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During the current COVID-19 pandemic there are many competing priorities, including environmental legal obligations that remain in force. At the same time, the pandemic will create new challenges in fulfilling these duties.

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COVID-19 leads San Diego County water plant workers to live on-site

As California, the most populous state in the U.S., ordered its nearly 40 million residents to stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19,...
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COVID-19 resources for waste and water professionals

Various industry water organizations across North America are creating online resources to keep water and sanitation practitioners and providers armed with relevant knowledge about...
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New wastewater spreadsheets added to Canada’s open-data website

Canada’s wastewater data is finally wading further into the realm of transparency thanks to Environment Canada’s latest additions to the federal Open Data website. The...

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Yukon settles Corix lawsuit over troubled wastewater plant

The Yukon government says it will no longer be pursuing its $39.5-million lawsuit filed in 2017 against Corix Water Systems, the company that built...
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J.L. Richards acquires LCI Engineering

J.L. Richards & Associates Limited (JLR) has acquired Ottawa-based engineering firm LCI Engineering Inc. (LCI), the company announced on March 9, 2020. JLR said...
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Bishop Water BioCord Reactors to be distributed in Chile by Novatech

BioCord™ Reactors will now be available in South America as part of a new distribution agreement with Novatech, Bishop Water Technologies announced on February...
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Manitoba announces wastewater and flood protection investments

Manitoba will provide more than $61 million to support the upgrade of the City of Portage la Prairie’s Water Pollution Control Facility, Premier Brian...
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Lac Seul First Nation opens water treatment plant after 17-year water advisory

Northwestern Ontario’s Lac Seul First Nation recently celebrated the grand opening of a new water treatment plant in Kejick Bay, ending a 17-year drinking...
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Okanagan region facing six-fold increase of scorching summer days, report warns

New climate modelling projections are forecasting warmer summers, warmer winters and increased precipitation all year round in British Columbia’s Okanagan region for the decades...
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Yukon’s Dawson City exploring lagoons to replace troubled wastewater plant

Dawson City and the Yukon government are in the early stages of creating a plan to replace its problematic seven-year-old wastewater plant with a...
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B.C.’s CRD biosolids application plan generates some backlash

British Columbia’s Capital Regional District (CRD) Board decision to overturn a ban on the spreading of biosolids is generating some backlash among residents who...
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Water Research Foundation accepting pre-proposals for the Unsolicited Research Program

The Water Research Foundation (WRF) announced it is now accepting pre-proposals for the Unsolicited Research Program. The program funds novel, transformative research and innovation...
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‘Do Not Flush’ wipes labelling Bill making headway in California

California legislators have shown early support for a critical environmental Bill to rebrand hygienic wet wipes marked “flushable” with written warnings about potential clogs. Bill...
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Canada lays out case for plastics ban with new science assessment of harm

With Canada’s single-use plastics ban on track for 2021, a new federal science report aims to back up the landmark move with hard evidence...
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New study aims to quantify potential for wastewater nutrient recovery

A new international study aims to provide insights into the global and regional potential of the some 380 billion m3 of wastewater produced annually...

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