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Canadian water policy yet to emerge from most parties as election nears

With Canada's federal election less than two months away, more questions are being asked around parties’ environmental policies, and in particular, their policy plans...
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Human health impact from microplastics in drinking water needs further study, WHO finds

The World Health Organization (WHO) has reviewed 50 studies that examine the presence of microplastics, particularly in drinking water. But the review has found...
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Acoustic velocity testing for watermain assessment

Peel Region in Ontario, Canada, conducted an acoustic velocity testing pilot study to identify sections of watermain pipeline that have reduced structural strength, without...
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Helping companies face water supply costs and scarcity

Water scarcity is not a far off-specter. It is here today and industry is not doing enough to change course and get ready. Tackling...
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Quebec targets hydro plant’s dissolved gas for fish death events

The Quebec Ministry of the Environment has accused a Masson-Angers based hydroelectric plant of being responsible for a series of fish deaths in the...
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BC Okanagan Indian Band suing feds over drinking water ‘failure’

British Columbia’s Okanagan Indian Band is suing the federal government over what it alleges to be a "failure to ensure the safety of drinking...
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Global study warns of declining calcium levels in freshwater lakes

Calcium levels integral to the reproduction and survival of many aquatic organisms in Europe and eastern North American freshwater lakes are declining towards critically...
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Alberta contractor charged after failing to remove creek-damaging bridge

Alberta has laid Water Act charges against a contracting firm that ignored an order filed by the province last October to remove a bridge...
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BC leadership ‘waned’ on water protection, auditor general warns

British Columbia’s Ministry of Health and its Provincial Health Officer are not taking the actions needed to protect or adequately report on drinking water...
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Simple chlorination device cuts child diarrhea by almost a quarter in urban Bangladesh

A novel water treatment device that delivers chlorine automatically via public taps without the need for electricity, was able to reduce child diarrhea by...

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