Water

Declining Calcium Levels in Freshwater Lakes Have Negative Impacts on Some Species

A new global study evaluated how calcium concentrations are changing in freshwater lakes around the world. The study revealed that in widespread areas in Europe and eastern North America, calcium levels are declining towards levels that can be critically low for the reproduction and survival of ma ...

Gov’t of Canada and City of Toronto Invest in Waterfront Shoreline

Funding for the Toronto waterfront shoreline and tree canopy project, which will protect this area against future flooding, has been announced. The announcement was made by James Maloney, member of parliament for Etobicoke–Lakeshore; Julie Dabrusin, member of parliament for Toronto-Danforth; John ...

Conservation Authorities Stunned by a Letter from the Gov’t of Ontario

Conservation authorities (CAs) and Conservation Ontario are stunned by a letter that was circulated by the Government of Ontario recommending that CAs start shutting down any programs not related to their ‘core mandate.’ The Government of Ontario described the proposed changes to the Conservati ...

Columbia Basin Trust Secures $2 Million for LiDAR Mapping Project

The Columbia Basin Trust brought partners together to secure a $2-million project that will collect LiDAR and orthophoto imagery of major water bodies near populated areas across a majority of the southern part of the Columbia Basin. The state-of-the-art data that will help several Columbia Basin c ...

Wabush, N.L. Receives Funding for New Industrial Wastewater Treatment Plant

Funding for a new industrial wastewater treatment plant in Wabush, Newfoundland and Labrador has been announced by Yvonne Jones, member of parliament for Labrador, Lisa Dempster, minister of municipal affairs and environment, and Ron Barron, mayor of the Town of Wabush. “Making sure that communit ...

Okanagan Indian Band Files Suit Against Federal Government

The Okanagan Indian Band (OKIB) has filed a suit in Federal Court against the Government of Canada over its failure to ensure the safety of drinking water. According to Okanagan Chief Byron Louis, “the federal government has put the lives of our people at risk.” The action revolves around drink ...

SPONSORED: SENTRY Solves Industrial Loading Issue at Montague WWTP

Industrial loading from two new local breweries was identified as a potential issue for the Montague wastewater treatment plant (WWTP). The facility manager wanted to quantify if these new businesses were contributing to excess organic loading into the facility and explore if they could work with t ...

SPONSORED: SENTRY Solves Industrial Loading Issue at Montague WWTP

Industrial loading from two new local breweries was identified as a potential issue for the Montague wastewater treatment plant (WWTP). The facility manager wanted to quantify if these new businesses were contributing to excess organic loading into the facility and explore if they could work with t ...

New Standards for Wastewater Treatment in Northern Communities

Northern communities now have access to two new standardization resources that provide important strategies to integrate climate resilience into building and infrastructure design, guides, and codes. Specifically, CSA Group recently published: A new standard – Planning, Design, Operation, and M ...

SDTC Funds BC Wastewater Cleantech Venture

Sustainable Development Technology Canada recently expanded its reach by piloting seed funding to find and support Canada’s most promising early-stage cleantech entrepreneurs. To do so, SDTC is partnering with up to eight incubators and accelerators across the country. Of particular note, Pani En ...