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Water Today Title December 3, 2021
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AG REPORT
AG finds 46% of the work on Environment and Sustainable Development falls short of Federal Strategies and Goals


ADVISORIES
WRAP-UP:There were 12 new advisories issued since yesterday: 6 in QC, 3 in BC, 3 in ON.
In British Columbia, a BWN was issued to properties on the Ruskin Water System (Mission) following a mudslide which caused issues with water quality; properties impacted include the Ruskin Townsite and the Ruskin Trailer Court.
- British Columbia Advisory Map Full report

MOST RECENT: Full list

BC FLOODING
Up-to-date information for those affected by the storms.



FIRST NATIONS
170 Years after signing the Douglas Treaty, Tsawout First Nation leads in marine protection








                ADVISORY MAPS
                Click on links below to change map

Boil Water      Do Not Consume      Water Shortage      Cyanobacteria Bloom



Numbers indicate the amount of advisories in each province
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WT Latest

CITY WATER - WT Report on Drinking Water in Canada's 50 largest cities.
Our first reports:

CITY WATER
MONCTON
- Moncton Water Plant Adapting technology for changing water conditions


VANCOUVER. - Metro Vancouver is a utility provider that plans for and delivers regional-scale drinking water services to approximately 2.7 million people through its member jurisdictions.

TORONTO. - The City's Lead in Drinking Water Mitigation Strategy launched in 2011 has significantly decreased lead exceedances.

OTTAWA - In 2020, The city launched its Combined Sewage Storage Tunnel to protect the Ottawa River

SOIL REMEDIATION
Proposed National Soil Strategy calls up Canadian Farmers to Combat Climate Change


NUTRIENT CYCLING
Caterpillars alter nutrient cycling between land and nearby lakes

ENVIRONMENTAL PETITIONS
Did you know you can submit an Environmental Petition to the Environment Commissioner and be guaranteed a response?

SHIP BY SAIL
Net Energy Zero: Fair Trade Coffee shipped by Schooner in 2023


All previous WT articles can be found in our a to Z section

WT Tech - Towards a more sustainable water/energy nexus.


Remediation
Start-up Aquaterrex locates water where others say “no water exists”

Shipping
Niche start-up Norsepower reduces environmental impact of shipping

Airships
Straightline Airships Environment-friendly commercial aviation that requires no roads or airports

Space
Lift-off 2023! Nova Scotia community rallies around first low orbit launch site in Canada.




WT Rez

FIRST NATION & INUIT WATER
The long-standing lack of clean drinking water and wastewater facilities in Indigenous communities has left an indelible stain on Canada's flag. For years successive government have pledged to fix the problem, yet today there are 45 long-term and 28 short-term advisories in Indigenous communities across the country. While 109 long-term advisories have been lifted, 43 remain in 32 communities, and the number of short-term advisories has been climbing in recent months, with short-term advisories regularly recurring in the same communities. Band Councils say government initiatives suffer from a lack of holistic approach, unprofessional consultants or engineers and poor funding for operators and related infrastructure.
Short-Term Advisories
According to Indigenous Services Canada latest report, there are 27 short-term advisories in effect in First Nations communities across Canada, excluding BC; and 9 in BC issued by the First Nation Health Authority (FNHA).

List of all Short-Term Advisories
Long-Term Advisories
In place for more than a year, these advisories are also monitored by Indigenous Services Canada (ISC)

There are currently 43 long-term advisories across Canada.

List of all Long-Term Advisories
A view from the Rez
Interviews Chiefs or Band Officials of the communities under long-term advisory. The latest ones include Chief Bruce Achneepineskum of Marten Falls First Nation, ON; and Chief Skead, Wauzhushk Onigum Nation, ON

A view from the rez -All Interviews
All First Nation water advisories are also listed on our provincial maps along with non-indigenous advisories.










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