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NASA Maps Saskatchewan's Wetlands, North Sask. River

Posted on July 10, 2017
Saskatchewan’s wetlands and North Saskatchewan River have been chosen as a testing ground for new NASA technologies designed to map water in northern environments and around the world. On July 7th, NASA began flying an experimental radar called AirSWOT to map water levels over Saskatchewan sites. AirSWOT is a prototype sensor for NASA’s forthcoming Surface Water and Ocean Topography (SWOT) satellite mission, which is scheduled for launch in 2021 and will provide a comprehensive mapping of freshwater resources on Earth. The flights will play a key role in NASA’s Arctic-Boreal Vulnerability Experiment (ABoVE), which is flying [...]

Prov. Seeks Partner for Ontario Place Waterfront Reinvention

Posted on July 10, 2017
On Friday, the province of Ontario announced that is seeking a partner for Ontario Place's west island as it moves ahead on transforming the site into a vibrant, year-round waterfront destination that is innovative, fun, and engaging for residents and visitors of all ages. Ontario is searching for an anchor partner that will help realize the province's vision for the West Island of Ontario Place as a vibrant hub for culture, discovery, and innovation. The province has stipulated that any proposal must protect and enhance public access to the waterfront and visitors' ability to enjoy the unique public asset, including retaining the [...]

WesTech Engineering Appoints a New President

Posted on July 6, 2017
WesTech Engineering, Inc. announced that the Board of Directors has appointed Ralph Cutler, PE, MBA, as president. Cutler, who currently serves as WesTech’s vice president of Industrial Products and Sales, will take on the new role effective July 1. Rex Plaizier, who has been serving as both chief executive officer and president, will continue in his role as CEO. “The Board has decided to separate the duties of CEO and president to meet the growing demands of both positions, and to support WesTech’s continued growth,” said Plaizier. “After a comprehensive search to identify the best choice for president, they selected Ralph [...]

Assessment of Lake Levels, E-Flows at International Rainy, Namakan Lakes

Posted on July 6, 2017
On June 30th, 2017, the International Rainy and Namakan Lakes Rule Curves Study Board submitted its final report entitled Managing Water Levels and Flows in the Rainy River Basin to the International Joint Commission.  The Commission established the Study Board in the summer of 2015 and charged it “to evaluate options for regulating levels and flows in system in order to benefit affected interests and the system as a whole in a manner that conforms to the requirements of the Treaty.”  The study was also designed to evaluate the performance of the existing flows and lake levels in comparison to the  "State of Nature," [...]

Ont. Engineers: Municipalities Plead for Stormwater Infrastructure

Posted on July 6, 2017
The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE), the Residential & Civil Construction Alliance of Ontario (RCCAO), and the Ontario Sewer & Watermain Construction Association (OSWCA) have released a joint report entitled Weathering the Storms: Municipalities Plead for Stormwater Infrastructure Funding. The organizations partnered to better assess the province’s ability to manage the impending impacts of climate change and severe weather. “Stormwater infrastructure is extremely complicated and is significantly different from water and wastewater,” said Mark Hartley, P.Eng., water resources engineer and member of OSPE’s [...]

Vancouver Mining Firm Sets Water Reuse Strategy

Posted on July 6, 2017
Vancouver’s Goldcorp Inc. has released a report that details in part its water conservation strategy, Towards Zero Water, with the aim to reuse and recycle all water resources. In its 11th annual sustainability report, Goldcorp’s CEO, David Garofalo, writes that, “The most far-reaching announcement of the year was the launch of our Towards Zero Water initiative.” While Garofalo admits that 100 per cent recycling and reuse of water in mining operations might be an insurmountable challenge at the outset, he asserts, “Improved stewardship of water resources will give us a competitive advantage, socially, practically, and economically [...]

Canada Infrastructure Bank Announces Chairperson

Posted on July 6, 2017
Today, the Government of Canada announced the new chairperson of the board for the Canadian Infrastructure Bank (CIB), former Royal Bank of Canada Chief Administrative Officer and Chief Financial Officer, Janice Fukakusa. The Honourable Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities announced that Fukakusa has been selected as the inaugural chairperson and that the appointment was made following an open, transparent, and merit-based selection process that attracted a range of highly qualified professionals. As the National Post reported today, Minister Amarjeet Sohi has told provinces that federal infrastructure investment [...]

FER-PAL Infrastructure Hires a New Municipal Market Expansion Manager

Posted on July 5, 2017
FER-PAL Infrastructure, the watermain lining specialists, is pleased to announce that Luc Lupien has joined the business development team to manage the company’s growing market presence with municipalities across Canada. Mr. Lupien has been appointed in the newly created position of Municipal Market Expansion Manager and will be focused on expanding the company’s presence and customer service in the structural watermain lining market. He will be actively developing integrated relationships with municipal leaders and infrastructure managers to provide trenchless watermain solutions that restore urban drinking water infrastructure. With [...]

Beaconsfield, Que., Receives $8M for Water and Wastewater Systems

Posted on July 5, 2017
The Governments of Canada and Quebec are investing more than $8 million in three projects to improve water and wastewater systems in Beaconsfield. Francis Scarpaleggia, Member of Parliament for Lac-Saint-Louis, and Geoffrey Kelley, Member of the National Assembly for Jacques-Cartier and Minister Responsible for Native Affairs, today announced that the governments of Canada and Quebec are each investing more than $4.1 million for major water infrastructure projects in Beaconsfield. “These vital investments in the Montréal Region's water infrastructure reflect the Government of Canada's commitment to ensuring Canadians have access [...]

Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation Receive $17.5M for Water Infrastructure

Posted on July 5, 2017
Yesterday, Carolyn Bennett, Minister of Indigenous and Northern Affairs, along with Richard Feehan, Alberta Minister of Indigenous Relations joined Chief Tony Alexis of Alexis Nakota Sioux Nation to announce the construction of a new regional water line and water infrastructure to ensure a safe and secure water supply for the community. “It's evident that our natural water source is at risk and a water line would be essential to help protect this precious resource for future generations,” said Chief Alexis. “After working to develop partnerships with all levels of government, they have taken this positive step to ensure [...]
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