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July 23, 2015 In This Issue
CWWA News
Member News
Federal Initiatives
Provincial News
Standards News
CWWA Member Profiles
Sponsor and Exhibitor Profiles
Snippings and Clippings
MSU Mississauga Ltd.
Xylem Inc.
CG Industrial Specialties Ltd,
CWWA News
 
   
CWWA is always working to strengthen its partnerships and to build new ones. That is why we are so pleased to announce our new partnership with Public Safety Canada and Dalhousie University. We have joined forces to gather the baseline information we need to strengthen the capacity of our municipal utilities in Canada to deal with emergencies. Public Safety Canada is concerned with the security of all infrastructure in Canada and CWWA represents our Water/Wastewater sector on the national cross-sector round table.
 
 
   
CWWA is proud to announce its partnership with Public Safety Canada and Dalhousie University, working together on a national project on Strengthening the Resilience of the Canadian Water Sector. The project is funded by Defence Research and Development Canada (DRDC) through the Canadian Safety and Security Program (CSSP).
 
Member News
 
   
Released last month by the Canadian Water Network’s Canadian Municipal Water Consortium, the document discusses integrated risk management; full cost recovery and financing; wastewater resource; recovery and beneficial use of biosolids; and resiliency to storms and extreme weather. Appendix A provides current or recently completed consortium-supported research projects.
 
 
   
The Clean50 Awards are given annually to 50 individuals or small teams, who have made the greatest contribution to clean capitalism and sustainability in Canada over the prior two years.

The Clean50 Selection Committee also recognizes the Top15 Projects or initiatives completed over the past two years based on:Innovation, Overall Impact and the Influential Example set for others.

SanEcoTec is being recognized for introducing AVIVE™ Healthy Water. Better Life.
 
 
   
The winners of the 2015 Water's Next awards were announced June 25 at a gala dinner hosted at the Westin Bayshore Hotel in Vancouver, British Columbia. Water’s Next, a national awards program produced by Water Canada magazine, honours the achievements and ideas of individuals and companies that successfully work to change water in Canada.
 
Federal Initiatives
 
   
Proposed Red Tape Reduction Regulations, pursuant to the Red Tape Reduction Act, were published in the June 27, 2015 edition of Canada Gazette Part I. The Red Tape Reduction Act, which received royal assent April 23, 2015, establishes a ‘One-for-One Rule’ whereby an existing regulation must be eliminated every time a new regulation is introduced.
 
 
   
Aquatic Invasive Species Regulations under the Fisheries Act were published in the June 17, 2015 edition of Canada Gazette Part II.
 
 
   
Health Canada and Environment Canada conducted a joint scientific assessment of Selenium and its compounds in Canada under section 68 or 74 of CEPA 1999, and under the Selenium-containing Substance Grouping of the CMP Substance Grouping Initiative. A notice summarizing the scientific considerations of the draft Screening Assessment (dSAR) for these substances was published in the Canada Gazette, Part I, on July 18, 2015.
 
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Provincial News
 
   
The long-awaited proposed Water Act discussion paper was tabled by the P.E.I. government in the legislature Wednesday. The use of P.E.I.'s groundwater has come under scrutiny as the potato industry has pressed the government to lift a moratorium on high-capacity water wells for irrigation and that is what set government on this path.
 
 
   
Alberta Environment and Parks (AEP) has announced that, as of June 1, 2015, proponents will be expected to submit wetland-related Water Act and Public Lands Act applications in the so-called "White Area" (i.e. the settled areas of Alberta) in accordance with the Alberta Wetland Policy. This action coincides with the beginning of the field season for conducting wetland field assessments. Implementation covering the remaining "Green Areas" will begin in 2016.

The Alberta Wetland Policy is designed to provide the strategic direction and tools required to make informed management decisions in the long-term interest of Albertans. Where development activities have the potential to impact wetlands, the wetland policy promotes avoidance and minimization, as the preferred courses of action. Approximately 20 per cent of Alberta’s surface area is covered by wetlan
 
 
   
Nova Scotia’s Minister of Environment, Randy Delorey, approved May 14, 2015, Nova Scotia Watercourse Alterations Standard - For Watercourse Alterations under Notification Process. The standard - effective June 1, 2015 - presents the minimum requirements that apply to watercourse alteration activities for which notification must be provided under NS Reg. 47/95 Activities Designation Regulations.
 
Standards News
 
   
CSA Group is determining the feasibility of developing a suite of standards dealing with the design and construction of water and wastewater treatment structures.
 
