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A Canadian’s guide to WEFTEC 2019

Every fall, thousands of water professionals from across the globe gather for the Water Environment Federation's annual tradeshow and conference known as WEFTEC. This...
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Quebec targets hydro plant’s dissolved gas for fish death events

The Quebec Ministry of the Environment has accused a Masson-Angers based hydroelectric plant of being responsible for a series of fish deaths in the...
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Stormwater management funding announced for Western Irrigation District

Support for flooding and stormwater management in the Calgary area was announced by Infrastructure Canada for Stage 1 of the Western Irrigation District's Cooperative...


Global study warns of declining calcium levels in freshwater lakes

Calcium levels integral to the reproduction and survival of many aquatic organisms in Europe and eastern North American freshwater lakes are declining towards critically...
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Quebec dry cleaner fined and ordered to study chemical management

The owner of a Quebec-based dry cleaning company has pled guilty and has been fined $77,000 for contravening a series of federal environmental laws...
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Canada funds wastewater upgrades in Yukon, Manitoba and Nova Scotia

Infrastructure Canada announced funding last week for a range of water and wastewater projects in Manitoba, the Yukon and Nova Scotia. Manitoba  The federal government is...
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Alberta contractor charged after failing to remove creek-damaging bridge

Alberta has laid Water Act charges against a contracting firm that ignored an order filed by the province last October to remove a bridge...

BC leadership ‘waned’ on water protection, auditor general warns

British Columbia’s Ministry of Health and its Provincial Health Officer are not taking the actions needed to protect or adequately report on drinking water...

Simple chlorination device cuts child diarrhea by almost a quarter in urban Bangladesh

A novel water treatment device that delivers chlorine automatically via public taps without the need for electricity, was able to reduce child diarrhea by...
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Orlick Industries named BSI Canada’s 2018 Award of Excellence winner

BSI, the business improvement company, has announced that Orlick Industries Ltd. has been awarded the 2018 BSI Canada Award of Excellence. BSI Group Canada...
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Water system optimization helps Blueberry River First Nation

Blueberry River First Nation sought help to increase the quality and quantity of drinking water that its water treatment plant could produce, until a...

Water and wastewater infrastructure challenges in a changing climate

The water industry is on the front line of the climate crisis. Water underpins agriculture, industry and sanitation and is essential for our daily...
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Ontario company invents new machine to clean produce and kill pathogens

The method uses ultraviolet light and vaporized hydrogen peroxide to kill 99% of pathogens and can increase the shelf life of produce. Read the...

Improvements in stormwater management spurred by Low Impact Development techniques

Low Impact Development for dealing with stormwater is a concept first advanced in 1990 and can now be seen across North America. Green roofs,...
Muskwa River outfall construction site

Design and construction of an innovative effluent outfall in the challenging Muskwa River

Designing and constructing a treated wastewater outfall in British Columbia's Muskwa River poised many challenges to engineers and contractors. This project incorporated innovative design...

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