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Top 7 Developments in Canadian Water for 2016

Posted on December 30, 2016
Written by Katherine Balpataky

Whether you view 2016 as a good or bad year, it was a momentous year in water management. Now that 2017 is upon us, Water Canada reflects on the top seven water developments that caught our attention. How did these events affect you? Tweet us with the hashtag #WaterCanada2016. Phase 2 Infrastructure [...]

Water Bottling is a Sideshow: Bigger Issues Need to be Addressed

Posted on December 20, 2016
Written by Rob de Loë

Water bottling companies like Nestlé take a lot of water out of the ground in Ontario and put it in plastic bottles. Every time Nestlé seeks a new permit, or tries to renew an existing one, there’s a controversy. For many people concerned about water in Ontario, the bottled water industry has become [...]

Rehabbing Aging Concrete Wastewater Infrastructure Using Polyurea Coatings

Posted on December 16, 2016
Written by Del Williams

As much of the Canada’s wastewater and sewer infrastructure approaches the 50-year to 100-year mark, it must be rehabilitated to remain in use for a growing population. Yet municipal wastewater treatment facilities, sewers, water mains, and vaults endure some of the most severe and corrosive environments [...]

Social Media Campaign Features Canadian Science Communicators

Posted on December 9, 2016
Written by Todd Westcott

Since September, Science Borealis, Canada’s digital science salon, has been puncturing the social media bubble with “Reflections: 100 Voices for Canadian Science Communication.” The campaign pairs thoughtful quotations with bubbly portraits of science communicators. Operating under the hashtag [...]

What Training is Needed for the Next Generation of Water Operators?

Posted on December 5, 2016
Written by Tristan Simpson

At the east-end of Toronto on Lake Ontario lies the R.C. Harris Water Treatment Plant. This vast facility has been providing clean drinking water for more than 70 years. And for 70 years the building has been a fixture on Toronto’s shoreline. The plant, dubbed the jewel by the lake, is a good example [...]

New Technologies Go After Brownfield Contaminants at the Source

Posted on November 28, 2016
Written by Saul Chernos

No one wants residual diesel or chlorinated solvents in their drinking water. Yet, scant decades ago, fuel tanks were left to rot underground, and liquid waste was disposed of with little regard for the future. Out of sight, out of mind. Various estimates suggest that there are tens of thousands of known [...]

COP22 Action Day for Water issues

Posted on November 25, 2016
Written by Mark Terry

It is not without a touch of irony that the very first global Action Day for Water was introduced at a UN climate summit in the Moroccan desert. Here in the city of Marrakech, at the 22nd session of the Convention of the Parties, 113 nations came together to put the recommendations of the Paris Agreement [...]

Coca-Cola Achieves New Heights of Water Sustainability—Water Neutrality

Posted on November 23, 2016
Written by Joel Longland and Ron Soreanu

Water is a precious resource that we all share. Not only is it essential to the sustainability of our business, but it’s also fundamentally important to the communities in which we operate. That’s why water stewardship remains key to our environmental sustainability efforts. With this mindset, Coca-Cola [...]

Evaluating Long-Term Performance From Low Impact Development Practices

Posted on November 18, 2016
Written by Jennifer Dougherty, Kyle Vander Linden, Phil James, Deborah Martin-Downs, and Bill Trenouth

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 [...]

How Water Utilities Can Recover Millions of Dollars Using Big Data

Posted on November 1, 2016
Written by Trevor Hill

Climate change, drought, and increasing demand are creating a global water volatility crisis. As communities around the world find ways to use water more efficiently, counterintuitively our water utilities suffer. A study 2007 by the C.D. Howe Institute found that Canadian water agencies’ revenue [...]

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