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Water Quality

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Coverage of water quality since December 21, 2021.

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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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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West Kelowna boil water notice rescinded after water main break

"...To remain up to date on boil water notices and water quality advisories or receive other city news, alerts, and updates on the rose valley water treatment plant, sign up at subscribe. westkelownacity. ca/Subscribe..."

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LETTER: Walnut Grove woman puts out plea for evironmentally conscious volunteers

"...Yorkson Watershed Enhancement Society is seeking new volunteers to help with a variety of projects aimed at protecting nature and water quality in Yorkson Watershed, which flows from Willoughby, through Walnut Grove, to the Fraser River..."

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Partnering with Producers for Land Improvements

"...The organization provides technical and financial assistance to local landowners participating in soil and water conservation programming such as water retention and small dams, grassed waterways, abandoned well sealing, water testing, forage and salinity seed, gully and streambank stabilization, tree planting, public education and wildlife habitat preservation..."

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'It was stunning': Wastewater data shows high levels of Omicron variant in Waterloo Region

"...Servos and Meghan Fuzzen, a researcher from the University of Waterloo, both discussed the wastewater findings at Friday's update. They monitor samples from water treatment plants in Kitchener, Waterloo and Cambridge..."

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South Surrey's Edgewood Park recognized for pollinator meadow

"...According to a news release issued by the city Thursday, the award recognizes “the city’s commitment to ecological land care practices in caring for the space in a way that increases biodiversity values; supports plant and soil health; protects air and water quality; takes steps to minimize waste and energy consumption and avoids the use of synthetic fertilizers and pesticides..."

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Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society gets much needed donation

"...Osoyoos Lake Water Quality Society president Birgit Arnstein accepts a cheque for $500 from Untied Way Thrift Store’s Lynette Gates recently. (Neil Bousquet photo)..."

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Water main burst in West Kelowna Estates neighbourhood

"...Residents of the West Kelowna Estates neighbourhood may be experiencing reduced water pressure as city crews work to repair a water main break that occurred last night (Jan. 4)..."

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Water main break in West Kelowna Estates being repaired

"...Around 9 p. m. Tuesday, city of West Kelowna utility crews responded to a water main break located along the 1600 block on Scott Crescent..."

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Royal flush: Behind the scenes at the Sooke wastewater plant

"...Sooke Wastewater Treatment Plant manager Paul Bohemier in the facility’s lab. (Kevin Laird - Sooke News Mirror)..."

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Federal/provincial funding to help build North Shore community water treatment facility

"...In a Tuesday, Dec. 21 media release, Dominic LeBlanc, federal Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities, and Josie Osborne, B. C..."

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Jobs in water quality

Recent employment opportunities from across Canada.

Water Treatment Operator - Metro Vancouver (Burnaby, BC)

"...You will be able to adapt quickly to new processes and will bring a wealth of knowledge from previous operations experience.  ..."

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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 Quality & Conservation Ambassador - 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 Operator - Capital Regional District (Victoria, BC)

"...Reads, understands, organizes and priorities work based on design drawing, sketches, blueprints, and specifications and communicates related information and implements work plans..."

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Recent episodes that mention water quality.

RealAg Radio, June 7: Negative synergy, hot products, and soybeans on Agronomic Monday

Duration: 55:00

"...Welcome to another Agronomic Monday here on RealAg Radio..."

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6/26/20 - Tick App; Saginaw River Water Quality; Spotted Lanternfly

Duration: 03:00

"...The Tick App gives users tips on avoiding ticks and lets them share their tick exposure..."

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83. Recycling Waste Water

Duration: 30:45


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From the vault: The scum of Lake Erie

Duration: 24:42

"...This episode is all about scum..."

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about water quality.

What Salt Concentrations in Surface Water Suggest about Fracking’s Environmental Impact

"...The discovery of hydraulic fracturing, better known as fracking, is considered by many to be the most important change in the energy sector since the introduction of nuclear-generated electricity more than 50 years ago..."

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The Commonwealth Marine Economies Programme - The Pacific

"...Her research has been focused on fate and consequence of pollutants in the freshwater, coastal and offshore marine waters, and establishing links between the freshwater zone and marine system and coastal zone management with extensive experience of designing, implementing and evaluating monitoring programs to assess environmental impacts of human activity on the marine and coastal zone..."

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Ms. Pipa Elias: Soil Health Policies and Programs in Action

"...Soil Health: The Foundation for Regenerative Agriculture advanced the opportunity to address climate change, water quality, food production, biodiversity, and many other pressing issues by improving soil health..."

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Dr. Wayne Honeycutt: Comprehensive Strategy for Advancing Soil Health

"...An abundance of research shows that practices designed to improve soil health also reduce nutrient loss to waterways, reduce greenhouse gas emissions, increase carbon sequestration, increase drought resilience, enhance yield stability, increase biodiversity, enhance pollinator/wildlife habitat, and provide many other benefits..."

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Academic Research

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

Evaluation of Parameters for Sustainability Assessment of Green Infrastructure in the Urban Water System

"...The green infrastructure for an urban water system is the evolving concept that linked to the natural and designed ecosystems for stormwater control, expansion of water efficiency, dispersed or on-location treatment of wastewater source..."

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Contamination of Maine lakes by pharmaceuticals and personal care products

"...Pharmaceuticals and personal care product chemicals (PPCPs) are known to contaminate surface waters, especially rivers and streams downstream of wastewater treatment plants..."

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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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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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Impact of Land Use/Land Cover Changes on Climate Change Parameters

"...Urbanization and industrialization are responsible for a variety of environmental issues like air pollution, increased runoff and subsequent flooding, increase in temperature, and deterioration of water quality..."

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Spatial and temporal variability and sources of dissolved trace elements in the Sava River (Slovenia, Croatia)

"...The Sava River was defined as moderately polluted regarding metals, whose water quality meets environmental quality standards (EQS)..."

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Growing Menace of Microplastics in and Around the Coastal Ecosystem

"...Such harmful impacts are very much visible in various forms like air pollution, water pollution, toxic chemicals, waste generation and management issues, and degradation of land..."

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From burned slopes to streams: how wildfire affects nitrogen cycling and retention in forests and fire-prone watersheds

"...While fire is a natural process in many watersheds, it can still degrade water quality by rapidly flushing N to streams..."

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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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Status and changes of water quality in typical near-city zones of three East African Great Lakes in Tanzania

"...Algal blooms and NH4+-N (total P and total N) were the main factors driving water quality degradation in the rainy (dry) season..."

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Investigation on the potential of eco-friendly bio-char for amendment in serpentine soils and immobilization of heavy metals co

"...Recently, biochar amendments have emerged in the area of soil remediation technology with the suitability and potential to promote seed emergence, plant growth, biomass productivity, and vegetation cover on contaminated soils such as serpentine soil..."

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Groundwater Quality Indexing Using Weight Overlay Analysis and GIS?A Case of Rel River Catchment

"...Ground water quality assessment is an important parameter for identification of water quality in watershed..."

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