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NWT Releases Guidelines for Effluent Mixing Zones

September 21, 2017 - 9:10 am

The Land and Water Boards of the Mackenzie Valley and the Government of the Northwest Territories (GNWT) announced the release of the Guidelines for Effluent Mixing Zones on September 20th. “Working closely with partners on initiatives that support environmentally sustainable decision-making is...

Categories: News, Northern Canada

Trillium Foundation Grant for Agricultural Conesrvation Projects

September 20, 2017 - 10:47 am

Agricultural producers in Ontario will soon have more opportunities to establish ALUS conservation projects on their farms, thanks to a $695,900 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). Ontario Nature's executive director Caroline Schultz and ALUS Canada's CEO Bryan Gilvesy announced...

Categories: News, Ontario

Study Details Phosphorus Recycling Between Lake Mud and Water

September 19, 2017 - 9:43 am

In a new study, Internal phosphorus loading in Canadian fresh waters: a critical review and data analysis, scientists investigated a significant, but poorly understood, process in Canada’s aquatic ecosystems: the recycling of phosphorus between mud at the bottom of lakes and the overlying water. The...

Categories: National, News

AquaHacking Offers Five Innovative Solutions for Lake Erie

September 14, 2017 - 9:44 am

Leaders from government, First Nations, philanthropically minded businesses, and youth activists came together for the 2017 AquaHacking Summit to address the many issues facing the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Basin, specifically Lake Erie. Hosted by the de Gaspé Beaubien Foundation and the Water...

Categories: International, News, Ontario

Fund Will Help Alta. Farmers with Wetland Projects

August 29, 2017 - 2:06 pm

Alberta philanthropist David Bissett and the national charitable organization ALUS Canada today announced The Bissett Action Fund, a $500,000 gift which will help support wetland restoration and other projects on farms and ranches in southern Alberta. "It's all very well to promote conservation,"...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Man. Launches Consultations to Improve Water Management

August 22, 2017 - 4:53 pm

The Manitoba government has launched public consultations on three new environmental initiatives, which will improve water management and modernize watershed planning. “Our government believes there are tremendous ecological opportunities to improve the future of our province through effective watershed...

Categories: News, Western Canada

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...

Categories: News

$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

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