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August 27, 2015 In This Issue
CWWA News
Member News
Federal Initiatives
Provincial News
CWWA Member Profiles
Upcoming Events
Snippings and Clippings
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CWWA News
 
   
While the CWWA is mostly focused on utility management, from drinking water supply to wastewater treatment, I think it is safe to say we all love water. This has been a great summer and I have spent a lot of it in the water. I live just a couple of blocks up from the mighty St. Lawrence River where my family swims daily, or kayaks, or we hitch a sail on a friend’s boat. Even a visit to Grandma’s farm means swimming in the Quyon River or the Ottawa or one of the many lakes of West Quebec. If we are not at the beach, we are at the town pool and my kids are still young enough for splash pads or even sprinklers in the backyard. We all love water and appreciate it in its natural state.
 
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CWWA is saddened to learn of the passing on August 02, 2015 of Camille Charette, formerly of the City of Montréal’s water services, and representative of Quebec on the Board of Directors. Camille served as the sixth President of the Board of Directors from 1993 to 1994. At the time of his death, he was 82 and was living in Ottawa.
 
Member News
 
   
The Water Environment Federation (WEF) recently announced twelve distinguished members as the 2015 WEF Fellows recipients. Among these 12 was our own Rhonda Harris of CH2M. While Rhonda may hail from Texas, she is well known for her work in BC and Ontario and for her support of WEF Member Associations across Canada.
 
 
   
The IWA YWP North America Chapter is continuing to expand its activities and network to connect with Young Water Professionals across Canada and the United States. We are therefore looking to recruit five water enthusiasts, aged 35 and under, to join the Chapter’s Management Committee this fall. This is an excellent opportunity to boost your career, to connect with your peers and to become actively involved in the water dialogue both locally and internationally.
 
Federal Initiatives
 
   
An order proposing to add microbeads to Schedule 1 - the List of Toxic Substances under the Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 (CEPA 1999) was published in the August 1, 2015 edition of Canada Gazette Part I.
 
 
   
The Government of Canada launched, July 9, 2015, consultations on phosphorus targets to protect Lake Erie.
 
 
   
The new Nunavut Planning and Project Assessment Act (NuPPAA) is now in force.

According to the government, "the act provides clear processes for development and approval of land use plans and includes a single window entry into the regulatory review process; timelines for decision-making; and new enforcement tools (i.e. monetary fines and possible jail time).
 
 
   
Health Canada released, July 15, 2015, Third Report on Human Biomonitoring of Environmental Chemicals in Canada, a technical report that provides the results of the biomonitoring component of the Canadian Health Measures Survey (CHMS) and presents comprehensive data on the exposure of the Canadian population to environmental chemicals (i.e. triclosan, volatile organic compounds).
 
 
   
Health Canada’s Federal-Provincial- Territorial Committee on Drinking Water, released July 23, 2015, notice of consultation on Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality - Guideline Technical Document on Chromium.
 
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Provincial News
 
   
The Water Environment Association of Ontario (WEAO) recently posted online a July 7, 2015 letter from the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) regarding requirements under the Environmental Bill of Rights for the posting of wastewater Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA) applications on the registry.
 
 
   
Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry (MNRF) recently announced that the Conservation Authorities Act is to be reviewed.
 
 
   
Ontario’s Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry recently released Wetland Conservation in Ontario: A Discussion Paper. The discussion paper provides an overview of wetlands in Ontario; a summary of policies, programs and partnerships that form Ontario’s current wetland conservation framework; information on what others are doing and suggests priority areas on which the government could focus. The purpose of this posting is to seek feedback to help identify challenges and opportunities associated with wetland conservation in Ontario.

Comments accepted until October 30, 2015.
 
 
   
Manitoba Conservation and Water Stewardship released, June 30, 2015, a discussion paper on proposed regulations to support Manitoba’s new Groundwater and Water Well Act.
 
 
   
On July 30, 2015, the BC government issued four policies associated with its proposed Water Sustainability Act ("WSA") for public comment.
 
 
   
Notice of an amendment to the Ministerial Order concerning the fees payable under Quebec’s Environment Quality Act, was published in the July 29, 2015, edition of Gazette officielle du Quebec. The amendments replace section 8 with new content that deals with water withdrawal fees and fees for renewing applications
 
 
   
Prince Edward Island’s government recently issued an invitation to all Islanders to participate in the creation of a Water Act. The planned act will provide water security, offer guidance for government decisions involving water management and put legislation in place that will allow water challenges to be effectively addressed. PEI is the only Canadian province dependent entirely on groundwater for drinking water.

