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Timmins' Director of Public Works and Engineering Resigns

March 29, 2017 - 8:45 am

Luc Duval has resigned his position as director of Public Works and Engineering with the City of Timmins, effective as of April 10, 2017. Duval has been an employee of the City of Timmins since June 25, 2007. He began his career with the city as director of Public Works and Engineering and has provided...

Categories: News, Ontario

New Westminster Receives $5.5M for Sewer Separation

March 28, 2017 - 7:24 am

The City of New Westminster, British Columbia, has been awarded over $5.5 million from the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF) for the Sapperton Combined Sewer Separation project, one of the 144 projects recently announced by the provincial and federal governments. "On behalf of the City of New...

Categories: News, Western Canada

RBC Study Shows Public Support for Municipal Action on Water

March 20, 2017 - 12:01 pm

There is good news for Canadian municipalities in the RBC Canadian Water Attitudes Study. Canadians strongly support the safeguarding of their water. As Canadian municipalities continue to upgrade, invest, and innovate in water systems and resource management, they won’t face a challenge in having...

Categories: National, News

B.C., Feds to Fund 144 New Water and Wastewater Projects

March 17, 2017 - 12:40 pm

The federal and British Columbia governments have announced funding for 144 new water and wastewater infrastructure projects across the province. Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Peter Fassbender, Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development, announced a combined...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Great Lakes Commission on Binational Infrastructure Priorities

March 3, 2017 - 7:38 am

On March 2nd, the binational Great Lakes Commission (GLC) called for U.S. and Canadian leadership to rebuild and modernize aging water infrastructure in the Great Lakes region. Detailed recommendations to both governments argue for investments in infrastructure that continue to provide safe drinking...

Categories: International, News

Experimenting With Green Laneways in Toronto

February 1, 2017 - 11:28 am

The City of Toronto has more than 2,400 publicly owned laneways. These back alleys, that run throughout the city, behind our streets, connecting our residential and commercial neighbourhoods, are an integral part of the urban landscape. If all 2,400 laneways were put together, they would take up around...

Categories: Features

Are Stormwater Measurement Practices Accurate?

January 24, 2017 - 9:27 am

A new study released by the Journal of Water Management Modeling considers whether conventional practices in measuring particulate solids might affect understanding of stormwater management and capture. The authors, Robert E. Pitt, Shirley Clark, Vijay Kumar Eppakayala, and Redahegn Sileshi, argue...

Categories: News

Halifax Water Celebrates Twenty Years of Stewardship

January 3, 2017 - 1:29 pm

Twenty years of innovative water management is noteworthy.  As 2016 came to a close, Halifax Water released its twentieth annual report, noting the many accomplishments it has achieved since the utility was formed in 1945. In 1996, Metro amalgamation saw Halifax Water's role expand to a regional...

Categories: Atlantic Canada, News

Climate Change Prompts Stormwater Infrastructure Resilience

December 2, 2016 - 8:55 am

City planners in Campbell River, B.C., have planned to address climate change impacts and rising sea levels on stormwater infrastructure and public space in 2017. In a statement released December 1st, Campbell River gave notice that it would fund a study on how to protect long-term infrastructure...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Evaluating Long-Term Performance From Low Impact Development Practices

November 18, 2016 - 1:02 pm

Imagine using an unassuming corner of your street, yard, or local park to improve the quality and security of water and the Great Lakes. It’s possible with green infrastructure and low impact development (LID). These approaches can create beautiful garden or landscape features that also remove some...

Categories: Features

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