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Changes to Ontario water taking policy now open for public input

Ontario’s government has officially posted proposals in need of public input pertaining to changes around the ways water is taken and managed in the province.
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Study warns of growing wastewater impact on nutrient imbalance in lakes as more facilities...

Study warns surge in wastewater treatment may be harming ecosystem biodiversity by creating an imbalance between phosphorus and nitrogen.
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KKR and XPV Grow Water Quality Platform with Acquisition of Environmental Dynamics International (EDI)

The addition of Environmental Dynamics International accelerates the growth of the water quality platform’s nutrient management offerings through Nexom and Environmental Operating Solutions.
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Alberta energy regulator says enviro monitoring suspensions will be minimal as three First Nations...

Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, Fort McKay First Nation and Mikisew Cree First Nation stated in their appeal that they face potential health and environmental impacts and they were not consulted by the AER about the monitoring suspension.
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Saskatchewan invests $8.3M in six water infrastructure projects

Water management projects range from pumping infrastructure to flood mapping and aquatic weed removal
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New WEF report analyzes global investment gaps around risks to water security

Report identifies water as a global systemic risk that could have an annual investment gap of $670 billion in relation to water security and water investment opportunities
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Canadian researchers create biodegradable mask in response to pandemic pollution

Researchers at the University of British Columbia’s BioProducts Institute are aiming to produce what could be one of the first biodegradable N95 masks.
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Alberta town and former employee face seven charges after failed water monitoring

Bow Island faces five charges for failing to take specific samples required under the Code of Practice for a Waterworks System Consisting Solely of a Water Distribution System.
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Ontario town issues water advisory after pressure drop from power outage

A water pressure loss compromised the safety of the drinking water in a small northeastern Ontario town earlier this month, as the result of a power outage.
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COVID-19 detection methods and infectivity

WEF released an expansion document to highlight the unlikely survival of infective COVID-19 virus in feces and wastewater systems. Exposure to wastewater is not a significant transmission route for the COVID-19 virus, WEF officials wrote in their Update and Expansion on The Water Professional’s Guide to COVID-19.
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