Water News: 2017

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The Water Brothers

Canada is home to over 1 million lakes and one of the largest freshwater supplies in the entire world, but scientists are discovering that these vast freshwater resources, and the ecosystems they support, are increasingly at risk due to the effects of climate change. Click here to stream the episode

Irish Times

Today his company, which employs 43 people, has a patented technology that magnetizes water to reduce waste in the spraying of crops, whether with herbicide, pesticide or fertiliser. The technology saves water, chemicals and, ultimately, farmers’ money. Click here to continue reading

UNESCO

Most human activities that use water produce wastewater. As the overall demand for water grows, the quantity of wastewater produced and its overall pollution load are continuously increasing worldwide. Over 80% of the world’s wastewater – and over 95% in some least developed countries – is released to the environment without treatment. Click here to continue reading

The Calgary Herald

Soutar was commissioned to create a play about water for Toronto’s 2015 Pan Am Games. While she was working on the project, the Harper government shut down the Experimental Lakes Area project in Kenora, Ont. that was studying, among other things, the effects of the Alberta oilsands on Alberta’s water systems. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

The agreement prevents cultivation of grasslands, drainage of wetlands, subdivision and land development. The property has one of the last pieces of relatively intact fescue grassland in Alberta. Click here to continue reading

Edmonton Sun

CreekWatch, a project of the RiverWatch Institute of Alberta, used 68 volunteers to regularly test water quality in 10 creeks last summer. Mill Creek ranked last for water quality, with high levels of salt, phosphorus and other pollutants. Click here to continue reading

The Globe and Mail

Flint will replace at least 18,000 lead or galvanized-steel water lines by 2020, and the state will pick up the bill with state and federal money, according to the settlement filed in federal court. It will be presented Tuesday to U.S. District Judge David Lawson for likely approval. Click here to continue reading