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Agriculture

Living Labs Inititiative: Agricultural Climate Solutions: Interview with Director of Agriculture and Agri-food Canada - 2022/2/6

Living Lab project in Lake Winnipeg basin : Interview with Pasqua First Nation, Lower Qu'Appelle Watershed Stewards - 2022/2/10

 

Arctic

Arctic sinkholes the size of a Manhattan block show up on Beaufort Seafloor - 2022/3/17
Interview with Charles Paull, Senior Scientist Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)

Canada’s Arctic corridors – Climate change unlocking the new geo-political frontier- 2020/5/10

Canada's changing North - 2020/5/5

Trading sooty diesel for renewable energy systems in Canada's North - 2020/1/11

 

Analysers

Breaking through Normal: Finding Efficiency with a Multi-purpose Analyzer - 2022/2/20

PeCOD COD (chemical oxygen demand) Analyser: provides results in 10 minutes -2022/2/20

 

Auditor General of Canada:

AG reminds ECC and Ag Canada to collaborate on water management

AG finds 46% of the work on Environment and Sustainable Development falls short of Federal Strategies and Goals

Did you know you can submit an Environmental Petition to the Environment Commissioner and be guaranteed a response?- 2020/11/26

 

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Boil Water Advisory info

 

 

Blue-green Algae

All the deets on algae with Dr. Zastepa, Environment Canada
Which algae are toxic, which lakes most affected. Buying lakefront properties. Available home tests and apps. Video 20 min. - 2021/0/10

The WT Blue-green Algae Glossary - Habs, blue-green, red tide, green slime, cyanobacteria? What? Here's the lowdown - 2021/8/16

Algae are infesting our lakes. What are they? Are they all toxic? An interview with Dr. Arthur Zastepa, Environment Canada - 2021/8/24  

 

Boooks

Picture Book Guide to Toronto’s Water, Wastewater and Energy Infrastructure
Interview with Mariko Uda, Author and Illustrator of Where does it all come from? Where does it all go?
 

 

Boreal Forest

The Boreal Forest: A Land of Birds - An Interactive Story Map- 2021/9/27

 

Bottled water

Washington state committee fails to protect public water from bottled water extraction - 2020/2/28


Canada

At last, a Canada water agency to keep our water safe. Interview with parliamentary secretary, Terry Duguid - 2020/12/21

 

Carbon Capture

Nova Scotia Climate Tech Startup Wins Million Dollar XPRIZE CARBON REMOVAL MILESTONE AWARD -
Interview with Jason Vallis, VP of External Relations, Planetary Technologies


 

City Water

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


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


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


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


Grander Prairie, AB
Since 2003, water in the Grande Prairie region has been operated by Aquatera, a municipally controlled corporation .


Gatineau, QC
The City's Aylmer water and wastewater plants are the most vulnerable to flooding


Fredericton, NB - New Water Plant brings Inuvik water up to par with Canadian Drinking Water Standards

Winnipeg, MB - New Water Plant brings Inuvik water up to par with Canadian Drinking Water Standards

Saskatoon - New Water Plant brings Inuvik water up to par with Canadian Drinking Water Standards

Prince Rupert - New Water Plant brings Inuvik water up to par with Canadian Drinking Water Standards

Inuvik, NWT - New Water Plant brings Inuvik water up to par with Canadian Drinking Water Standards

Moncton, NB - Moncton Water Plant Adapting technology for changing water conditions

Montreal, QC - City invests in green solutions to reduce the occurrence of sewage overflows

Vancouver,BC - Metro Vancouver is a utility provider that plans for and delivers regional-scale drinking water services to approximately 2.7 million people through its member jurisdictions.

Toronto, ON. - The City's Lead in Drinking Water Mitigation Strategy launched in 2011 has significantly decreased lead exceedances.

