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Drinking Water

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News and Opinion

Coverage of drinking water since December 21, 2021.

Trace amounts of fuel found in Iqaluit drinking water once again

"...Iqaluit Mayor Kenny Bell speaks on the discovery of trace amounts of fuel in Iqaluit's drinking water..."

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City of Iqaluit investigating after residents report fuel smell in water again

"...The city says staff are collecting samples but can't enter people's homes to test tap water, because of Nunavut's COVID-19 lockdown, so staff are testing at the nearest site..."

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Residents invited to give input on Regional District of Nanaimo's rainwater management plan

"...The collaborative effort to develop the strategy is focused on the management of rain to protect the health of watersheds in the region and to maintain a natural water balance. Strategies to achieve this include rainwater harvesting, minimizing paved or impermeable surfaces, protecting water quality, mitigating flooding and enhancing climate resilience..."

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Walkerton, Ont.-based water training facility trains 100,000 Ontarians

"...“This started out to do something for Ontario, but it has become an international resource, because we do provide advice, with our 24/7 drinking water resource library, to countries as far away as Gambia, Russia and China. It’s not just restricted to Canada. "..."

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Elkford council supports project to improve water quality at Industrial Park

"...“While the report is still underway, and expected to be completed in early 2022, the initial finding of the analysis is the need to upgrade the water supply to the industrial park water system to ensure clean drinking water quality particularly in the presence of Iron and Manganese. ”..."

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Investigation finds Tolko followed forest rules

"...Silver Hills Watershed Watch complained that Tolko’s forest harvesting over the past few years between Lumby and Cherryville increased water flows, contributed to four landslides and introduced sediment into streams that supply drinking water..."

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Kootenay Lake re-considered as drinking water source for Nelson

"...But climate change, which is causing more frequent droughts and wildfires, has brought about a change of thinking. The city will commission an engineering study this year to determine the costs and viability of laying pipe from the lake to Mountain Station, and constructing and operating a pumping station..."

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Vernon logging company ‘could have done more' to prevent landslides, watchdog says

"...The complaint by Silver Hills Watershed Watch charged that harvesting by Tolko Forest Industries contributed to four landslides, increased water flows and introduced sediment into streams that supply drinking water..."

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City considers bringing water bottle refilling stations to Downtown Winnipeg amid summer heat waves

"...The report says since 2017, the city has been using temporary water supply trailers to hand out drinking water in high-need areas when the mercury rises to dangerous levels..."

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City of Calgary crews tackling water main breaks caused by cold snap

"...Water main breaks in Calgary have city workers busy through the holiday. According to the city's website, there are four ongoing water disruptions across the city..."

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Extreme Low Temperatures Continue in Gulf Islands

"...“Public Safety Canada encourages everyone to make an emergency plan and get an emergency kit with drinking water, food, medicine, a first-aid kit and a flashlight,” the warning stated.  ..."

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Snowfall Warning, expecting up to 20cm

"...Environment Canada and Climate Change has issued a Snowfall Warning for southeastern Manitoba with 10 to 20 centimetres expected tonight and Monday..."

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Jobs in drinking water

Recent employment opportunities from across Canada.

Water Treatment Plant Operator in Training - City of Penticton (Penticton, BC)

"...If you are seeking a challenging opportunity and possess the above mentioned qualifications, we would love to hear from you! We welcome your cover letter and resume by January 16, 2022..."

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Water Treatment Plant Operator II - City of Penticton (Penticton, BC)

"...If you are seeking a challenging opportunity and possess the above mentioned qualifications, we would love to hear from you! We welcome your cover letter and resume by October 10, 2021. Position type:..."

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Water Treatment Plant Operator - Training Opportunity - City of Kamloops (Kamloops, BC)

"...For further information on the Water Treatment Plant Operator position, please see the attached job description for the fully qualified position and for further information on the details around the training opportunity please see the attached terms and conditions..."

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Water Wastewater Manager - ORO - MISSISSAUGAS OF SCUGOG ISLAND FIRST NATION - Scugog, ON

"...As owners of the Great Blue Heron Casino and creators of the Noozhoo Nokiiyan Economic Development Limited Partnership, MSIFN has an entrepreneurial spirit and expectation for excellence..."

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Podcasts

Recent episodes that mention drinking water.

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Rebecca Leber: A Green New Infrastructure Deal?

