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6PPD set for priority assessment to determine toxic potential, says Environment Minister

Environment and Climate Change Canada will add 6PPD, a chemical tire preservative that can create a byproduct toxic to Pacific salmon, as a priority...
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Montreal’s new sponge park will retain 1 million litres of rainwater

Montreal is set to build its largest sponge park ever as local officials aim to increase the city’s square footage of green infrastructure to...
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New chapter of water data begins for Global Water Futures network

Global Water Futures Observatories (GWFO) officially launched in April as a new chapter of the freshwater observation network that now connects nine Canadian post-secondary...
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UWaterloo launches climate change diploma for grad students

Ontario’s University of Waterloo (UWaterloo) is offering an interdisciplinary graduate diploma in climate change that is the first of its kind in Canada.  UWaterloo officials...
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Toronto pauses stormwater charge consultations

The City of Toronto has paused its three stormwater charge public consultation sessions set for April, following the mayor’s instructions to align its potential...
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Mandatory downspout disconnection programs could be a simple and cost-effective solution to I/I problems

Norton Engineering has developed an efficient and cost-effective solution to finally get these illegal, outdated connections eliminated.
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Wetland constructed at Moncton snow disposal facility to protect waterways

Overall, results show a reduction in chloride levels between 66% to 93% when comparing water samples from the inlet and outlet of the wetland.
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Urban stormwater control measures for nutrient management

Selecting stormwater control measures (SCM) for nutrient removal can be complicated given the number of different parameters contributing to nutrient pollution and that specific SCMs are known to export nutrients. Combined with multiple pollutants of concern for waterbodies, it is important to know which nutrients are impacting a receiving waterbody and review data from the International Best Management Practices Database to select SCMs that will address nutrient loads as well as other loadings.
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Ontario hands down $266K in fines for stormwater infrastructure failure that polluted Thames River

An Ontario real estate development company, its president, a consulting firm, and its general manager, have been fined a total of $266,000 in relation...
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CWWA survey shows significant interest in natural infrastructure solutions

A new report from the Canadian Water & Wastewater Association (CWWA) reveals that more than 80% of survey respondents see the use of natural...
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Federal budget set to launch $6B Canada Housing Infrastructure Fund

The federal government has proposed a new $6-billion Canada Housing Infrastructure Fund to accelerate the construction and upgrading of critical housing infrastructure, including water,...
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Ontario opens funding for water infrastructure work that aids housing growth

In an effort to unlock more housing opportunities and support the province’s growing population, Ontario has opened up its funding applications window for $200...

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