Water News: 2017

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Edmonton Journal

Our drinking water comes from a kitchen tap — that’s the belief of most Canadians. And why would we think otherwise? We pay our water bills, as we do our phone and Internet bills, and so we expect a safe and reliable service. And yet, water is a very different service. Click here to continue reading

Global News

Officials at the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) are warning residents to stay clear of low-lying areas, rivers, streams and shorelines due to rising water levels on Friday. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

The Canadian Food Inspection Agency said whirling disease has been discovered in the Red Deer River basin for the first time, just as the Alberta government unveiled a new facility dedicated to testing for the disease. Click here to continue reading

The Guardian

The international “Ice Memory” expedition of 15 scientists took samples from the glacier on Illimani mountain in the Andes and will store them in Antarctica at the French-Italian base of Concordia. Click here to continue reading

Australian Water Association

The Australian Government has revealed the criteria for an independent study into the socio-economic impacts of water efficiency measures under the Murray-Darling Basin Plan (MDBP). Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Climate change has been blamed for raging forest fires, devastating floods and shrinking glaciers, but scientists have determined the effects will look different in various regions of B.C. Click here to continue reading