Infrastructure

UPS systems keep water facilities operating reliably

It is essential to select properly rated industrial-grade online UPS systems that are designed for use in a treatment plant’s harsh environment.
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Shifting the conversation from sustainable to resilient pipeline systems

It is challenging to recommend materials and products for pipeline systems if there are questions about resiliency and sustainability over the design life.
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Corrosion control of ductile iron pipe with polyethylene encasement

Polyethylene encasement protection has been the iron pipe industry’s first line of defense against corrosion, preventing direct contact with corrosive environments.

Making it personal: Bringing infrastructure awareness to the public

Too often it seems the public becomes aware of problems with services and infrastructure after a break, leak or tax hike.

Implications of climate change on Ontario’s municipal infrastructure

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.
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What increasing electric vehicle use means for utilities

A series of reports released by Pollution Probe and partner utility companies presents a strategic approach to enabling electric vehicle technology in ten Canadian...

Helping municipalities save on infrastructure renewal

The cost to replace Canada’s wastewater collection infrastructure is estimated at $70 billion, with pipelines accounting for approximately 79% of that.

Best management practices for waterpower projects

The Ontario Waterpower Association is undergoing collaborative efforts to develop Best Management Practices.
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Consultants must respond to climate change impacts on infrastructure design

Canadian engineers designing critical infrastructure are faced with a growing challenge of addressing climate change impacts.
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Understanding the true value of infrastructure spending

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.

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