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CWWA News
  

First, you should not be reading this e-Bulletin.  You SHOULD be on your way to the National Water & Wastewater Conference in Montreal!  If you do get to our National Conference, you can also attend the Annual General Meeting of the Association, meet the Board and learn more about your association. 

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Member News
  

As a follow-up to our reports on the World Water Congress in Tokyo, we are pleased to congratulate Professor Rajeshwar-Dayal (RD) Tyagi on winning the 2018 IWA Project Innovation Award (Silver) for Breakthroughs in Research and Development.

  

AllWaterThings wants to know how your plant’s unused or obsolete equipment can be used elsewhere to encourage circular economy in the water and wastewater industry.

Do you have spare parts and unused equipment sitting on shelves at your treatment plant?

Are you willing to purchase new parts and equipment directly from neighboring plants at a discounted rate? We want to make it easier for parts to be where they need to be in order to better respond to emergencies and service delivery needs - instead of collecting dust in a warehouse. Please take a moment to answer our 10 question survey.

 Take the 10 question survey now

Hoskin Scientific Ltd.
Blue-White Industries
  

The Alliance for Water Efficiency presents its Water Star Award every year to recognize individual excellence in water efficiency. We celebrate the “unsung hero”, the water conservation practitioner working in the trenches who makes a huge difference by their quiet dedication, passion, and progressive approaches to move forward our field.

Michèle Giddings is known to many of you as the science lead and Manager of the Water Quality and Science Division at Health Canada. After more than 32 years in Health Canada’s drinking water-related science, policy and research programme, Michèle will be retiring from the public service in late December 2018. It is not easy to sum up a career that spans more than three decades.

Federal Initiatives

The government recently announced that over $2 million in funding will be allocated for 41 new initiatives in communities across Canada through three programs: the Green Municipal Fund (GMF), the Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP) and the Municipal Asset Management Program (MAMP).

Canada’s Ecofiscal Commission
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Provincial News

Water Canada

The province of Nova Scotia announced support for water and wastewater projects in ten communities through the Provincial Capital Assistance Program.

Water Canada

 The federal and provincial governments are investing in water infrastructure in southern Saskatchewan.

Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and the Warren Kaeding, Minister of Government Relations, announced more than $20 million in federal-provincial funding to upgrade electrical systems at the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant.

A Recently-Signed Canada-Quebec Equivalency Agreement recognizes that certain provisions of Quebec’s Environment Quality Act and of its Regulation respecting municipal wastewater treatment works (“RRMWTW”), duplicate the federal Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations (“WSER”). As a consequence, the agreement proposes removing the application of the WSER to municipal wastewater systems which are subject to the RRMWTW so that only the RRMWTW and the Environment Quality Act apply. 

The Ministry of Environment and Climate Change Strategy (the ministry) will be revising the Organic Matter Recycling Regulation (OMRR) made under the Environmental Management Act and the Public Health Act. Enacted in 2002, the OMRR governs the construction and operation of composting facilities, and the production, distribution, sale, storage, use, and land application of biosolids and compost. The OMRR was developed to facilitate the recycling of organic material while protecting human health and the environment.

International News

At a meeting held between September 18 and September 21, 2018 in Halifax, NS, the Group of 7 (G7) environment, oceans and energy ministers discussed ‘Working Together on Climate Change, Oceans and Clean Energy’. The meeting marked the first time a G7 ministerial meeting linked together the three issues, and the first time Canada hosted the G7 environment ministers.

Upcoming Events
  

February 27 & 28, 2019. 

The ICWMM brings together professionals from around the world to exchange ideas on current practices and emerging technologies in water management. Emphasis is on state-of-the-art computer modeling for resolving water quantity and quality problems in stormwater, wastewater, watershed, and water distribution systems.

Water Online

Over the past two decades, the trend from traditional design-bid-build (DBB) construction project-delivery practices to design-build (DB) practices has grown. Is that merely a cyclical trend or a step change that is destined to be a fixture for a long time to come?

Snippings & Clippings

New York Post

A team of divers in South Carolina went plunging to the dirtiest depths — up to 90 feet — in raw sewage to unclog pipes blocked by so-called “flushable” wipes, officials said.

Water Canada

With the arrival of the Canada Infrastructure Bank’s new president and CEO, Pierre Lavallée, the CIB will soon have its operations team in place. For municipalities, there is much anticipation and many questions about how the CIB, will allocate funds for new infrastructure projects.

Water Canada

A report from the World Economic Forum last month has provided a road map for the future of the blue economy.

Harnessing the Fourth Industrial Revolution for Water identifies challenges to water and looks for solutions in emergent technologies and their applications. The report examines how Internet of Things (IoT), virtual reality (VR), and artificial intelligence (AI) intersect with the most pressing issues in water management and looks at how they can provide new strategies to improve the health of our waters and ensure access to clean water to the world’s growing and moving population.

Water Online

An EPA official stated last week that Flint officials should not have flushed hydrants before testing for lead during the water crisis.

Water Online

In an effort that is opposed by water companies, Connecticut regulators are trying to restrict water exports in the drought-plagued state.

Water Online

Connecticut utilities repelled numerous cyberattacks over the last year, according to a new report from the state government.

IWA Source

In April, the IWA Specialist Group on Statistics & Economics held a workshop in Cyprus to discuss waterís elusive value. Ed Smeets and Lledó Castellet examine some of the complexities and different approaches to getting the right price for water

For decades, we have turned on the tap and expected as much water as we need. It is, after all, a fundamental human right. Less understood is how water access is also a human responsibility: we need to be efficient in our use.

Water Online

An explosion at a water reclamation plant in Chicago on August 30 appears to have been caused by methane gas ignited by a worker’s welding torch.

Water Canda

A new report from Innovation, Science and Economic Development Canada examines the high-growth potential of the country’s cleantech sector.

CWWA Member Profiles
  

Canada Tank Solutions Inc. is an inventive design, build, and service organization specializing in innovative tank solutions. We engineer, manufacture, and construct customized storage tank systems for various industries including oil and gas, energy and power, water and waste water, fire protection, bio gas and bio diesel and dry bulk.

  

The Canadian Chlorine Chemistry Council (C4) is an alliance of associations and companies devoted to the responsible use of chlorine chemistry.

C4’s vision is the responsible and sustainable use of chlorine chemistry resulting in societal benefit recognized by the public.

C4’s Mission is to facilitate dialogue and promote coordinated action in Canada amongst key stakeholders in order that a balanced view of chlorine chemistry may enable society to make informed, science-based decisions on issues involving chlorine chemistry.

  

Levitt-Safety is a national provider of life, fire and environmental safety products and services. With strategically located branches across Canada, Levitt-Safety is ideally equipped to serve companies of any size or industry who want to create a culture of safety in their organization.

  

At Kamstrup, we do smart metering solutions for energy and water. From intelligent meters and remote reading systems to analytics and services, we deliver high-quality solutions for utilities, property managers and other companies who depend on reliable consumption data. 

We care about your meter data as much you do, and we will never stop being excited about helping you utilise their full value. So enough about us.