface water management investments. Conservation and Water Stewardship Minister Gord Mackintosh and Infrastructure and Transportation Minister...

Categories: News, Western Canada

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