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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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It is important to monitor the condition of aging asbestos cement watermains

Relying only on thickness measurement may mean condemning pipe prematurely when it still has substantial strength that will allow additional service life.
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Protecting a northern mine leachate spillway with concrete canvas

Concrete Canvas® is a new class of construction material called geosynthetic cementitious composite mats. Used for a wide range of erosion control applications, Concrete Canvas has numerous benefits that make it an attractive product.
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Lessons learned while replacing aging watermain

City of Vaughan, Ont., and Chisholm, Fleming and Associates maximizes use of trenchless construction to replace two-kilometre section of badly deteriorated watermain.
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Northern communities could benefit from renewable energy systems

Program assists Canadian First Nation communities wanting to replace diesel, but cost curves of diesel versus clean energy stack the cards against change for many small and cash-strapped communities.
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Addressing Iqaluit’s water emergency with innovative engineering, ecosystem protection

At risk of an over-winter water shortage each year, Iqaluit, Nunavut, has begun to study the feasibility of additional sources and storage of water, with the aim of implementing a permanent additional supply to Lake Geraldine by 2026.
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Scientific assessments of climate change in northern regions

Large parts of northern Canada are warming faster than other parts of the planet, causing local impacts and requiring engineering strategies to address them.
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Understanding what affects pump pressure head loss

This article looks at the fundamentals of pumping in relation to pump pressures, head loss and the effects of pumping different fluids.
Canadian Infrastructure Report Card 2019

Infrastructure report card paves way for post election discussions

The Canadian Infrastructure Report Card 2019 found that “a concerning amount of municipal infrastructure is in poor or very poor condition”. With the federal election now finished, the associations who produced the Report Card will now be focused on getting infrastructure funded and built.
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New report finds Canada’s public infrastructure ‘at risk’

A recent report from a number of infrastructure-related associations shows a significant amount of public infrastructure in Canada is aging and in poor condition....

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10 tips to manage environmental risk during uncertain times

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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