Duration: 29:00

"...Source: Sea Change Radio..."

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3/26/21 - Offshore Wind Power; Cisco Rehabilitation

Duration: 03:29

"...A new report from Environment America says Michigan could provide 3/4 of its energy with offshore wind power..."

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Coal policy, drinking water, and calling your MLA — a LIVE! with Corb Lund

Duration: 21:10

"...Corb Lund may be best known for his singing and songwriting, but he’s also a resident of Alberta with strong rural roots..."

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“It's the drinking water for 2 million people across Canada”: Alberta ranchers take Kenny government to court

Duration: 13:08

"...There’s trouble brewing in the mountains and the foothills..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about drinking water.

Why Taxes are a Good Thing?

"...Taxes pay for roads, schools, public infrastructure like our drinking water and sewage systems..."

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10. Safe Drinking Water: Science and Law

"...Aging water infrastructure, pesticide and herbicide application, and surface water runoff all pose challenges in maintaining a clean drinking water supply..."

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Leaving no one behind - The United Nations World Water Development Report 2019

"...The Report demonstrates that investing in water supply and sanitation makes good economic sense..."

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What Exactly Is Fracking, And Is It Really That Bad?

"...Fracking, the controversial method of extracting natural gas from deep beneath the ground, is gaining popularity..."

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Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about drinking water relevant to the latest news.

Optimization of ozone dosage in an ozone contact tank using a numerical model

"...Ozone has been widely applied in drinking water and wastewater treatment plants, and it is essential to determine the ozone dosage and its ratio in ozone contact tank to increase the ozone absorption and utilization rates..."

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?-Lactam Resistance Gene NDM-1 in the Aquatic Environment: A Review

"...NDM-1 gene conferring resistance to a widespread class of antibiotics has been observed in bacteria disseminated in animal production wastewaters, hospital sewage, domestic sewage, industrial effluents, wastewater treatment plants, drinking water, surface water, and even in groundwater..."

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A Review on the Occurrence and Effect of Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products on the Environment

"...Our existing sewage treatment plants (STPs) are designed for the removal of organic, grit, coarse materials; floating matter; suspended solids; and to some extent, destruction of pathogens in case used for horticulture/agricultural purpose..."

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Wastewater Treatment Using Nanomaterials

"...Wastewater treatment efficiency is paramount in seeking a more sustainable future..."

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Removal of Endocrine-Disrupting Compounds by Wastewater Treatment

"...Endocrine disruptors are toxic substances having adverse effects on the endocrine system even in very fewer amounts which appeared to be a serious concern for human health and water quality..."

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Spatio-temporal variations of quality of rainwater and stormwater and treatment of stormwater runoff using sand?gravel filters:

"...Furthermore, the study concludes that the stormwater runoff in Delhi can easily be treated to the desired level of drinking water supply with additional provision of disinfection to narrow down the demand?supply gap for drinking water..."

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Rethinking water policy in India with the scope of metering towards sustainable water future

"...Moreover, the Indian water sector has been identified to concentrate majorly on water resource management, while overlooking sustainable aspects like water use efficiency through water metering..."

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Vegetation restoration and agricultural management to mitigate nitrogen pollution in the surface waters of the Dan River, China

"...Thus, reasonable land planning and agricultural management measures can effectively reduce nitrogen loss, which is an effective way to control non-point source pollution in watersheds and ensure river water quality..."

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A Tale of Three Himalayan Towns: Would Payment for Ecosystem Services Make Drinking Water Supply Sustainable?

"...Rapid urbanization coupled with climate change is causing the rapid disappearance of natural springs resulting in water shortage in the urban areas..."

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Wastewater Treatment Technologies

"...Although, water and wastewater treatment was early discovered in history, however, took several years before people understood that adequate judgement for quality water is not by human sense..."

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Drinking water quality assessment based on statistical analysis and three water quality indices (MWQI, IWQI and EWQI): a case s

"...Numerous indicator models have been developed and utilized for the assessment of pollution levels in water resources..."

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Perfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) adsorption in drinking water by granular activated carbon: Influence of activated carbon and PF

"...These results were confirmed at full-scale through a one-year monitoring campaign, in which samples were collected at the inlets and outlets of GAC systems in 17 drinking water treatment plants spread in a wide urban area, where the four analyzed ACs are used..."

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