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If it isn’t broken, don’t try to fix it

By Steve Davey As a lot of us did in the 1970s, I too desperately wanted my own car, which was a ticket to freedom,...

Learning from the highs and lows of engineering design and construction – Editorial Comment

Designing and building resilient infrastructure has become a key discussion point in recent years, largely due to severe climate change events.

Dinner with Prince Philip’s private detective in 1967 changed my career

By Tom Davey Editor’s note: Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh passed away on April 9th just two months shy of his 100th birthday. A dynamic...
Editorial comment by Steve Davey

What did the Trump presidency mean for the environment and for Canada?

Back in ES&E’s February 2017 issue, I commented that like it or not, Canadians would have to accept that Donald J. Trump had become the 45th President of the United States. This put many long-standing political issues in flux, including cross-border trade, infrastructure, water, climate change, etc.
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How can we strengthen the environmental industry workforce?

How can we make it possible for everyone to have a fair chance to work in Canada's environmental, water and wastewater sectors?
Steve Davey Editorial Comment

New book outlines economic solutions for a planet in crisis

Rejecting the old left wing/right wing ideologies, Tom Rand, author of Climate Capitalism: Economic Solutions for a Planet in Crisis, believes a more pragmatic view capable of delivering practical solutions to this critical problem is needed.
Steve Davey editorial

Looking for a “New Deal” to foster post pandemic economic recovery

We are now six months into the COVID-19 pandemic and I am sure that Canada’s consulting engineers, equipment manufacturers, and contractors are hopeful any forthcoming infrastructure spending gets appropriately allocated to the water and wastewater sectors.
Steve Davey editorial

2020 – The year the earth stood still

By Steve Davey “The Day the Earth Stood Still” is a classic 1951 film about a humanoid alien visitor named Klaatu that comes to Earth,...
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Useful articles and resources to help you navigate COVID-19

To help those with environmental responsibilities navigate the ongoing COVID-19 situation, we've created this page to gather resources and articles relating to water, wastewater and environmental protection fields, including industry event updates.

Canada’s water supply sector under fire once again

The December editorial comment by Steve Davey looks at recent reporting around lead levels in Canada's drinking water. It also discusses ongoing efforts by municipalities and utilities to reduce exposure to lead in drinking water.

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