Ottawa, ON - In 2020, The city launched its Combined Sewage Storage Tunnel to protect the Ottawa River  

 

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 -2022/5/30

Proposed National Soil Strategy calls up Canadian Farmers to Combat Climate Change -2021/11/26

Landsat 9 - A joint NASA/USGS mission captures impacts of climate change providing critical data for natural resource management -2021/10/8

Joint NASA, NOAA Study finds Earth’s Energy Imbalance has doubled since 2005 - 2021/10/8

Lower Qu’Appelle Watershed Stewards invite agricultural sector to tackle climate change - 2021/9/7

The magnitude of all things – Vancouver filmmaker exposes the raw emotions of climate change - 2020/10/6

Erin Brockovich’s new book - Superman’s not coming- encourages every individual to become water empowered - 2020/9/17

The new Atlantis - Undersea cities coming sooner than we think? - 2020/6/19

Laurier researchers partner with northern community to achieve food sovereignty in climate change adaptation - 2020/6/1

Ontario non-profit provides launch pad for climate change innovators and clean-tech start-ups - 2020/2/7

Professor’s burning passion ignites solutions to mitigate climate change, re-route plastic waste into clean fuel, and extinguish fires- 2020/2/4

 

Contamination

Inventing solutions for the most pressing of modern problems: Removing toxic PFAS from water
Interview with Frank Leibfarth, Ph.D. Chemist, UNC Chapel Hill


NASA spinoff,ecoSPEARS, innovation that cleans the world's contaminated soils, sediment and groundwater - 2021/7/8

 

Massachusetts start-up's wastewater analysis points to quicker detection of covid-19 virus - 2020/5/1

Assuring Canada’s drinking water safety through a pandemic - 2020/5/1

Carleton Global Water Institute prof answers our viewers questions about water/wastewater in the covid pandemic - 2020/4/15

Exploring Canada while social distancing - 2020/3/12

Does the Coronavirus affect city water system? - 2020/3/12

 

Cyber Security

CYBER SECURITY
Cyber attacks on water sector
The risk is always there, and has to be managed carefully

 

Desalination

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

Interview with Junghyo Yoon, Ph.D. and Bruce Crawford, Research Laboratory of Electronics, MIT

Desolenator – Anglo-Dutch start-up designs solar thermal desalination system - 2021/12/26

Manure To Fresh Water – Northeastern University Professor leads Research in water desalination going from “Nano” to “Bio” - 2021/11/1

 


Diamonds

Diamonds - a time capsule of Earth's history - point to water beneath its surface
Interview with with Graham Pearson, Mantle Geochemist & Professor of Diamond Studies, University of Alberta
 


Drinking Water

Safe drinking water and condo living: An interview with Robert Rodrigues, partner, Gowling WLG - 2020/12/3

 


Drones

DRONE TRAINING
Thinking about a Business with Drones? Learn to Operate from Commercial Pilots

Interview with Joe Henderson, Founder and CEO Agile Drone Services, Part 1




DRONE TRAINING
Training local teams for operating in remote and northern communities

Interview with Joe Henderson, Founder and CEO Agile Drone Services, Part 2  

 


Drought

 

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First Nations, Inuit, Métis

Indigenous People Participation in Rural Health Science Journals

First Nation coastal community seeds hope for a sustainable and sovereign future - 2020/11/2

The ocean saving the ocean - 2021/11/28

Indigenous fire marshal office takes a pan-Canadian approach to safety - 2021/1/17

Carrying the past into the future with guiding principles - change is rippling through BC’s coastal communities - 2020/11/14

The ocean saving the ocean - 2020/11/2

Enhancing the water narrative - An Indigenous perspective - 2020/4/28

Prairie water management 2020: Interview with FSIN vice chief Heather Bear - 2020/2/25

Trading sooty diesel for renewable energy systems in Canada's North - 2020/1/11

 

 

First Nations, Inuit, Métis Water

CLEARFLO provides remote communities with sustainable easy-to-operate water systems, powered by renewable energy

