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Coverage of water resources since September 3, 2021.

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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California adopts water restrictions as drought drags on

"...Earlier forecasts didn’t predict such a wet December, which saw record amounts of rain and snow in many areas. In mid-December, about 80% of the state was in extreme or exceptional drought conditions. By the end of the month only about a third was experiencing those conditions, according to the U..."

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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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Peachland watershed focus of research study

"...The research effort will undertake water quality protection, downstream and upstream management options to ensure quality drinking water, and impact uses of the watershed such as logging and recreational pursuits..."

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FOREST INK: Grassroots involvement in communities can bring needed changes

"...The author also spends some time on the impact climate change will have on future water resources, with Brazil being a prime example..."

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Oldman River's low water levels adding stress to ecosystem: experts

"...Kienzle, a professor in the geography and environment department at the University of Lethbridge, is a hydrologist who does work on how climate change impacts water resources. “The problem that we'll see of course — and we have experienced this especially this year — when you remember the polar vortex in the late winter, and then of course followed by the heat dome that we all suffered from, it's this really really strong variation of weather events that will put stress on the ecosystem,” he said. Story continues below advertisement..."

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Pakistan's Water Security Crisis Continues

"...Pakistan’s water issues stem from its geography. The Hindu Kush-Himalayan Region is one of the largest stores of fresh water in the world. Glaciers in this region supply the seven great rivers of Asia, including South Asia’s Indus, Ganges & Brahmaputra..."

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Flash-heating efficiently recycles precious metals from e-waste

"...Electronic waste (or e-waste) is not only a major pollutant in landfill, but huge amounts of useful resources are being thrown away. Engineers at Rice University have now shown that precious metals and rare earth minerals can be recovered by flash-heating ground-up electronics with a zap of electricity. The annual pursuit of newer, shinier phones makes e-waste the world’s fastest-growing waste stream, with 59 million tons generated in 2019 alone..."

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significant concerns

"...The member municipalities are interested in any impacts to water quality and quantity (the aquifers, surface water), any land use issues including undue contamination, any impact on municipal infrastructure and services. The Committee will provide recommendations to the Council of each member Municipality regarding the best solutions for mitigating any impacts of silica sand mining, whichcould include regulation or restriction of silica sand mining through municipal by-laws..."

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Recreational drugs, industrial chemicals found in Saskatoon’s wastewater

"...“The need to protect these increasingly sensitive freshwater ecosystems will only become more apparent. ”Researchers said levels in effluent were high enough to pose a risk to aquatic organisms in the South Saskatchewan River, however, it was unlikely to pose a toxicological risk following dilution in the river water. Mike Sadowski, Saskatoon’s wastewater treatment plant manager, said they are looking at steps that can be taken to protect the river..."

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Strengthening water conservation efforts in the Okanagan Valley

"...In her annual address to the OBWB annual general meeting on Sept. 10, executive director Anna Warwick Sears said the past 12 months has been a very unusual year to carry out that process, with the realities of the COVID-19, severe drought and multiple wildfires across the Okanagan watershed presenting challenges on “how to get our business done. ”..."

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Liberal government would commit millions to help ‘stressed' Lake Winnipeg

"...On Wednesday, the Conservative Party said if elected, a Conservative government will support upgrades to the North End Sewage Treatment Plant, along with the Lake Manitoba and Lake St. Martin Outlet Channels Project to minimize the risk of flooding and protect the communities surrounding the lakes, although the party didn't specify how much it would commit. “These projects will ensure that Manitoba has the modern infrastructure needed to keep people and goods moving, meet the needs of growing communities,” Conservative Leader Erin O'Toole said in a news release..."

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Jobs in water resources

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Senior Water Resource Engineer - Park Board, Green Infrastructure - City of Vancouver (Vancouver, BC)

"...Develop guidance materials and processes related to capital design, construction, establishment, operations and maintenance, monitoring and performance evaluation plans for green infrastructure in parks;..."

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Manager of Wastewater - District of Sechelt (Sechelt, BC)

"...Responsibilities include but are not limited to: preparing and reviewing budgets and cost estimates for capital projects and operating functions; long-term wastewater systems planning, implementation of strategic wastewater initiatives, coordinating the preparation of engineered design plans, preparing tenders, and construction oversight through in-house staff or consultant services..."

