Water

Laundry in Canada and U.S. Releases Trillions of Plastic Microfibres: Study

A study by Ocean Wise estimates that 878 tonnes of plastic microfibres are released from household laundry in Canada and the United States through wastewater treatment plants every year. This is the equivalent weight of 10 blue whales collectively into rivers, lakes, and oceans. With microplastic p ...

Canature Partners with UV-LED Solutions Provider Acuva Technologies

Acuva Technologies, a company based in British Columbia that provides advanced UV-LED water purification solutions, has partnered with Canature, a manufacturer of residential and commercial water treatment systems and components in China. “This partnership with Acuva helps us achieve our mission ...

Stormwater Management Study Led by CVC Receives FCM Funding

Credit Valley Conservation (CVC) received $175,000 from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities to determine the most cost-effective stormwater management system for the City of Mississauga’s Southdown District, located in southwest Mississauga. This funding will help CVC and our partners asses ...

U.S. Geological Survey Launches Method to Calculate Streamflows

The U.S. Geological Survey has developed a method that will support its popular StreamStats application for the first time in a watershed shared by two countries. “StreamStats is a Web-based Geographic Information Systems (GIS) application that provides users with access to an assortment of analy ...

City of Ottawa Committee Recommends Upgrades to WWTP

The City of Ottawa’s Standing Committee on Environmental Protection, Water, and Waste Management recommended that Council approve upgrades to the cogeneration system at the Robert O. Pickard Environmental Centre. With the upgrades, the City of Ottawa could save an additional $80 million in util ...

Tecta-PDS Partners with International Triathlon Union

Tecta-PDS announced that it has partnered with the International Triathlon Union (ITU) for delivering fast and reliable microbiological water quality tests in ITU sanctioned events. The Tecta portable laboratory, already implemented in the 2019 ITU World Triathlon Olympic Qualification Event in Tok ...

Swim Drink Fish Gala Helps Connect Canadians to Local Waters

September 28th marked a big night for water in Canada as 200 Canadian artists, athletes, philanthropists, and leaders gathered at the Fairmont Hotel Vancouver for the fourth semi-annual Swim Drink Fish Gala, presented by Delta Land Development. “The Swim Drink Fish movement is a global community, ...

First Nations Coalition Announces Campaign for Safe Drinking Water

A First Nations coalition will be launching a campaign to recognize the human right to safe drinking water in First Nations communities. This campaign is in response to inaction by successive federal governments, including the Trudeau government, according to the coalition. “Unsafe drinking water ...

Parking the Water

When construction projects involve multi-level underground parking in areas with strained sewer capacity, it can present challenges in cities with aging infrastructure. Antiquated combined sewer systems can result in untreated wastewater and pollutants entering our local lakes, rivers, and streams ...

Manitoba Seeks Feedback on Watershed Management Regulations

The Manitoba government has launched public consultations on two draft regulations to support a true approach to watershed management in the province. “Our government is committed to developing watershed management strategies that promote sustainability and resilience, and solidify watershed dist ...