PBO: Ottawa has “more than enough” for all First Nations to have safe Drinking Water - 2021/12/4

Technical failures, inadequate training leaves community without water - 2021/9/24

Happy with the clean water flowing from its taps, Wauzhushk Onigum looks forward to the development opportunities it provides - 2021/8/24

Marten Falls: 20-year old bwa to remain in effect until operations and maintenace funding is secured - 2021/8/16

Water plant running, pipes flushed, final tests... And it's a go in Washagamis bay! - 2021/7/21

Under bwa since 2005, Wawapakewin band has to fly in bottled water from the nearest airport - 2021/7/19

'There is government funding but there just isn’t enough to deal with the backlog that’s there', Chief Maracle, Mohawks of the Bay of Quinte - 2021/6/24

We've always had clean water', Xeni Gwet'in Chief Lulua - 2021/5/30

Ministikwan water plant up and running while bwa still on, pipes deteriorate and community grows to distrust its tap water - 2021/4/22

Eabametoong Chief on diesel, sustainable energy, food security and natural resource extraction on treaty land. Part 2 of 2 - 2021/4/19

7,199 days under boil water advisory, Eabametoong is plagued with overcrowded housing, mould and fire. Part 1 of 2 - 2021/4/18

Peter Ballantyne Cree: O&M funding unchanged since the 8o's. Pipes in such poor shape one repair often turns into multiple repairs down the line - 2021/3/25

Water treatment plant deficient since its inception in 1990 with inferior piping and even a garden hose leaking 70% of the treated water into the ground. - 2021/3/23

Star Blanket, SK, 14 years and counting: "We are a patient community, a humble community but at times our people get frustrated themselves" - 2021/3/22

Original Sapotaweyak water treatment plant located in the wrong place as a cost-efficiency measure - 2021/3/10

Deaf ears, lack of expertise, and corruption:Gull Bay's 20-year battle for clean water, while moving from dirty diesel to clean energy - 2021/3/10

Peepeekisis Cree Nation: 'Rodents and whatnot' in cracked and flood-prone cisterns - 2021/3/9

Indigenous Services Minister on fixing long-term water advisories, and overcrowded housing during a pandemic - 2021/3/1

Indigenous Services Canada’s national first nations leadership award nominations now open for 2021 - 2020/12/24

ISC Minister on why $1.5 billion more funding will fix water issues; calls on bands to reach out if they feel consultants or engineers are not delivering on their promise - 2020/12/3

Adams Lake, BC. entrepreneur develops app to dramatically improve water quality monitoring & control, giving water sovereignty to First Nations communities and beyond - 2020/9/14

CBC film Cottagers & Indians raises the question: whose water is this? - 2020/7/11

Historic framework agreement transfers the authority for water to First Nations in Atlantic. - 2020/7/11

Onigaming First Nation on the brink of a water crisis - 2020/2/5

Third annual national First Nations Water Leadership Award - 2020/1/14

 

Flooding

Spring 2020 flood update – A matter of public safety during a pandemic - 2020/4/20

Floodproofing Canada? Not quite yet - 2020/2/3

The path to flood resilience: Calgary, AB - 2020/2/3

 

 

Food Security

NFB's 'Living on the land at 64°n', offers food for thought on living with climate change 2021/8/24

UPDATE: World Economic Forum identifies Canada's Cascadia Seaweed as one of eleven global innovators 2021/2/26

The ocean saving the ocean - 2020/11/2

 

Forests

Planting a healing forest in Yakama Nation correctional facility (WA) to fight climate change, restore bio-diversity and recharge the water table - 2020/6/15

New study demonstrates the capacity of forests to regenerate themselves... If we let them - 2021/4/28

 

 

Geosynthetics

Working with nature in landfill management: a Queen’s research project - 2020/3/17  

 

 

Golf

Audubon International: Bringing golf on par with the environment - 2021/7/10

 

