Stormwater

Sewage overflow tunnel projects underway in Ottawa, Toronto

Ontario’s two largest population centres, Toronto and Ottawa, are both working on elaborate tunnel projects intended to keep sewage overflow from spilling into local...

Stormwater ponds not a major source of greenhouse gas emissions, study finds

Stormwater ponds, a ubiquitous feature in developed landscapes worldwide, are not a significant source of climate-warming nitrous oxide, a new study finds.
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Improving large scale flood forecasting and preparation

By monitoring weather and hydrologic conditions municipalities and regions can better respond to extreme weather like floods and improve climate resilience.
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Developing new stormwater treatment designs for trapping contaminants of concern

By Devrim Kaya, Allen P. Davis and Birthe V. Kjellerup For more than 50 years, environmental scientists, natural resource managers and regulatory agencies have recognized...
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Canada’s ETV protocol sets a high bar for evaluating OGS devices

There are many products being marketed as being effective for separation of oil and sediment, however, a closer examination is required to determine if marketing claims really hold up.
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New tool improves Low Impact Development stormwater systems

Free for users, the LID TTT was developed by Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program (STEP Water), a partnership between Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, Credit Valley Conservation, and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority.

How one Ontario city doubled its stormwater funding

By David Nesseth It took five years of behind-the-scenes legwork before the Ontario city of Mississauga made a dedicated stormwater fee a reality. But now,...
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Lessons learned: Solar projects present unique stormwater management challenges

A review of issues with stormwater management at solar projects, including sediment, impacts that were caused and remedial measures taken.

Stormceptor EF and EFO achieve ISO 14034 Environmental Technology Verification

Imbrium® Systems announced on November 14, 2017, that the Stormceptor EF and Stormceptor EFO have achieved ISO 14034 Environmental Management - Environmental Technology Verification...
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ECO says ‘muscle and metrics’ needed to reverse Ontario’s algal bloom trend

If Ontario hopes to reverse current trends of harmful algal blooms, it needs a guiding principle around stormwater management states a new ECO report.

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UBC students win WEF award for airport de-icing runoff treatment system

Four students from the University of British Columbia are winners of the Water Environment Federation’s 2019 Student Design Competition for their Vancouver International Airport...
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