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Manitoba municipality declares state of agricultural disaster due to drought, record-breaking heat

The Rural Municipality of St. Laurent, in the Interlake region of Manitoba, declared an agricultural state of disaster on Monday. Water supply and water quality is a growing concern, while a grasshopper infestation is compounding the lack of forage, the municipality said. CBC News reports.

P.E.I. lays out possible framework for water use in post-moratorium era

Officials with P.E.I.’s Department of Environment, Energy and Climate Action laid out a bare-bones plan this week for how water could be shared among various users – including farmers – once the province’s moratorium on new high-capacity irrigation wells ends. CBC News reports.

Climate accountability legislation adopted by Senate

The Senate of Canada has adopted Bill C-12, the Canadian Net-Zero Emissions Accountability Act, without amendment, making it Canada’s first government-initiated climate accountability law.

Federal government provides update on First Nations drinking water advisories: July 2021

Indigenous Services Canada reports that 32 First Nations communities across Canada are still working to resolve long-term drinking water advisories.

City of Salmon Arm, B.C., seeking ways to block bottling of groundwater

Salmon Arm, B.C., council is seeking information from its staff on how to prevent the commercial bottling of groundwater within its boundaries via land-use bylaws. The Salmon Arm Observer reports.

Recent legislative and regulatory changes in Ontario

The Ontario government announced the following legislative and regulatory changes, which come into effect in early July.

Atmospheric water vapour in Tel Aviv is suitable for drinking: study

Researchers at Tel Aviv University found that water generated from the air in the city of Tel Aviv complied with all strict drinking water standards set both by the State of Israel and by the World Health Organization. Dew water can be considered a “footprint” of the atmospheric composition. Phys.org reports.
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Podcast tackles drilling site’s carbon footprint

Podcast tackles drilling site’s carbon footprint

Canadian Pipe and Pump Supply Inc. brings you the first of three podcast episodes exploring the footprint left during drilling for domestic water wells and dewatering wells. Listen in as editor Colleen Cross and CanPipe’s Mike Hare share details of a custom survey, go over developments in sustainability legislation and start the discussion of what the groundwater industry can do to reduce its impact on the environment. While you’re there, subscribe to Ground Water Canada: The Podcast and be the first to know when a new episode drops! » Read more
Canadian National Ground Water Association: Become a voting member

Canadian National Ground Water Association: Become a voting member

The Canadian National Ground Water Association was formed to be your voice on federal issues of concern to the groundwater industry in Canada – working alongside provincial associations. If you are involved in the industry, 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. » Read more
Review: Ford looks for Lightning strike with electric F-150

Review: Ford looks for Lightning strike with electric F-150

Innovators who have tried to make electricity work in a vehicle, have usually come up against a number of prohibiting factors, including cost and consumer adoption. Mario Cywinski, business editor and automobile journalist and judge for the Canadian Truck King Challenge, runs through features of the new F-150 electric vehicle. » 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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