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ADVISORIES
WRAP-UP: There were 19 new advisories issued since yesterday : 6 in SK, 4 in QC, 2 in BC, 3 in NL, 1 in NS, 2 in ON, 1 in NB.

In Newfoundland and Labrador, a BWA was issued to Trinity Bay-Whirl Pond due to maintenance or repairs; the advisory applies to Little Catalina only. BWAs were also issued to Hopedale-American Pond due to the disinfection system being turned off due to mechanical failure or maintenance, and to Ferryland-Deep Cove Pond due to maintenance or repair. reason not stated.

Newfoundland and Labrador Advisory Map

In British Columbia, Regional District Okanagan-Similkameen issued a BWN to Missezula Water System in response to loss of system pressure due to generator failure during a power outage. RDOS also issued a BWN to Faulder Water System following loss of system pressure due to generator failure during a power outage.
British Columbia Advisory Map - Full Report


RECENT ADVISORIES - Full list




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WT LATEST
Nova Scotia Climate Tech Startup Wins Million Dollar XPRIZE CARBON REMOVAL MILESTONE AWARD - NEW!
Interview with Jason Vallis, VP of External Relations, Planetary Technologies


DESALINATION
No filters or high pressure pumps
Researchers build portable and energy efficient desalination - - NEW! Interview with Junghyo Yoon, Ph.D. and Bruce Crawford, Research Laboratory of Electronics, MIT


CYBER SECURITY
Cyber attacks on water sector
The risk is always there, and has to be managed carefully


SUGARING
The RO Bucket
- From maple syrup to water


WIND ASSIST
Saving our planet one ship at a time

Vancouver Start-Up Dasivedo Design moves forward with plans
to retrofit vessels with Wind Assist Technology


WIND PROPULSION
The Decade of Wind Propulsion

Gavin Allwright, Secretary-General International Windship Association (IWSA)



DIAMONDS
Diamonds - a time capsule of Earth's history - point to water beneath its surface

Interview with with Graham Pearson, Mantle Geochemist & Professor of Diamond Studies, University of Alberta


ARCTIC SEAFLOOR
Arctic sinkholes the size of a Manhattan block show up on Beaufort Seafloor

Interview with Charles Paull, Senior Scientist Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)


CONTAMINANTS
Inventing solutions for the most pressing of modern problems: Removing toxic PFAS from water
Interview with Frank Leibfarth, Ph.D. Chemist, UNC Chapel Hill


DRONE TRAINING
Thinking about a Business with Drones? Learn to Operate from Commercial Pilots

Interview with Joe Henderson, Founder and CEO Agile Drone Services, Part 1


DRONE TRAINING
Training local teams for operating in remote and northern communities

Interview with Joe Henderson, Founder and CEO Agile Drone Services, Part 2


BOOKS
Picture Book Guide to Toronto’s Water, Wastewater and Energy Infrastructure

Interview with Mariko Uda, Author and Illustrator of Where does it all come from? Where does it all go?


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



CITY WATER

Report on Canadian Municipal Drinking Water. WT sent requests for informations to a cross-section of randomly picked cities across Canada, asking them to to tell us about the features and challenges of their water systems. Cities were offered the option of either a phone interview with their Drinking Water Management or a series of email questions. The reports below feature the answers that were sent to us.
WHISTLER, bc
The City's Source of water is Alpine Lakes and groundwater


REGINA, SK
The City of Regina receives potable water from the Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Plant, located approximately 60 km northwest of the City.


GREATER SUDBURY, ON
The City's distribution network has close to a thousand kilometres
of piping network, spread out over a very large geographic area


ABBOTSFORD, BC
Abbotsford and Mission receive domestic water from the Abbotsford Mission Water & Sewer Commission


GRANDE PRAIRIE, AB
Since 2003, water in the Grande Prairie region has been operated by Aquatera, a municipally controlled corporation .


GATINEAU, QC
The City's Aylmer water and wastewater plants are the most vulnerable to flooding


FREDERICTON
The new E. John Bliss Water Treatment Plant was built to withstand 1 in 100 years flood levels


WINNIPEG
Increasing zebra mussels in Shoal Lake, the city's water source, are considered an emerging issue for Winnipeg
SASKATOON In anticipation of increased cyber attacks, the city has initiated a Cyber Security project to assess the plants and make recommendations

PRINCE RUPERT
A new water plant is at the engineering stage to replace the current single barrier chlorination treatment -


INUVIK - New Water Plant brings Inuvik water up to par with Canadian Drinking Water Standards

MONCTON - Moncton Water Plant Adapting technology for changing water conditions

MONTREAL
City invests in green solutions to reduce the occurrence of sewage overflows


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


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 33 long-term and 39 short-term advisories in Indigenous communities across the country. While 109 long-term advisories have been lifted, 33 remain, and the number of short-term advisories has not been declining 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 39 short-term advisories in effect in First Nations communities across Canada, excluding BC; and 7 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 33 long-term advisories across Canada, excluding BC; and 11 in BC issued by the First Nation Health Authority (FNHA)

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

Interview with ISC Minister, Patty Hajdu
"It is our collective duty to end discrimination against Indigenous peoples" - 2022/1/21

All First Nation water advisories are also listed on our provincial maps along with non-indigenous advisories.


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

Carbon Removal
Nova Scotia Climate Tech Startup Wins Million Dollar XPRIZE CARBON REMOVAL MILESTONE AWARD - NEW!
Interview with Jason Vallis, VP of External Relations, Planetary Technologies


Transportation
Desalination
No filters or high pressure pumps
Researchers build portable and energy efficient desalination - NEW!
Interview with Junghyo Yoon, Ph.D. and Bruce Crawford, Research Laboratory of Electronics, MIT


Transportation
Electric ferries launch at the Port of Kingston, ON. Interview with Guillaume Clement, Leclanché Energy Storage Solutions

Shipping
Saving our planet one ship at a time
Vancouver Start-Up Dasivedo Design moves forward with plans
to retrofit vessels with Wind Assist Technology


Shipping
Clean Sailing with Emission-Free Cargo Ships. Interview with CEO of SailCargo Inc

Oceans
Arctic sinkholes the size of a Manhattan block show up on Beaufort Seafloor
Interview with Charles Paull, Senior Scientist Monterey Bay Aquarium Research Institute (MBARI)


Mining
Calgary start-up Summit Nanotech's lithium mining process reduces freshwater use to zero while decreasing chemical waste by 90%

Watch for Canadian Clean-Tech IPO, Forward Water Technologies, from the Lab Bench at Queen’s University

Analyzers
MULTI-PURPOSE ANALYZERS
Breaking through Normal: Finding efficiency with Mantech's Multi-purpose Analyzers, Part 1

peCOD ANALYZER
Mantech'sChemical Oxygen Demand) Analyzer provides results in 10 minutes, Part 2


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.










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