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Wastewater Chief Operator - District of Sechelt (Sechelt, BC)

"...Educational qualifications include a Grade 12 (or equivalent); BC EOCP Wastewater Treatment Operator Level IV, or Level III with the experience and ability to reach Level IV within one year (or inter-provincial equivalent); BC EOCP certification in wastewater collection (or inter-provincial equivalent); confined space training, workplace hazardous materials information system training and transportation of dangerous goods training; thorough knowledge of occupational health and safety regulations, SCADA systems, laboratory equipment, testing standards and methods; be proficient with spreadsheets, data manipulation and interpretation; and demonstrate analytical thinking, strong communication, leadership, team building and supervisory skills in a unionized environment..."

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Senior Water Resource Engineer - Park Board, Green Infrastructure - City of Vancouver (Vancouver, BC)

"...Develop guidance materials and processes related to capital design, construction, establishment, operations and maintenance, monitoring and performance evaluation plans for green infrastructure in parks..."

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Podcasts

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about water resources.

GWF-Manitoba Science Exchange June 22 2021

"...The 90 minute session included presentations by GWF project lead scientists on prairie hydrology and wetlands management; extreme weather; algal formation and mitigation in lakes; agricultural best practices; hydrological modelling for predicting future water resources and flow changes; and Indigenous approaches to water security..."

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Protecting the Himalayan Glaciers: Climate Change, Black Carbon, and Regional Resilience

"...Climate change and air pollution are speeding up the melting of the Himalayan glaciers, jeopardizing the lives and livelihoods of 750 million people who rely on the water from these glaciers and snows..."

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The Future of Water || Discuss the Future with Gavin van Tonder

"...In place of this extraction process, NEOM will produce water using entirely renewable energy via a solar-powered desalination process with zero liquid discharge..."

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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 water resources relevant to the latest news.

Improvement of the Quality of the Human Environment by Transporting and Stabilizing Sewage Sludge for Further Processing

"...It is proposed to use complex technology, including standard dewatering of sewage sludge at wastewater treatment plants, transportation, disinfection, and processing into a highly effective organic fertilizer..."

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A modified approach to quantify aquifer vulnerability to pollution towards sustainable groundwater management in Irrigated Indu

"...The quality of groundwater in the study watershed has worsened because of industrial effluents and residential wastes from the urbanized cities; therefore, there is an important need to explore the aquifer vulnerability to pollution for sustainable groundwater management in the Irrigated Indus Basin (IIB)..."

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Development of an SDG interlinkages analysis model at the river basin scale: a case study in the Luanhe River Basin, China

"...Seven broad areas, namely land use and land cover change, climate change, ecosystem services, flood risks, water sector, urbanisation, and energy, were set as the scope of study..."

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Water?Food?Energy Nexus in the Context of Climate Change: Developing a Water Security Index for Water Resource Management in Vi

"...Study results to deliver a comprehensive review of water, food, and energy nexus in Vietnam and to propose using water security index and coupled water?energy?food modeling for better water resources management plans in the context of climate change..."

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Impact Assessment of Check Dam in the Pappiredipatti Watershed (South India) Using LULC and NDVI Signatures

"...The scarcity of rainfall causes physiognomic changes that can be identified by satellite images with reference to vegetation signature and land use and land cover changes..."

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Freshwater Microplastic Pollution: The State of Knowledge and Research

"...Further research is needed to improve scientific knowledge on microplastic pollution in the world?s freshwater resources and to develop evidence-based appropriate policies and solutions to reduce microplastics in freshwater environments..."

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Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) Associated with Groundwater Over-Exploitation Vulnerability: Geographic Information System

"...This is the first study to delineate the sustainable development goals (SDGs) associated with groundwater management practices to minimize over-exploitation episodes..."

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A Conceptual Approach toward Water Management with Aquaponics

"...Globally, aquaculture is recognized as an essential source for proteinaceous food production in animal food production sector to meet the food demand..."

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Assessment of Saltwater Intrusion Vulnerability in the Coastal Aquifers in Ninh Thuan, Vietnam

"...The increase of groundwater extraction and sea-level rise has brought about increase in seawater intrusion, which has become the biggest concern for the groundwater resources of this coastal area; thus, it is necessary to evaluate the saltwater intrusion vulnerability in aquifers for planning and sustainable exploitation of groundwater in the province..."

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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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Performance Evaluation of Groundwater Recharge Infrastructure in Junewani Watershed, Nagpur, Maharashtra Using Spatial Approach

"...The water resources management requires a holistic approach including surface as well as the groundwater resources, especially in the areas where there are hard crystalline rocks as aquifers..."

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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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