Great Lakes

Court breathes new life into Lake Erie Bill of Rights legal fight 2020/10//1

Lake Erie remains vulnerable and without protections amidst the covid-19 pandemic 2020/5/22


Green Burials

GREEN BURIALS
America's New Green Undertakers: Crushing the Carbon Footprint of Last Acts - 22/2/18



Greening Homes

Canadian start-up Miru smart technologies is shattering glass ceilings - 2021/2/6

 


Greening Transportation

The Decade of Wind Propulsion
Gavin Allwright, Secretary-General International Windship Association (IWSA)

Vancouver Start-Up Dasivedo Design moves forward with plans to retrofit vessels with Wind Assist Technology - 2022/4/5

Electric ferries launch at the Port of Kingston, ON. Interview with Guillaume Clement, Leclanché Energy Storage Solutions - 2021/12/17

Clean Sailing with Emission-Free Cargo Ships. Interview with CEO of SailCargo Inc 2021/12/20.

Net Energy Zero: Café William Fair Trade Coffee to be shipped by Schooner in 2023 - 2021/11/12

Niche start-upNorsepower reduces environmental impact of shipping with rotor sail technology - 2021/7/13

Straightline Airships – Environment-friendly commercial aviation that requires no roads or airports - 2021/6/18

First motorists to be driving sun-powered cars by end of 2021 - 2021/3/14

Canadian start-up Loop Energy heralds the dawn of emission-free transport - 2021/3/6

Canadian start-up TransPod developing ultra-high-speed transportation with zero-emissions advanced hyperloop technology - 2021/1/7

 

Corvus Energy is turning the tide for the marine sector - 2020/12/17


Groundwater

Scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography detect vast amounts of groundwater beneath Antarctic ice. - 2022/5/24

Global Crustal Groundwater Volumes Greater Than Previously Thought - 2021/9/8

 

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Holiday Water Reports

2020 Report

Holiday water report 2020 - Summer update - 2020//6/27

Holiday Water Report- 2020/5/15

 

Intellectual Property

How to protect that hard-won gizmo you invented? - 2021/2/18

 

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Landfill

Working with nature in landfill management: a Queen’s research project - 2020/3/17  

Law

Rights of Nature victory in Ecuador - Protecting the Los Cedros Biological Reserve from mining - 2021/12/4

The fifth crime - Creating a legal precedent for prosecuting ecocide - 2021/4/24

Whistleblowing: what it is and what you should consider beforehand - 2021/4/24

Court breathes new life into Lake Erie Bill of Rights legal fight 2020/10//1

UPDATE: International rights of nature solidarity building momentum 2021/3/5

Lake Erie granted legal rights : a first in U.S. history 2019/4/14

Lead

Getting the lead out - MIT finds a new method for removing lead from drinking water 2021/10/12

Nova Scotia: Government providing schools with bottled water in view of mounting lead concerns 2020/1/24

 

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Microfibers

Lab Bench Technology meets Community Spirit: Household Action on Microfiber

 

Mining

Calgary start-up Summit Nanotech' lithium mining process reduces freshwater use to zero while decreasing chemical waste by 90% - 2021/11/12

Federal Environment and Climate Change Minister responds to unconventional mining extraction method in Vivian, Manitoba - 2020/11/19

Report finds new fracking project could contaminate south Manitoba's groundwater - 2020/10/13

Could new frack project turn Manitoba's Brokenhead River into a toxic nightmare while compromising the Winnipeg formation aquifer? - 2020/8/17

 

Municipal infrastructure

Montreal's 19th-century water pipes slowly on the mend - 2021/1/20

CIB launches a new model for structuring and financing municipal water and wastewater infrastructure projects - 2020/1/20

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Oceans

Pioneering urchin aquaculture venture, Urchinomics, is restoring ocean habitats and creating sustainable food production on a global scale - 2021/12/4

Are Wildfire Smoke Fumes Impacting Oceans? - 2021/10/3

The Oean Cleanup's plastic tracker app shows us where our trash ends up - 2021/7/8

