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Prime Minister’s Throne Speech recommits to Canada Water Agency

In his Throne Speech on Sept. 23, Prime Minister Justin Trudeau recommitted the federal government to addressing climate change, building the Canada Water Agency and improving drinking water for First Nations.

New criteria in drinking water standard NSF/ANSI/CAN 61 tightens lead-leaching allowance for plumbing products

Newly published changes to NSF/ANSI/CAN 61, the drinking water product standard required in the United States and Canada, further restrict the amount of lead that can leach from plumbing products, NSF International announced today.

Brain-eating amoeba detected in Texas city’s water supply after 6-year-old contracts parasite and dies

A Houston-area official says it will take 60 days to ensure a city drinking water system is purged of a deadly brain-eating amoeba, naegleria fowleri, that led to warnings over the weekend not to drink tap water following the death of a child. KTLA5/Associated Press reports.

Tuff Drive Shoes by Wellmaster Pipe & Supply Inc.

Tuff Drive Shoes are made from quality steel tube. The boring and machining process is done by our precision CNC machines. Carefully controlled induction heating ensures uniform hardness around the entire cutting edge of the shoe to increase its life. Wellmaster tests the cutting edge regularly at various points to maintain proper and consistent hardness. The shoe is coated in a dark grey finish and is stenciled to read Lead Free and Made In Canada. Part number identification has been added for ease of re-ordering.

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Drilling down: Industry snapshot

Results of Ground Water Canada’s first survey offer overview of the groundwater industry in Canada. » Learn more

Canadian National Ground Water Association: Become a voting member

If you are involved in the ground water industry in Canada, you are automatically an Associate member of the Canadian National Ground Water Association. Make a donation of $100 or more to participate in meetings, have a vote on association matters and support the association in its activities at the federal level on your behalf. Here you’ll find all the details and a CNGWA membership registration form. » Learn more

Groundwater Week 2020 has everything you need to succeed!

Join thousands of professionals from all sectors of the industry during NGWA’s Groundwater Week 2020, where you will find the focus is on everything you need to succeed! From workshops and presentations to networking opportunities and an unparalleled lineup of exhibitors, Groundwater Week is where you need to be — in person or virtually — this December.

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Skilled trades need new digital skills: Conference Board of Canada

Tradespeople will need a range of new digital skills – including digital communication, critical thinking and problem-solving in digital environments – to keep pace with the future of work, suggests a new report by the Conference Boad of Canada. » Read more

BCGWA reschedules fall regional meeting to November

The British Columbia Ground Water Association has postponed its Fall Regional Meeting to Nov. 20 to accommodate the recently announced provincial election. » Read more

New freshwater database describes water quality lakes around the world

Researchers at York University have led a team to create a publicly available database that can be used to improve our understanding of how chlorophyll levels respond to global environmental change and provide baseline comparisons for environmental managers responsible for maintaining water quality in thousands of lakes. The research is published in the journal Scientific Data. » Read more

BCGWA Fall Regional Meeting

Nov. 20, 2020
Location: Online
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CIPHEX Virtual

Nov. 2 - Nov. 27, 2020
Location: Online
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NGWA Ground Water Week (Virtual and On Site)

Dec. 8 - Dec. 10, 2020
Location: Online
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