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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 [...]

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 [...]
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