The Oean Cleanup: 464,920 kg of trash removed from aquatic ecosystems so far - 2021/6/9

Marine scientist provides hope for coral reefs facing extinction - 2021/6/9

Unseenlabs: Satellite geolocation monitoring illegal and anti-environmental activities at sea - 2021/5/28

The ocean saving the ocean - 2020/11/2

Proteus™: A space station under the sea following in the footsteps of Jacques Cousteau - 2020/7/30

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Pharmaceuticals
Greater awareness, a first step toward solving the problem of pharmaceuticals in water
Interview with John Wilkinson, PhD, University of York, UK


 

Plastic

Transitioning the Soft-Goods Material Industry such as Plastic from Petroleum - 2021/9/17

The Oean Cleanup's plastic tracker app shows us where our trash ends up - 2021/7/8

The Oean Cleanup: 464,920 kg of trash removed from aquatic ecosystems so far - 2021/6/9

UPDATE: The Ocean Cleanup continues on its mission with 'The Interceptor' - 2021/3/3

Drowning in plastic: new report shows Canada contributes disproportionately to the global plastic disaster - 2020/10/5

"The Milky Way of plastics"- French start-up creates a fully biodegradable natural polymer using milk casein - 2020/4/20

California non-profit takes on big plastic in first-of-its-kind lawsuit - 2020/3/8

Replacing plastic – Canadian company set to revolutionize hemp waste - 2020/1/4

 

Real Estate

Poll shows 8 out of 10 British Columbians see freshwater as first priority: the Real Estate Foundation invests accordingly - 2021/10/25

 

Remediation

NASA spinoff,ecoSPEARS, innovation that cleans the world's contaminated soils, sediment and groundwater - 2020/7/8

Planting a healing forest in Yakama Nation correctional facility (WA) to fight climate change, restore bio-diversity and recharge the water table - 2020/6/15

 

Renewable energy

EVLO™ Reliable Renewable Energy: Intermittent energy storage, batteries for extreme cold weather increase energy stability in remote communities - 2021/9/14

From marmalade to Grand Marnier to electricity - 2021/3/9

UPDATE - Seeing red: BC's last primary forests - 2021/2/9

Canadian start-up General Fusion's pathway to a zero emission grid - 2020/12/17

Corvus Energy is turning the tide for the marine sector - 2020/12/17

Corvus Energy is turning the tide for the marine sector - 2020/12/17

A hot proposal – clean energy forever with Canadian start-up Eavor™ - 2020/12/13

Toronto-based solar technology innovator morgansolar has something new under the sun - 2020/11/27

Canada’s top green energy startup is promoting a circular economy with clean fuels and chemicals made from waste - 2020/11/22

Canada’s growing wood pellet export industry threatens forests, the climate, and wildlife - 2020/10/26

Trading sooty diesel for renewable energy systems in Canada's North - 2020/2/25

Unique partnership between remote northern community and ORPC harnesses river power to eliminate diesel fuel - 2020/2/24

Research

Landsat 9 - A joint NASA/USGS mission captures impacts of climate change providing critical data for natural resource management -2021/10/8

Caterpillars alter nutrient cycling between land and nearby lakes -2021/11/23

Water & the Energetic Light System: Can water make us glow? Turns out it can! -2020/9/8

The emerging science of structured water looks at fractal math -2020/8/4

Restoring soil biology with structured water -2020/6/17

A bioengineer’s water research takes a quantum leap - 2020/5/17

Canadian wins Stockholm Water Prize for raising awareness of global groundwater contamination - 2020/4/2

 

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Sea Level Rise

Incredible IPCC Sea Level Rise Projection Map - Find your location and click! - 2021/3/14

 

Solar

First motorists to be driving sun-powered cars by end of 2021 - 2021/3/14

 

Soils

Restoring soil biology with structured water -2020/6/17

 

