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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...

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,...

New potable water treatment system for a northern Quebec village

To supply the remote Quebec village of Kuujjuaq with safe drinking water, a $3 million project upgraded the existing treatment plant and pumping station....

Anti-stagnation valves can cut water system energy costs

Hamilton Water is one of the largest energy users in the city and has started to implement measures to decrease electricity costs. A pilot...

Drinking water treatment for compounds of emerging concern

The changing landscape of compounds of emerging concern (CECs), pathogens, and disinfection byproducts (DBPs) in drinking water, as well as increasingly restrictive discharge limits...

Acoustic velocity testing for watermain assessment

By Alain Lalonde Ontario’s Regional Municipality of Peel is the third largest water utility in Canada, servicing a population of approximately 1.38 million people in...

Helping companies face water supply costs and scarcity

By Emilio Tenuta Global water scarcity has become the new norm and economic and population growth means demand is increasing. As people become wealthier, their...
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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...

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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