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First Nations drinking water issues: a grassroots approach

It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the enormity of the First Nations water crisis. It’s also easy to shift responsibility and point fingers of blame. In the Summer issue of Ground Water Canada, Carolyn Camilleri talks with stakeholders close to the issue to explore potential solutions and what might be done by the ground water industry to help to turn things around.

Septic systems major source of emerging contaminants in drinking water: study

A new, comprehensive analysis suggests septic systems in the United States routinely discharge pharmaceuticals, consumer product chemicals, and other potentially hazardous chemicals into the environment. reports.

$64K upgrades made to Shawinigan, Que., drinking water infrastructure

The governments of Canada and Quebec and the City of Shawinigan are investing in projects to maintain water systems and ensure their efficiency to the tune of $64 million.

Ground water could play major role in controlling, preventing forest fires: study

A recent study out of the Netherlands puts forth a new factor for judging the flammability of forests: ground water. The Pacific Standard reports.

Up-to-date fracking data on Alberta hard to find

There have been more than 1,000 hydraulic fracturing operations in Alberta since January. But finding out what's happening in any region of the province, and assessing its potential impact on ground water, is next to impossible. CBC News reports.