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CCDA seeks nominees for Red Seal Award of Excellence
May 25, 2015, Ottawa – The Canadian Council of Directors of Apprenticeship has launched its call for nominations for the third biennial Red Seal Award of Excellence.  | READ MORE
How the 'Al Gore of Water' is turning data into action
May 22, 2015, New York – Jay Famiglietti, hydrologist, UC-Irvine professor, and senior water scientist for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Labratory, is shining a spotlight on water issues through his annual op-ed. Good magazine reports. | READ MORE
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Water permitting issues leave Yukon bakery facing closure
May 21, 2015, Beaver Creek, Yukon – A two-year bureaucratic battle has left a Yukon bakery without a permit to re-open, after learning it needs to install a UV water filtration system that could cost up to $10,000. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Nova Scotia ground water project offers workshop, take-home kit
May 21, 2015, Berwick, N.S. – The Ecology Action Centre’s of Annapolis Valley recently held a public workshop and offered a take-home kit to help well owners get started on drinking water testing. The Kings County Register reports. | READ MORE
Work/life balance key to workers in defining career success
May 20, 2015, Toronto – There’s an ongoing disconnect between employee aspirations and the performance demands of employers worldwide, according to the results of a new global career survey from Right Management.  | READ MORE
WaterTAP names Peter Gallant president and CEO
May 20, 2015, Toronto – Dr. Peter Gallant has been appointed president and chief executive officer of the Water Technology Acceleration Project (WaterTAP).  | READ MORE
U.S. water policy expert advocates water awareness
May 19, 2015, Washington – Many Americans believe water shortage issues haven't hit close to home and that the problems in California and Texas are extreme weather-related droughts that will cycle through and eventually go away. Jenny R. Kehl, director of the Center for Water Policy, says nothing could be farther from the truth. The Washington Examiner reports. | READ MORE
California drought's newest battlefront is bottled water
May 18, 2015, Los Angeles – Critics of the bottled water industry in California say corporations are exploiting the state's "archaic," historically hands-off approach to water regulation at the expense of a precious resource, and petitions to shut them down are gaining momentum. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Bacteria newest tool to detect environmental damage: study
May 14, 2015, Knoxville, TN – A team of researchers from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, and Oak Ridge National Laboratory has found a way to use bacteria to help prevent some of the symptoms associated with food- and water-borne bacteria.
Study reveals huge environmental impact of consumer products
May 13, 2015, Amsterdam – A new modelling study estimates how much land and water well-known brands such as Apple, Kraft and Gap use in a year, and what’s needed to manufacture some of the products they sell. ClickGreen reports. | READ MORE
Symposium to tackle ground water financing issues
May 12, 2015, Toronto – A symposium at the University of Toronto's Munk School will tackle the issue of how to finance mapping and monitoring of ground water resources.  | READ MORE
Baseline groundwater study finds trace methane amounts
May 11, 2015, Fredericton – Trace amounts of methane have been detected in dozens of wells in parts of the province untouched by oil or gas exploration, say researchers at the University of New Brunswick, CBC News reports. | READ MORE
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