Water

SPONSORED: Earth Day 2019 – Protecting Our Species

It is almost impossible not to be aware of the alarming rate at which some of our most precious plant and wildlife populations are declining – or, worse yet, completely disappearing. It is also no secret that it is human activity that has been repeatedly identified as the root cause of these chal ...

IIASA’s Water Program Director Starts New Position in May 2019

Simon Langan, director of the water program, will be leaving International Institute for Applied System Analysis (IIASA) in May 2019 to start a new position as director of data analytics and country manager at the International Water Management Institute (IWMI) in Sri Lanka. Langan has been a part ...

Nova Scotia Receives Funding to Reduce Impacts of Coastal Flooding

Federal Minister of Rural Economic Development Bernadette Jordan and federal Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Renewal Lloyd Hines announced funding for two projects in Nova Scotia that will reduce the impact of coastal flooding along the Bay of Fundy and Minas Basin. “The Bay of Fund ...

Cheslatta Carrier Nation, Province Sign Agreements to Address Historic Wrong

More than 65 years after its lands were flooded to make way for the creation of the Nechako Reservoir, the Cheslatta Carrier Nation has signed agreements with the Province of British Columbia that provide restitution and redress for impacts suffered by the community and its peoples. In 1952, commun ...

Government of Canada Invests in Water Treatment Technology

Saltworks Technologies Inc. has received an investment of $4.4 million from the Government of Canada. This investment in Saltworks Technologies Inc. supports AirBreather, a technology that will help the oil and gas industry dispose of wastewater in a cost-effective and environmentally safe way. T ...

Saskatchewan Announces $1.3 Million in Funding to Support Producers

The Government of Saskatchewan, in partnership with Natural Resources Canada and the Saskatchewan Water Security Agency (WSA), announced $1.3 million in funding and in-kind support to help Saskatchewan producers and communities successfully manage the impacts of climate change. “Our government is ...

New Growth and Innovation Network to Support Scale Ups in Ontario

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau has announced a FedDev Ontario investment of $52.4 million to bring together three innovation hubs—Communitech, MaRS Discovery District, and Invest Ottawa. Together, they will implement the Scale-Up Platform to help innovative companies grow more quickly and contr ...

UBC Receives $1.6 Million in Funding for Research on Clean Water

A network led by the University of British Columbia (UBC) received $1.6 million in funding to transfer knowledge to practice that will improve water quality for Indigenous and non-urban communities. The funding was provided by the Networks of Centres of Excellence (NCE), a federal program that conn ...

Manitoba Unveils First Projects Under Conservation Trust

The Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation has selected the first round of projects approved under the Government of Manitoba’s $102-million Conservation Trust. The announcement was made by Premier Brian Pallister and Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires on April 15, 2019. “The Cons ...

Design Phase Underway for New Water Treatment Plant in Batchewana First Nation

Chief Sayers of Batchewana First Nation and Terry Sheehan, member of parliament for Sault Ste. Marie, announced that the design phase is underway on a new water treatment plant for Batchewana First Nation. Sheehan made the announcement on behalf of Seamus O’Regan, minister of indigenous services ...