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Will the Great Lakes be Swallowed by Asian Carp?

Posted on March 7, 2017
Written by Todd Westcott

The fate and ecosystem integrity of the Great Lakes Basin is more dubious than ever now that decision makers in the U.S. are weakening measures to address Asian carp. The problem of Asian carp infiltrating the Great Lakes has escalated recently with the delay of Chicago-area defense measures and budget [...]

Exercising the Human Right to Water and Sanitation

Posted on February 27, 2017
Written by Karen Busby

When the human right to life-sustaining drinking water and healthy sanitation is violated, anyone can call their governments to account. Those whose rights were violated also have the option of filing a claim in court. At least four legal frameworks protect the human right to water and sanitation. This [...]

Incredible Potential of Onsite Water Treatment Systems

Posted on February 23, 2017
Written by Rick Esselment and Trish Johnson

Onsite wastewater treatment systems can provide permanent, affordable, and safe solutions for small communities. They can remove pollutants, including nitrogen and phosphorous, and often have a smaller energy footprint than conventional sewage plants. Onsite water systems keep water in the local watershed [...]

Seeking Answers in Grassy Narrows

Posted on February 14, 2017
Written by Eve Krakow

The Asubpeeschoseewagong Netum Anishinabek (Grassy Narrows) First Nation has been living with the effects of mercury poisoning for over a generation. While liability has not been established, it is known that between 1962 and 1970, the Reed Paper’s chemical plant in Dryden dumped 10 tonnes of mercury [...]

Experimenting With Green Laneways in Toronto

Posted on February 1, 2017
Written by Ariana Cancelli

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 over [...]

Ontario Must Act to Protect Waterways Within the Greenbelt

Posted on January 25, 2017
Written by Steve Parish

Pressure is mounting on all sides. The Greater Toronto Area is planning to accommodate another four million people and provide over six million jobs in the next 25 years. New residents will demand affordable housing options, connected and walkable communities, social services, and the preservation of [...]

How CETA will Impact the Water Sector

Posted on January 19, 2017
Written by Jeff Sanford

The Canada-EU Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) moved closer to full implementation this fall. A late- October challenge from the Walloon region of Belgium threatened to knock negotiations off course, but concessions were made, and a ratification ceremony in Brussels went ahead on October 30. A draft [...]

A Public Engagement Strategy for Biosolids Management

Posted on January 13, 2017
Written by Katherine Balpataky

On a chilly April evening in 2013, a large group of residents filed into a crowded room at recreational facility in Cambridge, Ontario. The mood was beginning to intensify, as the lineup expanded down the hall. To an outsider, the scene resembled a checkout counter at Toys “R” Us on Boxing Day.  [...]

Cross-Border Collaboration for Great Lakes Protection

Posted on January 9, 2017
Written by Juan Alsace

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 [...]

Flow-Through Shares for Canada's Water CleanTech Sector

Posted on January 3, 2017
Written by Rick Sutin

There is a significant opportunity in Canada to catalyze market-based solutions to address water challenges. Canadians are blessed with world-class scientific expertise, an entrepreneurial culture, and globally recognized capital markets. Yet, there is a gap in risk capital used to support innovation-focused [...]

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