Water News 2017

Water News: 2017

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The Guardian

The abundance of flying insects has plunged by three-quarters over the past 25 years, according to a new study that has shocked scientists. Click here to continue reading

The Guardian

A top United States environmental official has described the contamination of drinking water by toxic firefighting chemicals as the most seminal public health challenge of coming decades. Click here to continue reading

Wetaskiwin Times

When passing the lead pipe servicing policy at a previous council, Engineering and Development Director Sue Howard noticed the City’s water bylaw was in need of an update and that the wastewater bylaw should be a separate entity. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

Average is just over 25 tonnes an acre and we're looking at closer, potentially right now, to 29 or 30-tonnes an acre. If we wouldn't have the irrigation water it would be substantially different. Click here to continue reading

Global News

Intense neighbour disagreement being handled by the Ministry of Forests, Lands and Natural Resources in BC. One neighbour is preventing water access of another and ownership of the waterway is under dispute. Click here to continue reading

Chestermere City News

A pair of lakeside friends chose to mark Canada’s 150th anniversary by water skiing Chestermere Lake more than 150 times this past season. “That’s our passion in life, we’re crazy,” laughed Elaine Sampson. Click here to continue reading

University of Saskatchewan

Pre-treated barley straw is showing promise as an environmentally-friendly material that could be used to help soak up certain types of antibiotics polluting waterways. Click here to continue reading

CBC News

How should we prepare for extreme flooding like we've seen in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and Hurricane Irma? Dutch water expert Henk Ovink says we need to rethink the way our cities are built and our relationship to water. Click here to continue reading

Calgary Sun

If you’ve been anywhere in the foothills a bit off the beaten path in the beaver pond and muskeg country, I’m sure you’ve heard it. It’s an amazing sound. A sound that put the finishing touches on the slough-water symphony. Click here to continue reading


More than three weeks after Hurricane Maria ravaged this island, more than 35% of the island's residents -- American citizens -- remain without safe drinking water. It's clear some residents are turning to potentially risky sources to get by. Click here to continue reading

The Guardian

The total amount of raw sewage intentionally being put into rivers is unknown, which is a “huge concern”, according to conservation group WWF, which produced the analysis. The available data suggests that more than half of overflow sites spill sewage into rivers at least once a month and 14% at least once a week. Click here to continue reading