New Investments to Support Review of Wastewater Contaminants
On October 12, 2017, the government announced it will invest $400,000 this year for a technical review of contaminants in wastewater to be conducted by Canadian Water Network. An expert panel, chaired by University of British Columbia’s Dr. Don Mavinic, will undertake the review, which is expected to be completed by March 31, 2018. The panel will deliver a report in April 2018 about wastewater treatment options.
Since the initial announcement the Canadian Water Network has announced the names of the experts who will participate on a new advisory panel tasked with framing and assessing the knowledge, practice, and priorities in municipal wastewater treatment across
The national panel members:
- Which wastewater contaminants do we need to worry about most, now and in the future?
- What are the options for our diverse Canadian communities to address these contaminants through wastewater treatment?
- What are the important opportunities and trade-offs involved in those treatment choices, including resource recovery, costs, implications for related issues like greenhouse gas emissions, and socio-economic and cultural fit?
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