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Coverage of water supply since June 3, 2024.

Calgary 'not out of the woods' on water main repair, Gondek says

"...In a morning update about the work being done to repair Calgary's broken water main, Mayor Jyoti Gondek congratulated the efforts of all Calgarians but said the conservation guidelines could remain in place until the middle of next week. "Because you have been so committed to conserving your water, we remain at a very stable place in terms of our water supply," Gondek said during Wednesday morning's availability. Water use was up slightly on Tuesday from the day before, but she said it was below the threshold..."


Calgary mayor says water restrictions to last at least another week for repairs

"...That's when crews should know how repairs to the broken main water pipeline are going..."


Average wildfire danger in Calgary Forest Area now high, officials say

"...A fire ban remains in place for the city of Calgary and many surrounding communities because of a water main break that has created a water shortage..."


Calgary water main break likely repaired by Thursday, fully operational in a week

"...The water main break in the Calgary community of Montgomery is expected to be fixed by Thursday so that flushing of the line and water quality testing can proceed, officials told city councillors on Tuesday morning. The city is also relaxing restrictions for 'hot works' at construction sites it had in place for days to reduce the fire risk. Residents are still asked to conserve water usage until the line is fully operational again..."


This is not the time to garden: Calgary expected to face water crunch for another week

"...After thanking residents for restricting their water use and helping the city meet its goal of a 25 per cent reduction in water consumption, she said city water supply is still in crisis and will be for the coming week..."


Calgary water conservation progress made as crews repair water main break: officials

"...Officials in Calgary say the city has made progress in reducing water use amid a major water main break, but the threat of running dry remains if residents don't keep up the effort..."


Calgary at risk of running out of water amid massive line break

"...As Calgary battles a massive water main break in Bowness for a third day, city officials say residents aren't following water restrictions, and the water supply is at risk of running dry..."


Calgary's Good Samaritans step up to help Bowness residents

"...This, in response to a severe water main break affecting the water supply to nearby residents..."


Here's how Calgary's water main break is affecting surrounding communities

"...A major water main break in northwest Calgary is forcing some communities surrounding the city to adapt..."


No showers, baths or washing dishes: Calgary under water advisory

"..."A water main break along 16 Avenue N. W. has impacted the city's water supply," it said..."


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Jobs in water supply

Recent employment opportunities from across Canada.

Water Supply Operator II - City of Kelowna (Kelowna, BC)

"...   The ideal candidate will bring their hands-on knowledge of computer systems such as SCADA, MMS and Operational Data bases to compile and analyze various systems and equipment reports and documentation.  Candidates will require:..."

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Waterworks Operator (Level I or II) - Comox Valley Regional District (Courtenay, BC)

"...We appreciate all applications; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The CVRD acknowledges the unceded, traditional territory of the Kâómoks First Nation on which we live, work and play..."

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Demand Side Management Coordinator - Regional District of North Okanagan (Coldstream, BC)

"...You have excellent computer, data analysis and forecasting skills supported by demonstrated abilities in demand side management best practices and strategies..."

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Water Supply Operator II - City of Kelowna (Kelowna, BC)

"...The ideal candidate will bring their hands-on knowledge of computer systems such as SCADA, MMS and Operational Data bases to compile and analyze various systems and equipment reports and documentation.  Candidates will require:..."

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Recent episodes that mention water supply.

RealAg Radio: Intercropping equipment, hiring in agriculture, and water supply trouble, Sept 19, 2023

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about water supply.

World Food Day 2023 puts emphasis on water

"...Efforts to ensure food security across the globe starts by securing the world's water supply..."


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..."


Learn to use Rivers.Alberta

"...The Alberta River Basins webpage at Rivers. Alberta. ca is your source of find information on stream flows, precipitation, snow pack data and flooding advisories..."


Our drinking water - Is the world drying up? | DW Documentary

"...Only 0. 3 percent of the Earth's total water supply is suitable for human consumption..."


Academic Research

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

Water Quality Features in Small Rivers of Khabarovsk During Floods. 1. Major Ions and Nutrients

"...The concentrations of major ions and nutrients in river water are shown to vary widely due to the considerable difference between the water chemistry in snowmelt water, groundwater, and wastewater, as well as waters from worn-out systems of water supply and water disposal..."


Groundwater vulnerability mapping of hyper-humid urban aquifers for an improved water management in African megacities, opportu

"...The paper ends with clear recommendations to align land uses, landscape and groundwater protection in order to improve the quality of the drinking water supply for urban populations..."


Evaluation of the impact of coal mining on surface water in the Boesmanspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa

"...Surface water quality has major environmental and socioeconomic consequences, notably in terms of the country?s long-term fresh water supply..."


Nature-Based Disaster Risk Reduction of Floods in Urban Areas

"...Faster run-offs, overwhelmed drainage systems, disregard to topography and hydrology in city development, construction on reclaimed wetlands and flood plains increase urban flood vulnerability..."


Enhancing Equitable Water Distribution in Agriculture: A Novel Optimal Framework for Irrigation Equity Index Improvement Under

"...The implementation of conventional supply-based mechanisms, in which the allocation of irrigation water entitlement for individual farmers is determined by their specific water requirements, has resulted in the inefficiency of economic processes and the squandering of water resources..."


Performance evaluation of existing water supply system: a case study

"...Furthermore, the technical performance of the water supply system was analyzed based on water supply coverage, per capita consumption, water production for population, water quality test, and physical structure index..."


Impact of Climate Change on Water Diversion Risk of Inter?Basin Water Diversion Project

"...With the increase of water shortage probability, loss rate of socio-economic decreases..."


Water quantities for public and private use in Pompeii

"...Aqueduct water was distributed in three main water pipelines..."


Overcoming systemic and institutional challenges in policy implementation in South Africa's water sector

"...Other significant challenges include provision of water in rural communities, water pollution especially from poorly operated wastewater treatments works, acid mine drainage, nutrients from agriculture, siltation of dams..."


Does rural water resource outcry elevate communities? conservation for livelihoods in a pooled resource? A case of Mvomero dist

"...Therefore, this study investigated the effects of water accessibility on water conservation practices, determinants of water conservation practices among rural households, and the effects of water conservation on rural households? livelihood, focusing on food security and household income, with comparisons made across those who practice water conservation and those who do not..."


Assessment of groundwater quantity, quality, and associated health risk of the Tano river basin, Ghana

"...Secondly, the research investigated the groundwater quality and observed that the majority of borehole samples fall within WHO (Guidelines for Drinking-water Quality, Environmental Health Criteria, Geneva, 2011, 2017..."


An Analytical Hierarchy Process Approach for Prioritization of Objectives and Parameters for an Integrated Urban Water Manageme

"...An integrated urban water management and planning model will help ensure water security, mitigate floods and droughts, reduce the negative environmental impact of urbanization and climate change, and bring coherence in the water supply management with the cities? spatial planning and relevant policies..."