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Water Today Title January 18, 2022
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ADVISORIES
WRAP-UP:There were 17 new advisories issued since Friday : 12 in QC, 3 in SK, 1 in BC, 1 in ON.
In Saskatchewan, PDWAs were issued to 2 blocks in Ponteix due to planned maintenance. A DNC Advisory was issued to one block in Saskatoon due to contamination having been caused by construction, repair or operations.
- Saskatchewan Advisory Map Full Report

MOST RECENT ADVISORIES: Full list

RENEWABLE ENERGY
MOBISMART Smart off-grid mobile power and storage ➤

FIRST NATION WATER
CLEARFLO Sustainable easy-to-operate water systems, powered by renewable energy ➤



                ADVISORY MAPS
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Boil Water      Do Not Consume      Water Shortage      Cyanobacteria Bloom



Numbers indicate the amount of advisories in each province
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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 37 long-term and 28 short-term advisories in Indigenous communities across the country. While 126 long-term advisories have been lifted since November 2015, 37 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 28 short-term advisories in effect in First Nations communities across Canada, excluding BC; and 6 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 37 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.


WT Latest

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

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


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

WTWOMEN
Diane Galusha, Author of Liquid Assets A History of New York City’s Water System


DESALINATION
Desolenator – Anglo-Dutch start-up designs solar thermal desalination system

SHIP BY SAIL
Clean Sailing with Emission-Free Cargo Ships. Interview with CEO of SailCargo Inc.

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


AUDITOR GENERAL REPORT
AG reminds ECC and Ag Canada to collaborate on water management


AG finds 46% of the work on Environment and Sustainable Development falls short of Federal Strategies and Goals

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.












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