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$525M Contract for Metro Vancouver Wastewater Treatment Plant, B.C.

Posted on April 10, 2017
Metro Vancouver has awarded the contract for the new Lions Gate Secondary Wastewater Treatment Plant to ADAPT Consortium at a cost of $525 million. Construction is expected to begin in spring 2017 and be completed by December 2020. The existing wastewater treatment plant will be decommissioned beginning in 2021 and the lands turned over to the Squamish Nation. The ADAPT team has been selected to design and construct the new plant, which will provide secondary sewage treatment services to a population of about 200,000 residents of three municipalities and two First Nations on the North Shore. The plant will be situated on a 3.5-hectare [...]

Water's Next Award Nominations Closing April 11th

Posted on April 7, 2017
On April 11th, the window of opportunity to be nominated for the only national awards program that honours leadership across the entire water sector closes. In its seventh year, Water Canada's long-running Water's Next Awards will honour and celebrate the accomplishments of the people and technologists that ensure Canadians have clean, safe, and healthy water systems. The 2017 Awards gala will take place on June 22, 2017 following the Canadian Water Summit. "In 2017, we have made some additions to the awards program that I am really excited about," said Katherine Balpataky, editor of Water Canada. "In addition to honouring winners [...]

Construction Contract Awarded for McLoughlin Point Wastewater

Posted on April 7, 2017
The first construction contract for the Capital Regional District's McLoughlin Point Wastewater Treatment Project has been awarded. Harbour Resource Partners (HRP) has been awarded a $272 million contract to build the wastewater treatment plant at McLoughlin Point, which includes the construction of three main components: A 108 megalitres per day tertiary wastewater treatment plant located at McLoughlin Point; a cross-harbour undersea forcemain between Ogden Point and McLoughlin Point; and a marine outfall for treated wastewater at McLoughlin Point. Previously, HRP was selected by the Seatrerra Commission to design, build [...]

Canada to Participate in International Water Research

Posted on April 7, 2017
The National Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada has announced that it will support water research internationally with collaborations through the Water Joint Programming Initiative (WJPI). Of a total of 21 projects receiving funding, Canada will lead three of six projects receiving Canadian support. Canada’s total contribution over three years will be approximately $1.84 million CAD. Overall, WJPI will be supported by 25 national and regional funding organizations from 22 countries. The projects cover a wide range of areas, including social, economic, and natural sciences. They projects also address various challenges [...]

Van. Announces Chief Resilience Officer, Resilient Cities Initiative

Posted on April 6, 2017
On Wednesday, Gregor Robertson, Mayor of Vancouver, announced its partnership with 100 Resilient Cities and with representatives from 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) – pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation – formally named its first chief resilience officer, Katie McPherson. Through the support of 100RC, McPherson will lead the development of the citywide Resilience Strategy to ensure that residents, communities, institutions, businesses, and systems can persist, adapt, and grow no matter what kinds of chronic stresses and acute shocks Vancouver may experience. McPherson has worked with Vancouver’s Office of Emergency Management [...]

B.C. Company Could Provide Lithium Extraction for Mining Wastewater

Posted on April 6, 2017
Zadar Ventures Ltd. (TSX VENTURE: ZAD) (FRANKFURT: ZAV) (OTC PINK: ZADDF) has announced that it entered into a memorandum of understanding with FlowBack Solutionz Canada Inc., a Canadian oil well wastewater treatment company, to test FlowBack's innovative and proprietary wastewater treatment technology for the purpose of lithium extraction from petrobrines from the company's Manitoba petrobrine projects. Flowback is a water technology innovation company incorporated in 2013. FlowBack currently provides turn-key solutions for oil/water separation, hydrogen sulfide removal and tailings pond remediation services utilizing its patented [...]

Kingston Wins National Award for Waterfront Master Plan

Posted on April 6, 2017
The City of Kingston's Waterfront Master Plan has won a Canadian Society of Landscape Architect's (CSLA) 2017 National Award of Excellence. The 14 winning projects from across Canada represent world-class roadside and residences, ambitious plans for waterfront, community greening and poetic places. "With respect to the waterfront master plan, participating residents know how much hard work and input went into this long-term plan which envisions the future of all of Kingston's waterfronts over the next 30 years. This award affirms that this plan will truly help secure our beautiful vision," said Neal Unsworth, manager, parks development [...]

B.C. and Yukon Sign Shared Waters Agreement

Posted on April 6, 2017
British Columbia Environment Minister Mary Polak and Yukon Environment Minister Pauline Frost have signed an agreement that pledges to co-operatively manage shared water in the Mackenzie River Basin, specifically the Liard River and its tributaries. “By signing this agreement, we are strengthening our relationship with the Yukon. We will work co-operatively to ensure the health of both our environment and citizens, now and in the future. This is yet another step towards managing the shared waters in the Mackenzie River Basin,” said Polak. Through the British Columbia-Yukon Bilateral Water Management Agreement, both governments [...]

Ontario Craft Beer Installs Innovative Wastewater Treatment System

Posted on April 6, 2017
Ontario craft brewer, Sawdust City Brewing Company, is partnering with Toronto-based ECONSE Water Purification Systems Inc. to install the first BRÜ CLEAN SYSTEM to treat their brewery wastewater onsite. Situated in picturesque Gravenhurst, in the heart of Muskoka, Ontario, Sawdust City Brewing Company is an exciting part of the region’s culture and industry as the trend for craft and artisanal food and beverages continues to grow in Ontario.  The partners of Sawdust City Brewing are taking the lead in responsible water management by adopting a revolutionary new, chemical-free, micro-wastewater treatment solution that will help [...]

Ontario Craft Beer Installs Innovative Wastewater Treatment System

Posted on April 6, 2017
Ontario craft brewer, Sawdust City Brewing Company, is partnering with Toronto-based ECONSE Water Purification Systems Inc. to install the first BRÜ CLEAN SYSTEM to treat their brewery wastewater onsite. Situated in picturesque Gravenhurst, in the heart of Muskoka, Ontario, Sawdust City Brewing Company is an exciting part of the region’s culture and industry as the trend for craft and artisanal food and beverages continues to grow in Ontario.  The partners of Sawdust City Brewing are taking the lead in responsible water management by adopting a revolutionary new, chemical-free, micro-wastewater treatment solution that will help [...]
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