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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...

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

Guelph Hosts New Wastewater Research and Development Project

January 27, 2017 - 1:01 pm

A new project installed in a technology demonstration facility at the Guelph Wastewater Treatment Plant will be used for wastewater research and demonstration of resource recovery technologies. The Southern Ontario Water Consortium (SOWC) in partnership with GE Water & Process Technologies, City...

Categories: News, Ontario

Cross-Border Collaboration for Great Lakes Protection

January 9, 2017 - 10:50 am

Four of the five Great Lakes help to define the U.S.-Canada border; but what separates our two countries brings them together as well. The Great Lakes lie at the heart of the U.S.—Canada trade relationship, the largest in history, with bilateral trade totalling nearly $670 billion a year. Having...

Categories: Features

Funding for Strategy to Reduce Phosphorus Loss into the Thames River in Ontario

December 13, 2016 - 10:11 am

Efforts to reduce phosphorus loss into Ontario waterways and the Great Lakes will progress thanks to the funding announcement of $203,000 from Growing Forward 2, a Federal agricultural funding program administered through the Agricultural Adaptation Council. These funds will be matched with $100,000...

Categories: News, Ontario, Uncategorized

Muskrat Lake Resident Seeks Help for Remediation

October 14, 2016 - 11:30 am

Renfrew County resident, Donald Deer, has voiced repeated need for a comprehensive watershed management plan at Muskrat Lake. In December 2015, Deer, a lakefront resident, brought a proposal for a $93,000 remediation and management plan to a Whitewater Region environmental services committee. Presenting...

Categories: News, Ontario

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