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Our keynote speaker in Banff, Grant Ainsley, made it very clear to all that we are in the public attitudes business.  While for years we have gone about quietly providing safe drinking water and making wastewater clean, we are in a very different world now and almost EVERY aspect of our work involves addressing public attitudes.

  

CWWA is excited to be partnering with the Canadian Water Summit to offer our usual program of federal policy and initiatives alongside the CWS. Together, we will help build important conversations on the policy and governance issues which are key to unlocking Canada’s blue economy.

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This year we’re back in central Canada in Niagara Falls Ontario. Our website is launched and includes online submission for presentation proposals. For 2020 we’re looking forward to even more sessions that speak directly to the biggest challenges for water and wastewater utility leaders.

 

Happy Holidays from everyone at the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association. We hope your holidays will be filled with joy and laughter through the New Year.

Members please note the CWWA office is closed from December 24-January 2.

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Blue-White Industries
Member News
  

Canadian municipalities, utilities and commissions own the sanitary sewer collection and wastewater treatment systems. Built and maintained in large part by the water & sewer rates paid by residents and businesses, sewage systems are designed to collect and effectively treat only three things – pee, poop and regular toilet paper or the 3 Ps. Our treatment systems can not break down synthetic wipes fibers and it appears the natural environment is having trouble as well.

  

Do you want your community to be recognized as a sustainability leader?

FCM’s 2020 Sustainable Communities Awards recognize Canada’s most innovative local sustainability projects in nine different categories: asset management, brownfields, climate change, energy, neighbourhoods, transportation, waste, water and the GMF 20th Anniversary Visionary Award.

  

NACWA recently released a new document, A Clean Water Utility's Guide to Considering Source Identification, Pretreatment, and Sampling Protocols for PFAS, designed to provide helpful information to utilities that are dealing with growing questions around PFAS chemicals in wastewater or biosolids.

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George Brown College
International News

The Advertising Standards Authority (ASA) has that found Kimberly-Clark, owners of Andrex, were misleading customers by not saying whether their toilet wipes were tested against the water industry Fine to Flush standard. The ASA has ruled that content on a Kimberley Clark website for Andrex toilet wipes was misleading advertising following a challenge by a complainant that the claim "flushable" was misleading.

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Snippings & Clippings

Water Canada

A new Digital Technology Supercluster has signed a Master Project Agreement to proceed with the $4.65 million Fresh Water Data Commons (FWDC) Project. The project will develop a balanced private-public water monitoring platform that will allow others to contribute and access the data.

Water Canada

As blue-green algae proliferates around the world, a University of Saskatchewan researcher cautions that current municipal drinking water monitoring that focuses on a single toxin associated with the cyanobacteria blooms is likely to miss the true public health risks.

Water Canada

According to new research from the University of Waterloo, managing reservoirs for water quality, not just flood control, could be part of the solution to the growth of toxic algal blooms in the Great Lakes, especially Lake Erie.

Water Canada

Researchers from York University can now predict river water levels days in advance of floods using artificial intelligence and data from two rivers: the Don River in Toronto and Bow River in Calgary.