 
CWWA Member Profiles
 
   
Hammond Manufacturing is a leading manufacturer of industrial enclosures, electronic enclosures, racks & amp; rack cabinets, transformers, outlet strips and climate control products.
 
 
   
MANTECH INC. manufactures automated multi-parameter water, soil and petrochemical analysis systems. Offering flexible solutions and easy to use software, MANTECH can provide the optimum system for your laboratory, whether it is a simple pH and Alkalinity system for a handful of samples or a larger BOD and six parameter system for hundreds of samples. MANTECH’s systems are robust, accurate and easy to use.
 
Upcoming Events
 
   
Visit the CWWA Events calendar for upcoming water events.
 
 
   
The City of Calgary is hosting the 2015 Livable Cities Forum: Building Flood Resiliency, in partnership with ICLEI and the Canadian Water Resources Association (CWRA).
 
 
   
The SD Tech FundTM and the SD Natural Gas FundTM will be accepting applications for funding from August 26-October 14, 2015.

Join SDTC and our funding partners to learn how to build a competitive application.

• Hear from SDTC’s Funding Advisors.
• Meet other cleantech funders in your community.
• Hear from SDTC’s successful portfolio companies in your region.

Workshops take place in over 30 cities across Canada. Find a location near you!
 
Snippings and Clippings
Water Canada
On July 30, the Province of New Brunswick announced funding for three new wastewater infrastructure projects through the Small Communities Fund.
 
Water Canada
The City of Kawartha Lakes, Ontario, announced on August 4 the installation of an innovative technology near Hickory Beach on Sturgeon Lake, in the province’s south-central region. The technology, which will help control weeds and improve water quality on the Bayou Canal, was developed by WCI Environmental Solutions, and has been adopted thanks to collaboration between WCI, the City of Kawartha Lakes, Kawartha Region Conservation Authority (KRCA), and local residents within the WRAIN Project.
 
Water Canada
Beer makers are hopping into a heated political fight: climate change. A group of breweries has signed a so-called "climate change declaration" as part of a new campaign to promote sustainability policies. They argue that shifting weather patterns threaten their bottom line by endangering two key ingredients: hops, a crop that needs stable weather conditions, and water.
 
Water Canada
The City Council of Burlington, Ontario has approved the addition of $20.4 million to funds already allocated to stormwater infrastructure improvements.
 
AWWA
With New York City’s Legionnaires’ disease already in the headlines, media are likely to take increased interest in a U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report released yesterday. CDC released its bi-annual "Surveillance for Waterborne Disease Outbreaks Associated with Drinking Water — United States, 2011–2012," and as with outbreak summaries for 2007–2008 and 2009–2010, the most frequent disease associated with potable water has been legionellosis.
 
London Free Press
Dozens of Ontario cities that spew raw and partly treated sewage into waterways during heavy storms will be ordered to disclose that pollution to the public as it happens.
 
St. John's Telegram

And infrastructure demands are not slowing down in rural N.L.
While cost-sharing on drinking water units for communities in need, the provincial government continues to face demands for cost-sharing on other capital projects to help municipalities and local service districts maintain existing water services.
 
Toronto Star
A top Canadian meteorologist warns that municipalities aren’t prepared to deal with the impacts of an increasingly volatile climate that can bring devastating floods one season and a drought the next.
 
Coast Reporter
Non-potable water sources have been opened up in Gibsons and Sechelt in an effort to help residents keep their plants alive during Stage 4 watering restrictions.
 
Municipal Information Network
Ontario has approved two plans to protect sources of drinking water in the Greater Toronto and Hamilton Area.
 
Netnewsledger.com
Keewaytinook Okimakanak today demonstrated at an Open House in Dryden on Wednesday, at the Keewaytinook Centre of Excellence its latest water and wastewater initiative, the Safe Water Project, which is helping deliver clean, safe drinking water to its First Nation communities.
 
The Vancouver Sun
While public education and water restrictions help to conserve water, dramatic reductions can be achieved through water pricing and government incentives to upgrade wasteful appliances.
 
CBC.ca
Toronto may soon issue real time public updates when storms and wet weather affect water quality in Lake Ontario.
 
USA Today
Happy National Toilet Paper Day! The only time you think about toilet paper may be when there's a two for one deal in the grocery store, but now, like all things, there's a day devoted to TP.
 
 

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