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Feds, Que. Invest $57.5M in St. Lawrence River Conservation

June 26, 2017 - 2:39 pm

The governments of Canada and Quebec have announced an investment of $57.5 million into efforts to safeguard the St. Lawrence River. Together, the governments will work to protect the St. Lawrence River through scientific research, action, and collaboration with their partners, including NGOs, private...

Categories: News, Quebec

New Brunswick to Survey Parlee Beach Wetlands, Protect Water Quality

June 21, 2017 - 11:39 am

A ground survey to delineate wetlands in the area surrounding Parlee Beach begins this week. The project is part of the government’s effort to improve water quality at the beach. The declaration of Parlee Beach as a unique feature of the environment means developments that could affect water quality...

Categories: Atlantic Canada, News

NWT Commits Funds to Ongoing Water Quality Research

June 6, 2017 - 9:52 am

North West Territories has announced funding for new monitoring and research projects, including an investigation of arsenic pollution in lakes near Yellowknife. A total of 13 new environmental monitoring and research projects have been awarded funding through the Northwest Territories Cumulative...

Categories: News, Northern Canada

N.B., Feds Commit $3M for Water Infrastructure, Conservation

May 11, 2017 - 10:06 am

The Government of New Brunswick, with the federal government, will invest up to $3 million in strategic infrastructure and studies to support water quality improvements at Parlee Beach. Parlee Beach is also being declared as a unique feature of the environment. The declaration means developments that...

Categories: Atlantic Canada, News

White Rock Receives Federal Funding for Arsenic Treatment

March 20, 2017 - 6:45 am

White Rock, B.C., has received nearly $12 million in funding from the governments of Canada and British Columbia to help deliver a $14.2 million arsenic and manganese treatment processes to address water quality in the city. The funding is part of the recently announced $373 million being delivered in...

Categories: News, Western Canada

EPA Releases Final Report on Hydraulic Fracturing

December 15, 2016 - 12:36 pm

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released its final report on hydraulic fracturing, which details the impact of the process on drinking water. The report, Hydraulic Fracturing for Oil and Gas: Impacts from the Hydraulic Fracturing Water Cycle on Drinking Water Resources in the United States...

Categories: International, National, News

Ontario Report on Drinking Water Quality and Resilience

November 29, 2016 - 8:55 am

A report from the province released on November 28 said Ontario's drinking water continues to be among the safest and best protected in the world. The report comes from Ontario’s Chief Drinking Water Inspector (CDWI), Susan Lo. The duties of the CDWI are to lead activities that ensure regulated...

Categories: News, Ontario

Critical Water Infrastructure in Fort McMurray

November 4, 2016 - 12:15 pm

The Alberta government has released a comprehensive report, titled Home Again: Recovery after the Wood Buffalo Wildfire, popularly known as the wildfire that struck Fort McMurray in May 2016. The report is broad ranging, but of central importance is the rebuilding of critical infrastructure, notably...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Association Pays for the Restoration of Wetlands

September 30, 2016 - 8:02 am

If a landowners property has previously been drained by a man-made ditch, they are eligible to receive a one-time payment

Categories: News

UBC Researchers Develop Drinking Water Quality Index Tool for Municipalities

August 25, 2016 - 12:05 pm

UBC engineers have created a tool that will help municipalities measure water quality, as a way to ensure clean and safe drinking water is coming out of the taps. Nilufar Islam, who recently received her PhD from UBC Okanagan, has been working with Professor Rehan Sadiq, associate dean of the School...

Categories: News, Ontario

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