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Water Today Title June 24, 2022
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WRAP-UP: There were 24 new advisories issued since yesterday : 1 in BC, 1 in NS, 2 in ON, 7 in QC, 4 in MB, 6 in SK, 3 in NL.

In Québec, a BWA was issued to the entire territory of Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville due to a sample result indicating possible contamination. Several streets in Carignan sur le Golf are under a BWA as this residential community is served by the St-Bruno-de-Montarville municipal aqueduct system. In Île-Perrot a preventive BWA was issued to a part of one avenue due to an aqueduct break. A preventive BWA was issued in Pointe-aux-Outardes due to chlorination problems. In Eastman, water interruption will apply to several addresses on June 28; when water is restored, a BWA will be in effect.
Québec Advisory Map


Solving South Africa’s Water Security Issues

The Compost Kitchen's waste-to-compost commitment begins with repairing the soil

                ADVISORY MAPS
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Numbers indicate the amount of advisories in each province


H2-Industries set to clear the oceans of plastic waste and produce clean fuel from innovative ship design.

Interview with Michael Stusch Executive Chairman & CEO, H2-Industries

Kits for a Cause is hands-on, delivering clean drinking water for GTA’s most vulnerable.

Interview with Jody Steinhauer, Founder and President of Bargains Group, Kits for a Cause

Petetion e- 3867 - Initiated by Erik Schomann from Tiny, Ontario on March 2, 2022, to protect the pristine waters of the Simcoe Uplands in Ontario. Full Text of Petition, sign-in, and contact info.

Canadian Hydrokinetic Test Centre to Deploy ORPC Canada's RivGen® Power System
Sagkeeng First Nation, Manitoba, to be the first site in Canada for deployment and future training centre

The Ontario Heritage Beaux-Arts structure treats one-third of Toronto's water today

PLASTIC - XAMPLA creates edible films as an alternative to single-use plastic
Interview with Simon Hombersley CEO of Xampla

NANO-PLASTICS - Trust your municipal sand filtration water treatment process, the standard technology removes nano-plastics: Swiss Study
Interview with Ralf Kaegi, Ph.D., Institute of Aquatic Science and Technology, Switzerland

CLIMATE CHANGE - Climate change in your town, how to mitigate its effects, where to start, and the software to figure it out
Interview with Atkins Global, SNC-Lavalin Climate Team advising FEMA

All previous WT articles can be found in our A to Z section


Report on Canadian Municipal Drinking Water. WT sent requests for informations to a cross-section of randomly picked cities across Canada, asking them to to tell us about the features and challenges of their water systems. Cities were offered the option of either a phone interview with their Drinking Water Management or a series of email questions. The reports below feature the most recent answers that were sent to us.
Québec city’s sewer network is about 72% combined network
(unitary and pseudo-separate) - NEW!

Managing water for a rapidly growing population - NEW!

The city ranks third in numbers of CSO outfalls in Québec

The City's Source of water is Alpine Lakes and groundwater

The City of Regina receives potable water from the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant, located approximately 60 km northwest of the City.

The City's distribution network has close to a thousand kilometres
of piping network, spread out over a very large geographic area

Abbotsford and Mission receive domestic water from the Abbotsford Mission Water & Sewer Commission

A full list of our City Reports can be found here

WT Rez

The long-standing lack of clean drinking water and wastewater facilities in Indigenous communities has left an indelible stain on Canada's flag. For years successive government have pledged to fix the problem, yet today there are 34 long-term and 35 short-term advisories in Indigenous communities across the country. While 109 long-term advisories have been lifted, 34 remain, and the number of short-term advisories has not been declining in recent months, with short-term advisories regularly recurring in the same communities. Band Councils say government initiatives suffer from a lack of holistic approach, unprofessional consultants or engineers and poor funding for operators and related infrastructure.
Short-Term Advisories
According to Indigenous Services Canada latest report, there are 35 short-term advisories in effect in First Nations communities across Canada, excluding BC; and 1 in BC issued by the First Nation Health Authority (FNHA).

List of all Short-Term Advisories
Long-Term Advisories
In place for more than a year, these advisories are also monitored by Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)

There are currently 34 long-term advisories across Canada, excluding BC; and 11 in BC issued by the First Nation Health Authority (FNHA)

List of all Long-Term Advisories
A view from the Rez
Interviews Chiefs or Band Officials of the communities under long-term advisory. The latest ones include Chief Bruce Achneepineskum of Marten Falls First Nation, ON; and Chief Skead, Wauzhushk Onigum Nation, ON

A view from the rez -All Interviews

Interview with ISC Minister, Patty Hajdu
"It is our collective duty to end discrimination against Indigenous peoples" - 2022/1/21

All First Nation water advisories are also listed on our provincial maps along with non-indigenous advisories.

WT Tech - Towards a more sustainable water/energy nexus.

Canadian company, SciCorp, wins first prize for innovative and transformative wastewater technology- NEW!
Interview with Derk Maat, SciCorp

Toxic Algae
Identifying toxic blue-green algae species through mass spectrometry - NEW!
Interview with Dr. Aneika Leney, Ph.D., Biological Mass Spectrometry, UK

Carbon Removal
Planetary Technologies Wins XPRIZE Carbon Renewal Milestone Award - NEW!

No filters or high pressure pumps
Researchers build portable and energy efficient desalination - NEW!

Electric ferries launch at the Port of Kingston, ON. Interview with Guillaume Clement, Leclanché Energy Storage Solutions

Vancouver Start-Up Dasivedo Design moves forward with plans
to retrofit vessels with Wind Assist Technology

Clean Sailing with Emission-Free Cargo Ships. Interview with CEO of SailCargo Inc

Arctic sinkholes the size of a Manhattan block show up on Beaufort Seafloor
Interview with Charles Paull, Senior Scientist Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)

Calgary start-up Summit Nanotech's lithium mining process reduces freshwater use to zero while decreasing chemical waste by 90%

Multi-purpose Analysers
Finding efficiency with Mantech's Multi-purpose Analyzers, Part 1

Mantech's Chemical Oxygen Demand) Analyzer provides results in 10 minutes, Part 2

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