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BluMetric Awarded New Contracts in Central America in Excess of $1 Million

Posted on July 20, 2017
BluMetric Environmental, an Ottawa-based cleantech company, is pleased to announce two new sales in Central America valued at more than $1 million cumulatively. These contract demonstrate the success of BluMetric's Americas strategy, to target sectors that enable the company to focus on specific client needs—in these cases,  for the food-beverage-agriculture and industrial-commercial-development sectors, but also tailored for the mining sector, especially as it relates to ammonia reduction. BluMetric's El Salvador office has built a well-established client base over the past ten years, expanding in size with full-time staff [...]

Federal Government, Ontario Announce $4M for Water Infrastructure

Posted on July 20, 2017
The governments of Canada and Ontario announced that 15 new projects in southwestern Ontario have been approved under the Government of Canada's Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. The federal government is providing up to 50 per cent of funding for these projects—$2,766,994. The provincial government is providing up to 25 per cent of funding, $1,383,497, and local municipalities will fund the remaining costs of these projects. are These investments safeguard the health and well-being of residents, protect waterways and preserve local ecosystems, while also laying the foundation for new economic opportunities to strengthen the [...]

Centre Wellington, Ont. Receives $1M for Water Infrastructure Projects

Posted on July 20, 2017
In October 2016, staff applied for funding for projects under the Clean Water and Wastewater Fund (CWWF).  Recently they were notified by the Ministry of Infrastructure that the application had been approved and Projects may commence immediately.  The Township will receive approximately $131,095.69 from the Federal Government and $857,584.32 from the provincial government for water and wastewater infrastructure projects in Centre Wellington, Ont.  Township projects nominated by the province to the federal government approved for funding include: Inflow and infiltration into sanitary sewer mitigation and cast-iron watermain [...]

Great World Water Prize for Water Security and Climate Justice

Posted on July 20, 2017
The Government of Morocco and the World Water Council launch today the 6th edition of the King Hassan II Great World Water Prize to reward excellence in “Cooperation and sound management in the development and use of water resources.” The winner will be granted a US$100,000 award. The Prize will be handed out during the opening ceremony of the next World Water Forum, to be held in Brasilia, Brazil, 18 to 23 March 2018. The topic of the 2018 edition is "Working towards greater solidarity and inclusion in order to ensure water security and climate justice.” The contribution may be scientific, economic, technical, environmental [...]

New Research Suggests Smaller Wetlands Capture More Nutrients

Posted on July 19, 2017
A new study conducted by researchers at the University of Waterloo, has found that smaller, distributed wetland areas are more effective at nutrient capture. Biogeochemical hotspots: Role of small water bodies in landscape nutrient processing, published in the journal Water Resources Research, “synthesized data from 600 lentic systems around the world to gain insight into the relationship between hydrologic and biogeochemical controls on nutrient retention.” Conducted by Nandita Basu and Frederick Cheng, both of the University of Waterloo’s Department of Civil Engineering, the results suggested “that small wetlands play [...]

Cambridge, Ont., Undertakes $1M Stormwater Project

Posted on July 19, 2017
Cambridge, Ontario, receives federal dollars for its $1 million stormwater project. Bryan May, Member of Parliament for Cambridge, Kathryn McGarry, Minister of Natural Resources and Forestry and Member of Provincial Parliament for Cambridge, and Doug Craig, Mayor of the City of Cambridge, today announced that a new project in Cambridge has been approved under the Government of Canada's Clean Water and Wastewater Fund. “The City of Cambridge is committed to implementing sustainable solutions that preserve environmental resources and support growth opportunities for our community,” said Mayor Craig. “The investment in the Burnett [...]

Lystek Awarded San Francisco Contract for Biosolids Management

Posted on July 19, 2017
Leading biosolids and organics solutions provider, Lystek International, is pleased to announce that it has been awarded a two-year contract for Beneficial Reuse of Biosolids Services by the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC). Under the terms of this competitive contract, Lystek agrees to process up to 3,500 tons of biosolids per year into a Class A product at its 150,000 (U.S.) ton, state-of-the-art, Organic Material Recovery Center, located at the Fairfield Suisun Sewer District (FSSD) in California. Every year, Lystek’s patented and proven, low temperature Thermal Hydrolysis Process (Lystek THP) diverts hundreds [...]

Ottawa Riverkeeper Releases 400 Eels, Calls for Infrastructure Changes

Posted on July 18, 2017
On July 12th, Ottawa Riverkeeper (Sentinelle de la rivière des Outaouais) released 400 American eels on the shores of Petrie Island, Ottawa, and called for greater action on the part of hydroelectric operators to create accommodating infrastructure for the fresh water species. The eel release was part of a collaboration with the Canadian Wildlife Federation, with the ultimate goal of improving the passage of eels at the first two hydroelectric dams on the Ottawa River—Carillon and Chaudière. Eel passages at these two strategic locations would reopen 200 kilometres of their historic range. “Over 98% of the Ottawa River population [...]

KSB Pumps’ Marcus Henderson Elected to OPCEA Board of Directors

Posted on July 17, 2017
Marcus Henderson, Business Development Manager for Mississauga-based KSB Pumps Inc., has been elected to the Board of Directors of the Ontario Pollution Control Equipment Association (OPCEA). OPCEA is a trade association supporting suppliers of equipment and services for wastewater management. Member organizations work closely with Ontario municipalities and industries in the areas of water supply and wastewater management. Henderson said, “I’m honoured to have been chosen to serve on the OPCEA Board. Infrastructure renewal is a high priority for Ontario and the OPCEA’s members have specialized expertise that can contribute [...]

Goodale Announces Wastewater Funding, Calls for Climate Change Infra

Posted on July 17, 2017
The federal government has announced $6.5 million for wastewater and stormwater management in Pilot Butte, Saskatchewan. Announced by Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Don McMorris, MLA for Indian Head-Milestone, and Peggy Chorney, Mayor of the Town of Pilot Butte, the wastewater plant upgrades include new pumping and pipeline infrastructure; an expansion and upgrade of the existing lagoon; and the addition of effluent disinfection equipment. “Investments in wastewater and storm water management infrastructure will benefit Canadians for years to come. And effective disaster mitigation projects [...]
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