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CWWA survey shows significant interest in natural infrastructure solutions

A new report from the Canadian Water & Wastewater Association (CWWA) reveals that more than 80% of survey respondents see the use of natural...
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Federal budget set to launch $6B Canada Housing Infrastructure Fund

The federal government has proposed a new $6-billion Canada Housing Infrastructure Fund to accelerate the construction and upgrading of critical housing infrastructure, including water,...
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Engineering groups highlight infrastructure investments in Ontario budget

The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers and the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies-Ontario (ACEC-Ontario) are applauding aspects of the new provincial budget as officials...
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3M set to pay US water utilities $10B as PFAS rule nears for drinking...

3M’s $10.3-billion PFAS settlement with U.S. public water suppliers has been finalized by the U.S. District Court in Charleston, South Carolina, giving water systems...
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Health Canada proposes to maintain values for seven operational drinking water parameters

Health Canada’s Water and Air Quality Bureau has opened public consultations around its proposal to maintain seven existing operational parameters for drinking water.   A guideline...
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Selenium cleanup costs exceed BC coal mine’s financial obligations, report warns

Just one week after the International Joint Commission announced an official investigation into ongoing selenium contamination from coal mining in British Columbia’s Elk River...
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CIB commits $140M to Manitoba wastewater projects as province looks to expand housing

Following a $140-million investment in southeastern Manitoba wastewater infrastructure, the Canada Infrastructure Bank (CIB) is looking to partner on more new, large-scale infrastructure projects...
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UWaterloo researchers trap nanoplastics in activated carbon

Using a process called thermal decomposition, University of Waterloo researchers say they have converted epoxy into activated carbon to effectively remove 94% of nanoplastics...
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EPA moves to form Water Sector Cybersecurity Task Force

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is forming a Water Sector Cybersecurity Task Force to combat hacking threats faced by water systems throughout the...
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Alberta budget boosts water spending to address drought, growing population

Alberta has targeted $482 million over three years for municipal water programs and infrastructure in its 2024 budget, with an emphasis on managing water...
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EA for Northern Pulp effluent treatment facility given one-year extension

Northern Pulp, the Nova Scotia paper mill that closed its doors in 2020 after the province rejected plans for a new effluent treatment facility,...
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IJC takes lead to resolve cross-border selenium contamination controversy

Canada has agreed to the creation of a binational board of experts to address selenium contamination washed downstream from coal mining in the Elk...

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