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Ministers Increase Collaboration on Coastal, Inland Water

June 29, 2017 - 2:21 pm

The Canadian Council of Fisheries and Aquaculture Ministers (CCFAM) met in Whitehorse, Yukon and committed to collaboration to better manage Canada’s three coasts and inland waterways with Indigenous Peoples. Over two days, CCFAM met to discuss a broad range of common priorities. Minister of Fisheries...

Categories: National, News, Northern Canada

Kawartha Lakes Develops Climate Change Response Plan

April 19, 2017 - 11:20 am

Yesterday, the city of Kawartha Lakes Council formally launched the Kawartha Lakes Healthy Environment Plan. Since 2016, the City has been working with Partners for Climate Protection, an arm of the FCM that assists municipalities across Canada to design and implement climate change action plans...

Categories: News, Ontario

New Water Supply Project to Save Campbell River $16.5M

March 9, 2017 - 8:45 am

The City of Campbell River, B.C., has announced that its new water supply project will reduce the cost of future water system upgrades by an estimated $16.5 million over the next 10 years. "With the construction of Campbell River's new water intake and water quality centre at John Hart Lake, we eliminate...

Categories: News, Western Canada

New Brunswick Selects Water Strategy Working Group

January 27, 2017 - 11:56 am

New Brunswick has announced a working group to help provide recommendations to the government and direct a provincial water strategy. The announcement came today from Serge Rousselle, Q.C., Minister of Environment and Local Government and Attorney General for the province. “Last year, during...

Categories: Atlantic Canada, News

$925,000 for Alberta Water Stewardship Programming

December 22, 2016 - 7:44 am

Land Stewardship Centre (LSC) in Alberta has been given a multi-year, $925,000 grant by Alberta’s Environment and Parks to help protect the province’s water resources. The grant provides $250,000 for 2017, followed by $225,000 grants for each subsequent year, ending in 2019-20. This funding...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Mapping Global Surface Water

December 14, 2016 - 1:35 pm

The European Commission’s Joint Research Centre (JRC) has published a study of global surface water and its long-term changes in the science journal Nature. Using three million Landsat images, the research team quantified changes in global surface water sine 1984. The study found that 90,000 square...

Categories: International, News

Water and Climate Key Issue for UN COP22

November 7, 2016 - 11:46 am

The UN Conference of the Parties (COP22) on the Climate will be held from 7 to 18 November 2016 in Marrakech, Morocco. As part of the Global Climate Action Agenda (GCAA), successor of the Lima-Paris Action Agenda (LPAA), the International Network of Basin Organizations (INBO) was designated by the...

Categories: International, News

Ontario Calls for Review of Water-Taking Permit

October 3, 2016 - 10:08 am

“Water is a public trust. Under an NDP government, an Ontario Water Strategy will prioritize planning for water needs now and for future generations based on the public interest, and sustainable public access to water,” said Andrea Horwath

Categories: News, Ontario

Canadian Oil Refinery to Reuse 100 Per cent of Water with GE’s Wastewater Treatment Technology

August 18, 2016 - 1:22 pm

Federated Co-operatives Limited’s oil refinery in Regina, Saskatchewan is set to achieve 100 per cent on-site recycled water after installing an industrial water recycling technology designed by GE. Once fully operationally, the FCL refinery will be the only refinery in North America to recycle all...

Categories: News, Western Canada

Peace River Basin Receives Partnership Grant

August 10, 2016 - 9:03 am

A $265,000 provincial grant will help the Mighty Peace Watershed Alliance deliver priority projects in support of Alberta’s Water For Life strategy. The Watershed Planning and Advisory Council partnership grant will advance environmental education, collaboration and planning throughout the Peace River...

Categories: News, Western Canada

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