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Nov. 23, 2017, Toronto, Ont. – An Ontario MPP has called for a halt to pile driving for a wind turbine project in Chatham-Kent and delivered a glass of turbid water to the environment minister in the legislature to illustrate what 16 families are getting from their wells since drilling began. Blackburn News reports. | READ MORE
Nov. 23, 2017, Sacramento, CA – Agricultural, environmental and regulatory professionals explored the subject of ground water recharge at a public forum sponsored by the California Department of Food and Agriculture and the State Board of Food and Agriculture. AgAlert reports. |  READ MORE
Nov. 22, 2017, Bangladesh –The United Nations Children's Fund is working with authorities in Bangladesh to urgently investigate high levels of E.coli contamination in water drawn from wells inside the Rohingya refugee camps in Cox's Bazar.
Nov. 21, 2017, Ottawa – The National Research Council is asking for help to figure out what kind of weather to expect in the coming years, so it can revamp national building codes to ensure buildings, bridges, wastewater systems and other infrastructure can withstand the consequences of climate change. The Globe and Mail reports. | READ MORE
Nov. 21, 2017, Montreal – WSP Global recently acquired Leggette, Brashears and Graham, a 150-employee ground water and environmental engineering services firm based in the United States.
Nov. 20, 2017, Ann Arbor, MI – The Michigan Department of Environmental Quality and the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will work together to monitor a toxic plume of pollution in southeast Michigan. Fox 47 News reports. | READ MORE
Nov. 20, 2017, Nashville, TN – The NGWA's Groundwater Week is fast approaching and this year’s annual networking event provides another excellent slate of learning sessions to complement your time on the trade show floor. Here are just three of many talks that caught our eye.
Nov. 20, 2017, Peace Region, B.C. – A unique test site in northeastern B.C. is enabling UBC hydrogeologists to take a multidisciplinary approach to understanding how liquefied natural gas behaves when it leaks, particularly in the ground and ground water. UBC reports. | READ MORE
Sandy Lake, Alta. – The federal and Alberta governments announced just over $7.5 million in joint federal-provincial-municipal funding for the construction of a new water treatment plant for the hamlet of Sandy Lake.
East Lansing, MI – Humans may be adding large amounts of carbon dioxide to the atmosphere by using ground water faster than it is replenished, according to new research. Phys.org reports. | READ MORE
Nov. 16, 2017, Toronto – With the use of nanotechnology growing in soil and ground water remediation and other industries, Willms & Shier law offices looks at its potential impacts. Mondaq reports. | READ MORE
Nov. 14, 2017, Calgary – A prototype portable device that detects E. coli in water and changes the pH balance of that water within an hour is targeting water-testing agencies, engineers in rural communities, and those who live on well systems. The University of Alberta's Folio reports. | READ MORE
Nov. 14, 2017, Toronto – The World Water-Tech North America Summit welcomed senior representatives from public and private water utilities, corporate investors, engineering and technology companies for two days of networking and decision-making on water innovation Nov. 2-3.
Nov. 13, 2017, Ottawa – The Canadian government says it lacked the scientific evidence to determine if oilsands tailings ponds were leaking into waterways and hurting fish. Ottawa continues to work on methods to determine if chemicals associated with bitumen in ground water are natural or the result of industry. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Nov. 9, 2017, British Columbia – Applications for funding in the fourth intake of the BC Rural Dividend program will be accepted Nov. 15 to Dec. 15, 2017, Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development Doug Donaldson announced Nov. 9.
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