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New construction of water infrastructure in Canada sped up in 2017 and 2018

Statistics Canada and Infrastructure Canada have released data for 2018 on the stock, condition, performance and asset management strategies of Canada’s potable water, storm water and wastewater infrastructure.

Water well improvement program aims to protect groundwater quality in South Bruce County, Ont.

Saugeen Valley Conservation Authority and the Nuclear Waste Management Organization in southern Ontario have teamed up to offer a water well improvement program that will financially support landowners in their efforts to protect groundwater.

City of Flint, Mich., other defendants agree to settle water lawsuit as total boosted to $641.2M

The city of Flint, Mich., and two other defendants have joined a $600-million Flint water crisis settlement the state of Michigan announced in August, bringing the total value of the settlement in the lead poisoning case to $641.2 million, attorneys announced late Tuesday. The Detroit Free Press reports.

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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Survey Snippet 2: Profit margins

In our first Groundwater Professionals Survey, we asked participants to put pencil to paper to estimate their 2019 profit margin. What did they bank, measured as per cent, calculated as profit before income tax divided by total revenue. Here’s what they said. » Learn more

CNGWA needs members!

The Canadian National Ground Water Association was formed to look at federal issues of concern to the groundwater industry in Canada – working alongside provincial associations. The CNGWA requires your support – a donation of $100 or more – to engage in advocacy activities on your behalf. Making a donation allows you to participate in meetings, vote on association matters and support the association in its work. Here you’ll find details and a CNGWA membership registration form. » Learn more

Mishkeegogamang First Nation has boil water advisory rescinded after nearly 18 months

A First Nation in northern Ontario has had its boil water advisory rescinded, says the corporation that helped improve the community’s water treatment facilities. The Canadian Press/Cleantech Canada reports. » Read more

Alberta’s Siksika Nation water wells to receive federal and provincial funding

The governments of Alberta and Canada will provide funding to help the Siksika Nation build two new drinking water wells to provide a stable source of feed water for the community’s Arthur A. Youngman treatment facility. » Read more

Drinking water improvements in progress for Okanagan Indian Band residents

Work is being done to improve drinking water quality for the Okanagan Indian Band community. After receiving funding, the band has started on a feasibility study to improve the Irish Creek/Head of the Lake water system, which is currently under a “do not consume” order for infants. Lake Country Calendar reports. » Read more
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Federal funding program aims to increase knowledge of plastic pollution

The federal program supports scientific research to improve the information base for assessing the risk of plastic pollution and addresses knowledge gaps identified in the Science Assessment of Plastic Pollution and the implementation of Canada’s Plastic Science Agenda. » Read more

New tool predicts flow of groundwater in abandoned coal mines

A new tool that uses satellite radar imagery to capture millimetre-scale measurements of changes in terrain height, and monitor and forecast groundwater levels and changes in geological conditions, may help authorities manage public safety and environmental issues in recently abandoned coal mines. Mining.com reports. » Read more

Using tap water in an ultrasonic humidifier may be polluting your air: study

Using anything other than distilled water may be polluting the air in your home with particulate matter concentrations equivalent to a polluted city, according to new research by University of Alberta chemists. » Read more

Canon Canada launches scholarship for environmental studies students

A new Canon Canada Environmental Studies Scholarships will help York University in Toronto and the University of British Columbia provide financial assistance to students pursuing careers committed to sustainability and protecting the environment. » Read more

BCGWA Fall Regional Meeting

Dec. 4, 2020
Location: Online
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NGWA Ground Water Week (Virtual)

Dec. 8-10, 2020
Location: Online
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