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Federal budget provides funding for Canada Water Agency, green home retrofits and understanding climate change

The federal budget proposes to provide $17.6 billion towards a sustainable recovery to create jobs, build a clean economy and fight and protect against climate change, including $4.4 billion to the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation to help homeowners complete home retrofits through interest-free loans worth up to $40,000 beginning in summer 2021.

Free well testing could be part of larger water discussion, says P.E.I. environment minister

A Prince Edward Island woman who has been lobbying for years for free well water testing may finally get what she has been looking for as part of larger discussions around the new Water Act. CBC News reports.

Brown and Caldwell receives funding grant for PFAS incineration study

Brown and Caldwell have begun a study to explain what happens to PFAS compounds following incineration and provide utilities with an indication of the extent to which incineration can eliminate or reduce PFAS emissions.

Canadian National Ground Water Association: Become a voting member

If you are involved in the groundwater 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 and have a vote on association matters. Here you’ll find all the details and a CNGWA membership registration form.
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Contractor profile: Forage Samson

Over the years, Forage Samson has built a diversified drilling business and it is now agile enough to take advantage of different opportunities that come its way. Guillaume Roy profiles the versatile Quebec-based contractor in the latest edition of Ground Water Canada. » Read more

UCSB researchers map water wells in Canada and 39 other countries, shows wells susceptible to drought

A study carried out by University of California Santa Barbara researchers and published today in the journal Science maps depths and locations of groundwater wells in Canada and other countries, and highlights the risk of depletion in millions of wells after even moderate groundwater level declines. » Read more

OGWA Regional Training Session (In-Person and Virtual)

May 21, 2021
Location: Lindsay, Ont. and online, subject to COVID restrictions
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OGWA Scholarship Golf Tournament

Sept. 17, 2021
Location: Conestogo, Ont.
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