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Funding for Haldimand, Ont. Farmers for Cover Crops

August 4, 2017 - 5:16 pm

The Grand River Conservation Authority is providing farmer in Haldimand County funds to plant a cover crop,  a best management practice that is growing in popularity across Ontario. The recently updated Haldimand Rural Water Quality Program now offers landowners an incentive of $20 per acre for up...

Categories: News, Ontario

Fertilizer Canada Sustainability Report Targets Nutrient Management

May 18, 2017 - 12:33 pm

Fertilizer Canada has released 4R Nutrient Stewardship Sustainability Report, which details guidelines for nutrient management and water quality. The association represents the fertilizer industry: manufacturers, wholesale and retail distributors of nitrogen, phosphate, potash and sulphur fertilizers...

Categories: National, News

Closing U.S. Water Infrastructure Gap Could Generate $220B

March 22, 2017 - 12:34 pm

The Value of Water Campaign, supported by founding member Water Environment Federation (WEF), has released a new report that found closing the investment gap in U.S. water infrastructure would create 1.3 million jobs and generate $220 billion in economic activity. The analysis also found a severe...

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 The proposed legislation is intended to “reduce outdated, contradictory, complicated...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

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

WWF-Canada supports targets to reduce algae in Lake Erie

September 3, 2015 - 2:00 pm

A statement released this week by 14 groups from Canada and the U.S., including World Wildlife Fund Canada, says that cutting phosphorous in Lake Erie by 40 per cent is a commendable target, but it should be bound by clear timelines and include the entire Lake system. The partnership was developed in...

Categories: National, News, Ontario

Sustainable Stormwater Management

December 21, 2009 - 9:26 am

Stormwater management has become an increasingly challenging issue for urban communities. In many cases, rainwater can no longer follow its natural patterns, which increases the volumes of runoff and its associated problems. In a natural environment, runoff is minimized since rainfall for the most...

Categories: Features

Ottawa Monitoring Treated Runoff: CBC

August 14, 2008 - 8:21 am

The City of Ottawa is monitoring how animals and plants in the Ottawa River are affected by chemicals that remain in sewage after it is treated and discharged into the waterway, reports CBC News. Dave McCartney, the manager of wastewater and drainage services for the city, said even though the sewage...

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