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Concordia researchers analyze alternative factors for water main breaks

While age, material and diameter are most often the culprits when it comes to water main breaks, a pair of Concordia University researchers has...
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Montreal’s new sponge park will retain 1 million litres of rainwater

Montreal is set to build its largest sponge park ever as local officials aim to increase the city’s square footage of green infrastructure to...
GWFO

New chapter of water data begins for Global Water Futures network

Global Water Futures Observatories (GWFO) officially launched in April as a new chapter of the freshwater observation network that now connects nine Canadian post-secondary...
INSPIRE

Canada invests $15M to support biomanufacturing supply chain for wastewater surveillance

New federal funding of $15 million will help to support a wastewater surveillance network and bolster Canada’s biomanufacturing sector to improve health sector supply...
Dr. Sara Beck

UBC researcher focuses on small-scale water filtration, disinfection for rural areas

New research at the University of British Columbia is aimed at removing microbial and chemical contaminants from water and wastewater in decentralized settings at...
Red River spill

Eight Manitoba First Nations file lawsuit over Red River sewage spill

Eight Manitoba First Nations have filed a $4.8-billion lawsuit against the City of Winnipeg, as well as the federal and provincial governments, over a...
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Two small town U.S. water facilities targeted by Russian hackers

Two small U.S. towns of about 5,000 residents had water treatment infrastructure targeted by two separate Russian hacking groups in recent months. The most recent...
Walkerton Clean Water Centre partnership

Walkerton Clean Water Centre offers hands-on water treatment training at Confederation College

In a new partnership, the Walkerton Clean Water Centre (WCWC) has had a successful first run incorporating its “Operation of Conventional Treatment Processes” course...
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Toronto pauses stormwater charge consultations

The City of Toronto has paused its three stormwater charge public consultation sessions set for April, following the mayor’s instructions to align its potential...
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Collingwood, New Tecumseth agree to move forward with WTP expansion

Despite the escalation of costs associated with expanding the Raymond A. Barker Water Treatment Plant in the Town of Collingwood, Ontario, local officials have...
WWTP innovation tour

Manitoba’s Selkirk WWTP honoured for innovation, sustainability

Manitoba’s Red River Basin Commission (RRBC) has honoured the City of Selkirk’s wastewater treatment plant with the North Chapter Award, which recognizes the community’s...
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Samsung turns to wastewater to meet growing water demands from semiconductor market

With the amount of water required by Samsung Semiconductor expected to more than double by 2030, the South Korean multinational manufacturing conglomerate has formed...

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