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UBC students win WEF award for airport de-icing runoff treatment system

Four students from the University of British Columbia are winners of the Water Environment Federation’s 2019 Student Design Competition for their Vancouver International Airport...

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City of Ottawa moving forward with rebate for lead pipe replacement program

City of Ottawa homeowners with lead water pipes that connect to non-lead city pipes are now eligible for a rebate of up to $1,000,...
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Winnipeg aims for cost-sharing to aid $909M wastewater centre upgrades

Four major capital infrastructure project proposals totalling just shy of $1 billion will come before the City of Winnipeg’s Executive Policy Committee later this...

New PFAS report urges lawmakers to clean up polluted sites to protect Great Lakes

A new National Wildlife Federation report in the U.S. is calling on lawmakers to step up water protection against contamination from the large group...

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Unserviced portion of North Okanagan to build $36.9M wastewater system

A wastewater recovery system for British Columbia’s North Okanagan district will soon prevent septic system contaminants from leaching into Swan Lake, now that a...
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Canadian water policy yet to emerge from most parties as election nears

With Canada's federal election less than two months away, more questions are being asked around parties’ environmental policies, and in particular, their policy plans...
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Canada infrastructure funding puts wastewater in the spotlight

Following a very busy two weeks of a busy year for federal water infrastructure funding announcements across Canada, ES&E reviews some of the highlights...
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Human health impact from microplastics in drinking water needs further study, WHO finds

The World Health Organization (WHO) has reviewed 50 studies that examine the presence of microplastics, particularly in drinking water. But the review has found...
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Report finds a lack of trust between Ontario government and environmental community

Ontario’s environmental stewardship community and the provincial government must “address the chasm of mistrust that exists between them” says a new report from the...
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Risk modelling for critical pipeline assets

As water distribution assets continue to deteriorate and cities continue to grow, more utilities are using risk models to plan their water pipe replacement...
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Continuous insulation resistance testing can prevent wastewater pump motor failure

Wastewater treatment plants rely heavily on motors for critical applications and to maintain service objectives and treatment quality levels. Therefore, it is important to...
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Monitoring algal blooms and dissolved oxygen to improve lake water quality

To better understand the interplay between nutrients, algae growth and dissolved oxygen, a sampling program at Swan Lake in Victoria, British Columbia, collected data...
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Comparing spiral and corrugated tube heat exchangers for wastewater

Spiral heat exchangers are synonymous with wastewater treatment due to high-fouling risks, viscous fluids and fibres or solids content. However, in many situations the...
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Wastewater reuse can help Canada’s dairy industry

The Canadian dairy industry is a major economic contributor, employing roughly 221,000 people and keeping almost 1 million dairy cows. Rising water and wastewater...
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Treating variable strength landfill leachate and wastewater

Landfill leachate is characterized by extreme biological oxygen demand and ammonia spikes. Changing temperatures, precipitation and waste collection makes operating landfill leachate wastewater treatment...
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Craft brewery cuts water consumption by 10%

With support from the Region of Waterloo and Partners in Project Green, craft brewer Waterloo Brewing achieved major efficiencies in water and energy use,...

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