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New First Nations water operator internships underway in Ontario

A new 18-month drinking water treatment and environmental water management internship program for young Indigenous adults near the Manitoba-Ontario border is now being funded...
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COVID-19 leads San Diego County water plant workers to live on-site

As California, the most populous state in the U.S., ordered its nearly 40 million residents to stay home to prevent the spread of COVID-19,...
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COVID-19 resources for waste and water professionals

Various industry water organizations across North America are creating online resources to keep water and sanitation practitioners and providers armed with relevant knowledge about...

Report provides road map to improve Legionnaires’ disease response and conserve water

A new policy report, "Electronic Registration Systems for Cooling Towers – Improving Public Health and Sustainability Outcomes", published by the Urban Sustainability Directors Network (USDN) proposes...

Lac Seul First Nation opens water treatment plant after 17-year water advisory

Northwestern Ontario’s Lac Seul First Nation recently celebrated the grand opening of a new water treatment plant in Kejick Bay, ending a 17-year drinking...

Water Research Foundation accepting pre-proposals for the Unsolicited Research Program

The Water Research Foundation (WRF) announced it is now accepting pre-proposals for the Unsolicited Research Program. The program funds novel, transformative research and innovation...

Canada lays out case for plastics ban with new science assessment of harm

With Canada’s single-use plastics ban on track for 2021, a new federal science report aims to back up the landmark move with hard evidence...

Thunder Bay drops corrosion inhibitor from water system following pipe leaks

Ontario City of Thunder Bay officials say they saw increased reports of pinhole leaks in pipes after they introduced sodium hydroxide in 2018 as...
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Mobile district metered area testing helps cut watermain leak losses

A mobile testing unit designed to accurately and reliably measure minimum night flow into specific sectors of water distribution systems has been assembled, tested and deployed at several locations in York Region and the City of Ottawa.
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Lessons learned while replacing aging watermain

City of Vaughan, Ont., and Chisholm, Fleming and Associates maximizes use of trenchless construction to replace two-kilometre section of badly deteriorated watermain.

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10 tips to manage environmental risk during uncertain times

During the current COVID-19 pandemic there are many competing priorities, including environmental legal obligations that remain in force. At the same time, the pandemic will create new challenges in fulfilling these duties.