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Phosphorus Offsetting Policy to Safeguard Lake Simcoe's Health

October 4, 2017 - 8:55 am

Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority has released their Phosphorus Offsetting Policy, which they will adopt as of September 22nd, 2017 to take effect as of January 1st, 2018. After publishing the Lake Simcoe Phosphorus Load Update, the LSRCA Board of Directors approved a new policy requiring...

Categories: News, Ontario

Selkirk, Man. Invests in Wastewater Project to Protect Red River, Lake Winnipeg

September 12, 2017 - 10:28 am

The City of Selkirk, Manitoba hosted an open house on Wednesday, September 6th, to share details of its new Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) project. The plant was among the capital projects identified by the in the city’s 2017 budget. It will help limit contaminants entering the Red River and Lake...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Continental Access, Key to Canadian Water Cleantech Success

September 11, 2017 - 12:10 pm

The renegotiation of the North American Free Trade Agreement is underway. Canadian corporate executives are, with good reason, concerned that a new wave of protectionism could wash across the continent. Donald Trump, who campaigned on promises to force U.S. governments to Buy American threatened to cancel...

Categories: Features

Blue-Green Algae, Cyanobacteria Identified in Lower Thames

August 31, 2017 - 3:55 pm

The Lower Thames Conservation Authority (LTVCA) has confirmed that the Thames River is experiencing a toxic blue-green algae event. On  August 28, LTVCA staff noted a discolouration in the Thames River, near Chatham, Ontario, and contacted the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change (MOECC)...

Categories: News, Ontario, Uncategorized

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

Farmers, Municipalities to Reduce Phosphorus in the Thames River

June 27, 2017 - 4:42 pm

A new initiative launched this week, called The Thames River Phosphorus Reduction Collaborative, is developing innovative tools, practices and technologies to help farmers and municipalities reduce phosphorus and algal blooms in the southwestern Ontario watershed which feeds into Lake Erie. “We’re...

Categories: 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

Canada-Ontario Release Draft Action Plan for Addressing Algal Blooms in Lake Erie

March 10, 2017 - 2:24 pm

The Governments of Canada and Ontario have released a draft action plan that will help to reduce high amounts of phosphorus and the growth of toxic and nuisance algae in Lake Erie. Catherine McKenna, Minister of Environment and Climate Change said, "We intrinsically understand its importance, and...

Categories: National, News

B.C. Funds Alternative Drinking Water Sources in Hullcar Valley

March 6, 2017 - 9:26 am

The Government of British Columbia has announced that it will provide $950,000 for alternative drinking water sources, treatment for domestic well users, and sustainable, environmentally appropriate farming the Hullcar Valley. The Province will work with the Township of Spallumcheen, Splatsin, Steele...

Categories: News, Uncategorized, Western Canada

B.C. Watershed Snowpack 79 per cent of Normal

February 9, 2017 - 12:34 pm

The latest survey of snowpack in British Columbia shows that there has been below-average accumulation in the province’s watersheds, reports the River Forecast Centre (RFC). Snowpack was 79 per cent of what is expected for February 1st, according to the latest Snow Survey and Water Supply Bulletin...

Categories: News, Western Canada

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