Canadian Municipal Water eBulletin
November 16, 2017 In This Issue
CWWA News
Member News
Federal Initiatives
Provincial News
Upcoming Events
Snippings and Clippings
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CWWA News
 
   
If you were not in St. John’s last week for the National Water & Wastewater Conference, you really did miss a great one...I even heard the word ‘legendary’ mentioned a few times. Of course we had top quality speakers in top quality panels. The Delta St. John’s and the St. John’s Convention Centre offered the best venue. But of course it was the spirit of Newfoundland that made this event so memorable. We sure had some great food, great music and a lot of fun!
 
 
   
We’re wrapping up a great year, of great events here at CWWA. A full Conference report from the National Water and Wastewater Conference will be included in next month’s bulletin. In the meantime, we know how quickly everyone’s calendars fill up, so we want to make sure you’ve marked your calendar for CWWA’s 2018 events.
 
 
   
CWWA Committees are one of the most important resources for the Association and our members. They help advise staff on technical issues, give invaluable input on federal legislation and initiatives, and even help direct the program for our National Conference and Window on Ottawa.

For Committee members, it offers a fantastic network of water professionals working in the same focused area of expertise. It is the best way to engage with the Association and derive value from your organizations membership.
 
 
   
On July 24, 2017, the International Water Services Flushability Group (IWSFG) released their draft flushability standards for public comment. Much work led up to this point and there is much more work ahead of u
 
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Member News
 
   
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.
 
 
   
The University of Waterloo is seeking municipalities
to participate in a (free) study of outdoor water use
bylaws in Canadian cities.
 
 
   
The Board of Directors for the Water Environment & Reuse Foundation and Water Research Foundation have voted unanimously to integrate the two organizations into a single, unified research foundation. This new organization, entitled "The Water Research Foundation," is a realization of our One Water dream and will provide greater value and services to the 1200 combined subscribers through the creation of a stronger, broader, more interconnected research agenda
 
 
   
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You want to:
• Better manage your water losses?
• Find the right meter and supplier to measure flows?
• Get rid of FOG in your sewers?

Ask your question on our Q&A forum or participate in an existing discussion on the subject. Many of your peers visit FluksAqua every week to find solutions to their operational problems. Join your colleagues and help the water and wastewater community better manage its urban water and wastewater systems.

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Federal Initiatives
 
   
Following a final screening assessment conducted on chloral hydrate, the ministers have concluded that the substance does not meet any of the criteria for toxicity set out in section 64 and that no further action is required at this time. Chloral hydrate is primarily found in chlorinated drinking water as a disinfection by-product. It is also an active ingredient in prescription drugs used as sedatives and hypnotics. According to the final assessment "considering all available lines of evidence presented in this final screening assessment, there is a low risk of harm to organisms and the broader integrity of the environment from chloral hydrate."
 
 
   
Health Canada Consulting on Canadian Drinking Water Guidelines for Uranium and Enteric Viruses Health Canada is consulting on a new proposed guideline for uranium in drinking water.
 
Faculty of Applied Science/ University of BC
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Blue-White Industries
Provincial News
 
   
On November 3, 2017, the federal government announced it will invest $13.5 million, through Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC), to advance technologies being developed by clean tech enterprises.
 
Upcoming Events
 
   
Browse our calendar of member and partner events
 
Snippings and Clippings
Water Canada

The government of Newfoundland and Labrador has announced that it is ending limit of service agreements for municipalities within the province, providing more cost-sharing opportunities for water infrastructure.
 
Water Canada

The City of Welland, Ontario is assisting consumers with water conservation and leak detection by offering a $100 incentive for the purchase of Alert Labs real-time water sensors.
 
Water Canada

The government of Canada has moved forward with changes to the way federal granting councils target money through the Canada Research Chairs Program that are intended to lead to greater diversity among Canada’s leading scientists.
 
Amarjeet Sohi, Minister of Infrastructure and Communities, and Jenny Gerbasi, president of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities (FCM) have announced funding for 103 initiatives in communities across Canada through two new funding programs: the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP) and the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP).
 
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A $45-million loan will be needed for accelerated upgrades to the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant, according to a Regina city hall report
 
 

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