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Saskatchewan temporarily increases funding for dugouts, wells and pipelines for drought-stricken livestock producers

Saskatchewan Crop Insurance Corporation will implement measures to address dry conditions impacting producers. Changes will be made to allow low yielding crops to be put to alternate use to support the livestock sector. There also will be a temporarily increase in the maximum funding a livestock producer can receive from the Farm and Ranch Water Infrastructure Program for dugouts, wells and pipelines.

B.C.’s faltering effort to manage water use brings a looming crisis

The way it looks to David Slade, a water-well driller with 50 years of experience, some 15,000 British Columbia groundwater users are going to become criminals overnight next March 1, when existing users of groundwater for agriculture, industry or business must be licensed. The Tyee.ca reports.

Alberta asking for feedback on North Saskatchewan, Battle and Upper Athabasca rivers surface water quality management

The Alberta government wants to hear from the public and Indigenous Peoples regarding new surface water quality management frameworks for the North Saskatchewan, Battle and Upper Athabasca rivers. The engagements will look to address pressures on water resources due to population growth and other development.

Newfoundland and Labrador College of the North Atlantic introduces drill core technology for mining

The Newfoundland department of Industry, Energy and Technology recently announced a total contribution of $4.5 million to the College of the North Atlantic to develop advanced drill core imaging technology. The Iron Ore Company of Canada and Agnico Eagle Mines also supported the project.

Ontario helping train Indigenous people for jobs in construction in Sarnia area

The Ontario government will spend almost $350,000 to provide free mentorship and training in construction for up to 60 people in the Sarnia region, most from local Indigenous communities. The project will prepare participants for careers in the construction sector, including cement finisher and construction craft worker.

UVic lab working low-cost, effective test for arsenic detection in drinking water

A University of Victoria lab is working on developing an affordable, accessible and effective test to detect arsenic in drinking water, with the help of a researcher in the U.S. The Times-Colonist reports.

NGWA applauds introduction of bipartisan Test Your Well Water Act

The U.S. National Ground Water Association is applauding the introduction of the bipartisan Test Your Well Water Act in the U.S. House of Representatives. The legislation instructs the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to create an online tool that provides private well owners with resources to test their drinking water and then better understand the results, the NGWA reports.
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Quebec project to decontaminate water and tackle PFAS using nanomaterials receives funding from government and industry

A research project at Quebec’s Institut national de la recherche scientifique (INRS) and the Université de Montréal aims to decontaminate waters containing harmful chemical compounds, such as perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS). » Read more
ELC Report

Report calls for pause on new B.C. licences for commercial water bottling

A report by the Environmental Law Centre at the University of Victoria recommends British Columbia place a moratorium on new licences for commercial water bottling, at least until watershed-based governance is in place, including consent-based regimes with Indigenous communities. » 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
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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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