Water

Research Explores Impact of BMPs in Stormwater Management

A recent study in the Journal of Water Management, investigated best management practices (BMPs) in stormwater management. The research, Water Quality Performance of In-Series BMPs, examined “the possible flow paths followed by stormwater as it passes from one BMP to another, and evaluate the ove ...

Sask. Leadership Hopefuls Questioned on Infrastructure and Services

As Saskatchewan’s New Democratic Party (NDP) and Saskatchewan Party (SP) are in the midst of leadership campaigns, the Saskatchewan Urban Municipalities Association (SUMA) engaged the leadership candidates for their positions on important municipal infrastructure and services. In the letter sent ...

Alberta and NWT Release First Progress Report on Bilateral Transboundary Water Agreement

The Government of Alberta and the Government of the Northwest Territories have released a report regarding year one of implementation of the Alberta-Northwest Territories Transboundary Water Management Agreement to maintain the ecological integrity of our shared waters. Working Together to Manage ...

CCME Water Quality Index Releases New App

The Canadian Council of Environment Ministers (CCME) has released the Water Quality Index 2.0 application and CCME Water Quality Index User’s Manual 2017 Update, replacing the Water Quality Index 1.2 published in 2011. The revised and updated index provides a consistent approach to summariz ...

Regional District of Central Kootenay Completes Water Systems Upgrades

The Regional District of Central Kootenay (RDCK) is pleased to announce that, as of November 10, 2017, two major components of the Erickson water system infrastructure replacement project have been completed. The original 11km long 1929 Arrow Creek main line is now fully pressurized, and the Ericks ...

Sparwood, B.C. Searches for a New Source of Drinking Water

The District of Sparwood, British Columbia has commenced work on locating a new community drinking water supply near Cummings Creek. An Environmental Assessment Report joint submission by the District and Teck earlier this fall included the replacement of Well #3. Wells #1 and #2 remain unaffected, ...

Day One, Great Lakes Day on Parliament Hill Met With Support

Canada and the U.S. have an long legacy of strong diplomatic ties that have been fostered through security, trade, and co-management of the Great Lakes. Acknowledging that the link between Canada and U.S. states in the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence region is crucial to both nations’ prosper ...

New Brunswick’s Tobique Generating Station Opens Fish Passage

Yesterday, New Brunswick Power announced that a fish passage has been completed at Tobique Generating Station. Improved survival rates of wild Atlantic salmon and other fish species on the St. John River watershed is the goal of a downstream fish passage, which was unveiled yesterday. The passagewa ...

Manulife Issues Green Bonds That Align with SDGs on Water

Canada’s Manulife Financial Corporation is the first life insurance company to enter the green bonds market. Manulife has completed its previously announced offering in Singapore of 500 million Singapore dollars principal amount of 3.00 per cent subordinated notes due November 21st, 2029 and havi ...

Why you shouldn’t believe all those predictions of a stormy, snowy winter

’Tis the season for seasonal forecasts. And already Canadians are being told to get set for a whale of a winter ahead. But what’s the real scientific weight behind these ultra-long term weather predictions? Not much, it turns out. Earlier this month, officials with the US National Oceanic and ...