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City of Brandon’s $18.5M upgrades set to begin at water treatment plant

The first phase of a multi-year $18.5-million upgrade for the City of Brandon’s municipal water treatment facility in Manitoba is set to begin next...
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City of Kitchener wins water award for four conservation projects

The Region of Waterloo has presented the City of Kitchener with a Water Efficiency Excellence Award for four water conservation projects undertaken from 2015...
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City of Ottawa moving forward with rebate for lead pipe replacement program

City of Ottawa homeowners with lead water pipes that connect to non-lead city pipes are now eligible for a rebate of up to $1,000,...

New PFAS report urges lawmakers to clean up polluted sites to protect Great Lakes

A new National Wildlife Federation report in the U.S. is calling on lawmakers to step up water protection against contamination from the large group...
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Ontario First Nation celebrates new water systems on Manitoba border

First Nation residents of Ontario-based Shoal Lake 40 are celebrating the groundbreaking of a new water treatment and distribution system that will end seven...
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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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Risk modelling for critical pipeline assets

As water distribution assets continue to deteriorate and cities continue to grow, more utilities are using risk models to plan their water pipe replacement...
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Monitoring algal blooms and dissolved oxygen to improve lake water quality

To better understand the interplay between nutrients, algae growth and dissolved oxygen, a sampling program at Swan Lake in Victoria, British Columbia, collected data...
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Craft brewery cuts water consumption by 10%

With support from the Region of Waterloo and Partners in Project Green, craft brewer Waterloo Brewing achieved major efficiencies in water and energy use,...

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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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