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Researchers Develop Device to Purify Arsenic-Contaminated Water in a Single Step

A group of researchers has developed a new device that can purify and remediate arsenic-contaminated water in a single step. Using specialized polymer electrodes, the device can reduce arsenic in water by over 90 per cent while using roughly 10 times less energy than other methods. The findings of ...

DUC Releases New Report on Leveraging Wetlands to Support a Climate-Ready Ontario

Traditional flood management infrastructure can be supported by cost-effective natural flood management services that are provided by wetlands, according to research commissioned by Ducks Unlimited Canada (DUC). As part of its ongoing science program, DUC assessed how wetlands are currently integra ...

Nandita Basu Named Director of the Collaborative Water Program

Image Credit: University of Waterloo.Nandita Basu, an associate professor at the University of Waterloo, has been named as the director of the university’s Collaborative Water Program. “Nandita Basu studies the role humans play in modifying water availability and quality through changing lan ...

Michael Skinner Joins Rainmaker Worldwide as CEO

Rainmaker Worldwide Inc. announced that Michael Skinner has been appointed as the company’s chief executive officer (CEO). In his capacity as CEO, Skinner will manage the overall operations of the company. He will focus on operational efficiency, logistics, and marketing and sales as projects. He ...

Aquatic Informatics Receives Financing from CIBC Innovation Banking

CIBC Innovation Banking announced that it is providing $8 million debt financing to Aquatic Informatics. The capital will be used by the company to support growth, including strategic acquisitions. “We are proud to be working with Vancouver-based Aquatic Informatics, a company driving technologic ...

New Research Institute Aims to Bring Clarity to Canada’s Climate Choices

Dozens of academics and policy experts launched the Canadian Institute for Climate Choices, a new independent national research body. The Institute aims to bring clarity to the challenges, opportunities, and choices ahead for Canada as governments at all levels work to address climate change. It wi ...

H2Opinion on Mercury Contamination

It was in 2009 that I first learned about the mercury contamination that affected Grassy Narrows First Nation and Wabaseemoong Independent First Nation. At the time, I was an undergraduate student in the Faculty of Environmental Studies at York University and was taking a course that explored race, ...

Top Three Technology Stories of 2019

Water Canada shared a number of technology-related news stories in 2019. The three most read stories in this category are included below. WaterTAP, Ontario’s Water Sector Accelerator, Ceases Operations The Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP) ceased its operations on June 30, 2019. ...

Canada Launches Environmental Funding Programs

Jonathan Wilkinson, minister of environment and climate change, has launched a call for proposals for eight environmental funding programs. These programs will contribute to community-based projects that will have positive and measurable impacts on the environment and Canadians. “Canadians across ...

Climate Change Will Impact Urban Water Consumption: Study

Outdoor water consumption is linked to temperature, according to a recent study led by researchers at Concordia University. This information can provide city planners and water management authorities with an idea of water consumption patterns as climate change continues to push global temperatures ...