Space

With only salt and water, WATA technology produces an active chlorine solution to treat drinking water in remote areas - 2021/11/5

Nova Scotia community rallies around first low orbit launch site in Canada. Lift-off 2023. - 2021/6/20

 

Sugaring

The RO Bucket - From maple syrup to water

 

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Technology

Start-up Aquaterrex 'Deep-Seated Water™ technology' locates water where others say “no water exists” - 2021/7/22

Niche start-up Norsepower reduces environmental impact of shipping with rotor sail technology - 2021/7/13

New nano coating recycles 15 percent more water in oil and gas industry - 2021/6/9/14

Having successfully developed a technology to clean up waste streams, start-up Simeken inc now looks to contaminated water cleanup - 2021/6/10

Unseenlabs: Satellite geolocation monitoring illegal and anti-environmental activities at sea - 2021/5/28

Swiss agritech startup Mootral helps farmers reduce their carbon footprint - 2021/4/23

Satellite technology start-up Wyvern taking earth observation into the business space - 2021/4/15

First motorists to be driving sun-powered cars by end of 2021 - 2021/3/14

Canada’s tech team CERT now one of the top ten finalists for the coveted Cosia Carbon Xprize - 2021/2/15

Canadian start-up Ecobee is abuzz with innovative smart home technology ideas - 2020/11/22

Water on the moon: Winnipeg's Magellan aerospace awarded contract to help find it - 2020/3/6

Converting CO2 into chemical fuels – U of T carbontech group gaining national and global recognition- 2020/2/22

Award-winning CEO expresses concern over Canada's water policies- 2020/2/15

Professor’s burning passion ignites solutions to mitigate climate change, re-route plastic waste into clean fuel, and extinguish fires- 2020/2/4

 

Trade

CETA's import quotas weigh heavily on Canadian dairy sector - 2019/9/30

 

Transportation

Canadian start-up TransPod developing ultra-high-speed transportation with zero-emissions advanced hyperloop technology - 2021/1/7

Corvus Energy is turning the tide for the marine sector - 2020/12/17

 

Trees

New study demonstrates the capacity of forests to regenerate themselves... If we let them - 2021/4/28

 

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Water Treatment

With only salt and water, WATA technology produces an active chlorine solution to treat drinking water in remote areas - 2021/11/5

Aquaporin Inside® technology filtration membranes - part 2 - 2021/1/14

Danish company, Aquaporin, uses nature's life-giving aquaporin protein to create biomimetic water filtration systems - part 1 - 2021/1/12

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Wastewater

Watch for this Canadian Clean-Tech IPO From the Lab Bench at Queen’s University - 2021/10/18

Vancouver’s Axine water technologies makes the Global Cleantech 100 again! - 2020/12/31

 

Water and the Arts

Mastering a hybrid of music, live performance, visual arts and technology - Underwater - 2021/10/4

Captain Paul Watson & the Sea Shepherd Marine Wildlife Conservation Society featured in award-winning film - 2020/11/5

 

 

Water Security

The POLIS Project: Community-Based Engagement and Action in Pursuit of Society’s Highest Ideals - 2021/10/25

Captain Paul Watson & the Sea Shepherd Marine Wildlife Conservation Society featured in award-winning film - 2020/11/5

 

 

Wildfires

Are Wildfire Smoke Fumes Impacting Oceans? - 2021/10/3

A world on fire - 2021/8/12

 

WT Women

Living Seawalls: Blending Ecological Concepts and Engineering to Benefit Marine Life and Clean Oceans - Interview with Marine Biologist, Melanie Bishop - 2022/6/9

Scientists from Scripps Institution of Oceanography detect vast amounts of groundwater beneath Antarctic ice. Interview with Chloe Gustafson - Lead author of A dynamic saline groundwater system mapped beneath an Antarctic ice stream - 2022/5/24

Diane Galusha, Author of Liquid Assets - A History of New York City’s Water System - 2022/1/9

 

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