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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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Volkswagen ordered to pay $196.5 million for federal environmental offences

In the Ontario Court of Justice, Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft (Volkswagen AG), a German-based car manufacturer, was ordered to pay an unprecedented $196.5 million fine after...
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Corporate sustainability data disclosure flatlining, warns report

Toronto-based research company Corporate Knights says its latest report showing a flatlining of corporate sustainability data and disclosure is surprising and “counterintuitive” given investors'...
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Canada opens new funding rounds for eight environmental programs

Environment and Climate Change Canada is opening its annual call for proposals for eight environmental funding programs that support a variety of areas.

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New technique could accelerate methane production from FOG and food waste

University of Alberta engineers found that adding conductive materials to fats, oils and grease and waste products could boost methane production by 70%.
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Water experts named to Order of Canada for life’s work

Canada’s Governor General, Julie Payette, announced the 2019 list of recipients set to receive the Order of Canada, including a number for their work...
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All eyes on Nova Scotia’s transition through Northern Pulp paper mill closure

Days before Christmas, Nova Scotia Premier Stephen McNeil announced he was keeping his promise to the Pictou Landing First Nation and would not allow...
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Alberta village shuts down new wastewater system for winter

Municipal officials of a small Alberta village one hour southwest of Edmonton have decided to shut down and winterize the Summer Village of Ma-Me-O...
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Manitoba shifts to new system that allows for better watershed planning

Manitoba’s new Watershed Districts Act has transitioned 18 provincial conservation districts to 14 new watershed districts with boundaries based on watersheds. Proclaimed on January 1,...
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Understanding the effects of melting glaciers on drinking water

A new project at the University of Alberta aims to provide insight into the current and future quality of drinking water in western Canada,...
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Cruise ship scrubber discharges may endanger B.C.’s remaining killer whales

British Columbia cruise ships may be endangering aquatic life by using exhaust gas cleaning systems, or scrubbers, to remove sulphur oxides from heavy fuel...
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Toronto set to begin $3B bypass tunnel project to keep CSOs out of waterways

A tunnel boring machine (TBM) named Donnie is nearly ready to dig the City of Toronto’s new 10.5-kilometre long Coxwell Bypass Tunnel, in a...
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Cornwall says cities need protection from Ontario legislation that could increase water contamination risk

The Ontario City of Cornwall wants municipalities to be legally protected if the provincial government makes a decision that could negatively impact water quality. Councillor...
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Report looks to create new standard for reducing inflow and infiltration

A new report compiles methods that can be applied when sewers are first constructed to limit the risk of inflow and infiltration, highlighting the...
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Endress+Hauser releases new Memosens CCS51D free chlorine sensor

The new Memosens CCS51D sensor for free chlorine from Endress+Hauser provides extremely fast, high precision measured values, critical for protecting people and systems from...
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Pulsar Process Measurement and Greyline Instruments announce amalgamation

Instrumentation and monitoring companies Pulsar Process Measurement Ltd. and Greyline Instruments Inc. announced their amalgamation on December 19, 2019. Pulsar Process Measurement manufactures and supplies...

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