A new global study has found that one in three large cities spend 50% more on water treatment as a result of ecological damage to their watersheds.
Approximately 75% of a municipality’s capital asset inventory is represented by water, wastewater and roads. Financial and regulatory pressure is increasing.
Approximately 75% of a municipality’s capital asset inventory is water, wastewater and roads. Yet small and medium municipalities face increasing pressures.
Engineers Canada presented the first cohort of professional engineers with the new certification of Infrastructure Resilience Professional (IRP) at a launch on June 9,...
Professional surveyors view the planet on a global scale, using a diverse set of tools such as LIDAR, UAVs, and radar, to deliver information to clients.
More than 250 university professors from across Canada, including legal scholars, political scientists, water scientists, and environmental scientists, released a statement of concern on...
In a 2005 study by the National Research Council of Canada, researchers found that social costs can add up to 400% of construction costs. This is particularly relevant when culverts are in high traffic areas or buried deeply.
By Bob Chisholm, Neville Morrison and Tim Campbell The Albion-Vaughan Sanitary Trunk Sewer is a 2.1 kilometre length of 900 mm diameter sewer, constructed through...
By Görrel Espelund In recent years, cyber-attacks against critical infrastructure, such as water utilities, have been on the increase globally. However, growing awareness doesn’t necessarily...
Municipalities are faced with a growing backlog of infrastructure needs, while funding sources remain limited and constrained.
Utilizing trenchless technologies reduce the construction footprint can have a huge impact on social, environmental and capital costs.
Perched culverts and similar hydraulic impasses represent a big problem for migrating fish. A fish ladder is intended to help alleviate this difficulty.
By Peter Davey To help reduce emissions and improve infrastructure resiliency at the municipal level, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced, March 2, 2016, $75 million...
Structural welded wire reinforcement offers several other benefits over the use of traditional rebar in precast construction
One aspect of sewer and culvert design which may come under scrutiny is how the Manning formula is used to determine size and pipe capacity for design peak flow.
It is essential to select properly rated industrial-grade online UPS systems that are designed for use in a treatment plant’s harsh environment.
It is challenging to recommend materials and products for pipeline systems if there are questions about resiliency and sustainability over the design life.
Polyethylene encasement protection has been the iron pipe industry’s first line of defense against corrosion, preventing direct contact with corrosive environments.
Too often it seems the public becomes aware of problems with services and infrastructure after a break, leak or tax hike.
The IPCC reports are based on modelled data projecting changes in climate variables, including temperature and precipitation. AR5 is based on these newly improved models, with inputs from countries all over the world.
A series of reports released by Pollution Probe and partner utility companies presents a strategic approach to enabling electric vehicle technology in ten Canadian...
The cost to replace Canada’s wastewater collection infrastructure is estimated at $70 billion, with pipelines accounting for approximately 79% of that.
The Ontario Waterpower Association is undergoing collaborative efforts to develop Best Management Practices.
Canadian engineers designing critical infrastructure are faced with a growing challenge of addressing climate change impacts.
Ontario is a priority for policymakers. Yet, its future is at risk as it stands to buckle under its own weight, given its infrastructure stock has been facing increasing pressure since the 1980s.
There are three groups that must engage and coalesce into a single entity in order to meet delivery expectations: the client, the consultant and the contractor.
The Town of Lincoln became a voluntary member of Ontario One Call in June 2013, and experienced a dramatic learning curve.
Canada enjoys a long history of world-class standards in the discipline of welding.
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