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Government gives progress update on access to clean water in First Nations communities

As of May 17, 2021, 106 long-term drinking water advisories have been lifted and 53 long-term drinking water advisories in effect in 34 First Nations communities, said Indigenous Services Canada in an update on progress toward clean drinking water in First Nations communities.

Maps give overview of wastewater-based epidemiology in Canada

The COVID-19 Wastewater Coalition has developed two maps to help Canadians understand where wastewater-based epidemiology is already underway and/or being applied in Canada.

Manitoba to create new water management strategy

The Manitoba government is spending up to $1 million to develop and implement a new provincial water management strategy.

B.C. announces weight allowance for low-carbon commercial vehicles

The B.C. government is expanding weight allowances for low-carbon commercial vehicles as incentive to encourage operators to “go green” with their fleets and help decrease greenhouse gas emissions in the commercial trucking sector.

Engineers design household-use water filter that can remove arsenic

Engineers at the University of Missouri College of Engineering have designed a low-cost water filter that can remove arsenic from household drinking water. In addition to arsenic, the researchers believe their filter design concept could also be used to eliminate other drinking water contaminants, such as lead.
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Editorial: Looking ahead

Diversifying is a great way to strengthen your business, but no amount of diversifying will help this industry if we don’t address key concerns expressed by contractors: maintaining high standards, pursuing the best training possible, promoting new technology and valuing water wells, writes editor Colleen Cross in the latest edition of Ground Water Canada. » Read more

Environmental and OmniView Tech collaborate to sample surface water by drone

Maxim Environmental and Safety Inc., and OmniView Tech Corp., recently successfully collaborated to sample surface water using Maxim’s HydraSleeve sampling device and OmniView’s drone. » Read more
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OGWA Scholarship Golf Tournament

Sept. 17, 2021
Location: Conestogo, Ont.
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NGWA Groundwater Week 2021

Dec. 14-16, 2021
Location: Nashville, Tenn.
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