Water

Fort McMurray Wades Ahead on Flood Mitigation Project

At last week’s council meeting for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo (RMWB), specifications for the design, construction, and financing of ongoing flood mitigation projects in Fort McMurray were addressed. Since 2013, the RMWB has installed several flood mitigation structures. Recently, t ...

Funding for Disaster Mitigation Project in Peace River, AB

The governments of Canada and Alberta announced investment in a disaster mitigation project for the Town of Peace River, to protect the town and its water infrastructure from landslides. A landslide in June 2016 significantly impacted utility lines, roadways, and buildings surrounding the 99 ...

Tofino, BC Awarded Grant for Flood Mapping Project

The District of Tofino has been awarded a $150,000 grant from the Community Emergency Preparedness Fund for the District of Tofino Flood Mapping Project. The project will map flood plains, sea level rise planning areas, and identify tsunami evacuation routes and safe areas. The funding comes from ...

Nfld. Communities Working to Remove Debris from Public Water Supply

Newfoundland and Labrador’s Department of Municipal Affairs and Environment is working with the Town of Deer Lake and the Town of Reidville on plans for the safe removal of debris from a Protected Public Water Supply area. In April 2017, the department received complaints from a resident who had ...

BioAmber Gets Little Love From Investors on Valentine’s Day

by Debra Fiakas Management of sustainable chemical developer BioAmber (BIOA:  NYSE; BIOA:  TSX) have not been feeling much love from the capital markets.  The BioAmber team just wants some consideration for its proprietary platform for production of bio-based succinic acid.  Historically su ...

Nfld. Installs New, Real-Time Monitoring on the Lower Churchill River

The Government of Newfoundland and Labrador is enhancing community partnership and water level monitoring on the lower Churchill River by installing new monitoring stations and initiating a Community River Watch Program. Seven new water level and climate monitoring stations have been activated in t ...

York Region Approves Updated Corporate Asset Management Policy

The Regional Municipality of York has updated its Corporate Asset Management Policy, improving the coordination and affordability in the management of over $5 billion in water and wastewater assets. Since the region initially adopted its Corporate Asset Management Policy in 2013, its total asset h ...

Island Water Technologies Receives $500K in Seed Capital

Island Water Technologies Inc. (IWT) has announced a $500,000 seed capital investment by Island Capital Partners and Natural Products Canada for water technology commercialization. The deal comes on the heels of a string of successes for IWT, including its recent acceptance into esteemed water acce ...

Orillia, Ont. Awards Contract for Second Phase of Smart Meter Installation

At its February 12th, 2018 meeting, the City Council of Orillia, Ontario awarded a contract to Wamco Municipal Products to complete the installation of smart meters for water use. Installation of the technology will take place throughout 2018. The smart meters will assist the city and its residents ...

Ontario Recognized Freshwater Users in Inaugural Rural Leader Award

Ontario has recognized innovative leadership in rural communities through the inaugural Rural Ontario Leaders Awards, winners of the award include innovative freshwater users. Jeff Leal, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, announced the recipients of the awards at a ceremony in Newcast ...