Alberta The government of Alberta announced on May 29, 2017, more than $131 million from the Water for Life and the Alberta Municipal Water/Wastewater Partnership...
Funding was recently announced for a number of environmental and infrastructure projects across Canada. Environmental Science & Engineering Magazine has compiled these announcements and...
Infrastructure funding was recently announced for water and wastewater projects in south central Saskatchewan and Montebello, Quebec. Saskatchewan funding The governments of Canada and Saskatchewan, along...
Bioenergy is low-carbon energy or fuel made from agricultural products such as crops and livestock waste. The government of Alberta is committing $60-million to...
Newfoundland and Labrador announced millions in funding for two wastewater projects in the province on February 13, 2017. Gander Over $22 million in joint funding was...
When it comes to water, we see the same disparity. North Americans use more than 4,000 litres per person per day, compared with 1,800 litres in India, about 1,200 litres in China, and remarkably, less than 500 litres in Denmark.
The Langley Concrete Group of Companies announced October 18, 2016 that their Chilliwack, B.C. production facility has been certified to two of Canadian Standards...
Data from the U.S. reveals that opportunistic premise plumbing pathogens in water supply systems, such as Legionella, are driving up healthcare costs.
During construction of a new contact tank and clearwell, the existing water reservoir developed a leak, flooding the site and decommissioning the reservoir.
Energy neutral wastewater treatment is one area where operators can address growing sustainability expectations, while not risking any economic viability.
The Smart City movement focuses on how digital technology can improve efficiency, reduce environmental impact and enhance livability in urban settings.
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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