 
   
The Standards Council of Canada (SCC) announced June 11, 2015, new online access whereby Canadians can provide input into the development of international standards. According to SCC, "by participating, Canadians gain insight into the latest business and technical developments and play a role in supporting key sectors of the economy".
 
CWWA Member Profiles
 
   
The Olympic Group have been suppliers of HVAC equipment to the water industry for more than 50 years. Always innovative, we now provide the latest technology in biogas cogeneration and gas treatment equipment throughout Canada.
 
 
   
The Alberta Municipal Services Corporation is a solutions-based company, successfully delivering innovative services to municipalities, municipally related organizations, and their employees for more than 40 years.
 
 
   
Located in the southeast corner of BC, The Regional District of East Kootenay is a local government dedicated to providing quality service to residents and property owners. The Region works together as a partnership of municipalities and electoral (rural) areas to provide and coordinate services.
 
 
   
Acti-Zyme products service many industries and sectors. Most commonly they are used in municipal and industrial treatment, contained livestock and residential septic tank systems. Acti-Zyme is also hard at work to develop new innovative products for additional sectors.
 
Sponsor and Exhibitor Profiles
 
   
The National Water and Wastewater Conference is presented by the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association in conjunction with the Canadian Association on Water Quality. The mission of the Canadian Association on Water Quality (CAWQ) is to create and foster a nationwide network of professionals dedicated to the development and communication of knowledge to preserve and enhance the water quality environment.
 
 
   
IDEXX Water is the global leader in water microbiology, providing tests that ensure the safety of drinking water and other water supplies for an estimated two billion people in more than 100 countries. Our easy, rapid, accurate tests and our full line of testing supplies, equipment and accessories are supported by a team of experts. IDEXX’s innovative testing solutions are making a world of difference by helping to ensure water quality and safeguard public health in communities around the globe.
 
Snippings and Clippings
waterfrontoronto.ca
Today, the federal, provincial and city governments, together with Waterfront Toronto, announced $5 million in funding to complete due diligence work that will provide greater certainty on the costs and risks associated with the proposal to naturalize the mouth of the Don River, provide flood protection to the area and unlock significant economic development potential – including the First Gulf/Unilever site.
 
cbc.ca
New guidelines for testing municipal drinking water will be released at the end of summer, early fall according to New Brunswick's chief medical officer of health.
 
wateronline.com
A water utility in Connecticut is trying a long-term strategy for coping with the effects of brain drain. It is trying to attract employment candidates while they’re still young.
 
wateronline.com
To paraphrase the 2015 ARCADIS Sustainable Cities Index, there is no perfect, sustainable, utopian city. But that may not be the point. For populations around the world, the main question is: How are we going to deal with the hand we’ve been dealt? How will we manage to achieve the triple bottom line of social, environmental, and economic viability? Where do we start?
 
wateronline.com
Are natural gas companies the unsung heroes of water conservation? The industry is notorious for the scale of its water needs in this era of scarcity and drought, but there is reason to believe that the rise of this form of energy production may actually help conserve water.
 
Ground Water Canada
A University of Wyoming professor has made a discovery that answers a nearly 100-year-old question about water movement, with implications for agriculture, hydrology, climate science and other fields.
 
The Globe & Mail
Public-opinion research is a necessity for developing effective water-conservation measures in current dry conditions, but few municipalities are seeking such information, says a Simon Fraser University scientist.
 
Digital Journal
You may not think a tiny goldfish could grow into a massive problem in Canadian, American and world waterways, but it can. It seems that when families no longer want Goldie they often dump the little guy into a lake, stream or other waterway.
 
Water Canada Magazine
Canada’s water is among the safest in the world. This level of assurance has been achieved through quality analysis, but there is much more to learn about what exactly is in our wastewater and how that may impact public health. Enter the Advancing Canadian Wastewater Assets (ACWA) research facility.
 
Water Canada Magazine
The City of Charlottetown took another step forward with its Residential Water Meter Installation Program on July 13 by awarding the $1.2-million project contract to Bevan Bros Limited
 
Water Canada Magazine
The City of Campbell River, British Columbia unveiled updated plans for its new water supply project on July 16. The project now includes a water transmission line down Highway 28 to connect to the existing watermain off Powerhouse Road, and the relocation of the city’s ultraviolet and sodium hypochlorite treatment facilities to the new pump station building, which will be constructed at John Hart Lake.
 
 

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