Water

Great Lakes Commissioners Endorse Water Infrastructure Plan

The Great Lakes Commission (GLC) has endorsed a joint action plan to address the growing water infrastructure crisis in the Great Lakes region, including drinking water, wastewater, stormwater, and conveyance. The plan outlines actions to address a backlog in needed upgrades and repairs to wa ...

Trillium Foundation Grant for Agricultural Conesrvation Projects

Agricultural producers in Ontario will soon have more opportunities to establish ALUS conservation projects on their farms, thanks to a $695,900 grant from the Ontario Trillium Foundation (OTF). Ontario Nature’s executive director Caroline Schultz and ALUS Canada’s CEO Bryan Gilvesy ann ...

Clearford Water Systems Signs MOU to Access Indian Markets

Ottawa, Ontario-based Clearford Water Systems Inc. today announced that it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Tata Projects Ltd. (TPL) to promote implementation of Clearford’s proprietary and award-winning wastewater collection and treatment system (Clearford One) in India an ...

New Wastewater Treatment Plant Begins Operation in Owen Sound, Ont.

Representatives gathered yesterday to celebrate the official opening of the newly-constructed Owen Sound Wastewater Treatment Plant in Ontario. The plant upgrades, which have been underway since August of 2014, represent the single largest project undertaken in the city’s history with a construct ...

Canadian Green Tech ceases publishing

It is with regret that I announce today that Canadian Green Tech will no longer be publishing articles, insights or news. The Canadian Green Tech Weekly Briefing, the main instrument for reaching readers, will also stop publication.  Over the last eight+ years, I have witnessed a major shift in ...

How We Talk About Climate Change and Stormwater

The way we speak about climate change is important. A recent video from the website Vox, produced by Carlos Maza and Coleman Lowndes, tackles how media coverage of extreme weather events, specifically hurricanes Harvey and Irma, creates barriers to preventative action in the form of policy and infr ...

Q: Pat: Can you take a quick look at NextEra Energy (NEE) for me? Thank you.

A: NextEra Energy Inc., $147.90, symbol NEE on New York (Shares outstanding: 468.2 million; Market cap: $69.4 billion; www.nexteraenergy.com), (formerly FPL Group, Inc.) is a holding company for Florida Power & Light Company (FPL), which provides electricity to 4.9 million customers in a 27,650-squ ...

Nunatsiavut: Muskrat Falls Failing to Curb Methylmercury Accumulation

Nunatsiavut President Johannes Lampe has released a statement declaring that he’s disappointed that a key commitment to help mitigate downstream methylmercury impacts from the Muskrat Falls project is not being honoured. “When we met with Newfoundland and Labrador Premier Dwight Ball last Octob ...

Study Details Phosphorus Recycling Between Lake Mud and Water

In a new study, Internal phosphorus loading in Canadian fresh waters: a critical review and data analysis, scientists investigated a significant, but poorly understood, process in Canada’s aquatic ecosystems: the recycling of phosphorus between mud at the bottom of lakes and the overlying water. ...

WWF Study Demonstrates Best Practices in E-Flows

Human health and well-being are intrinsically linked to the health of water systems that support communities. A new study by the United Kingdom’s branch of the World Wildlife Fund (WWF-UK) has surveyed global best practices in implementing e-flows, referring to the timing and volume of river ...