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Kelowna, B.C. – The City of West Kelowna, B.C., and some of its residents are trying to deal with an onslaught of ground water that has flooded several residential properties. Global News reports. | READ MORE
Waterloo, Ont. – Three researchers from the University of Waterloo will share more than $500,000 to address persistent, long-term pollution created by excess fertilizers in the lakes, rivers and wetlands in several parts of the world.
United States – Delegates from Great Lakes states in the U.S. House of Representatives are pushing back against a Trump administration proposal to eliminate $300 million in Great Lakes environmental cleanup funding from the 2018 budget. MLive reports. | READ MORE
Vancouver – A study published in Nature Geoscience indicates that when methane leaks from energy resource development such as fracking it is highly mobile in ground water, potentially travelling far beyond a leaky well and posing a safety risk. The University of British Columbia reports. | READ MORE
Blenheim, Ont. – Longtime water-well driller William John “Jack” Rumble passed away at home on April 3, 2017, at the age of 70, said the Ontario Ground Water Association in a news release.
Mississauga, Ont. – While the Trump Administration in the U.S. pursues a policy against environmental protectionism, Mississauga council is fighting back by passing a resolution requesting reinstatement of the Great Lakes Restoration Initiative. Mississauga.com reports. | READ MORE
The global market for foodstuffs is depleting water sources, including ground water, in many parts of the world quicker than they can naturally be refilled. BBC News reports. | READ MORE
Panaji, India – Despite a considerable amount of illegal water extraction in industrial areas, India's Goa state water resources department has recorded an increase in net ground water availability. The Times of India reports. | READ MORE
Canada and United States – An event called All Hands On Deck! is being organized to bring awareness to the Great Lakes and the need for funding regulations and research.
Ottawa – The 2017 federal budget includes several initiatives aimed at spurring "clean growth."
Edmonton – The NDP government is working towards protecting Alberta’s watersheds with a series of multi-year grants totalling $12 million. The Edmonton Journal reports. | READ MORE
Toronto and New York – Nearly 600 million children – or one in four children worldwide – will be living in areas with extremely limited water resources by 2040, according to a UNICEF report released on World Water Day.
Canada – The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment has posted a guidance document intended to assist users in applying its earlier Groundwater Sustainability Assessment Approach.
New York, NY – To mark World Water Day on March 22, the United Nations has issued a call for the world to stop simply throwing sewage away, arguing that it is economically valuable and warning that fresh water is a finite resource. The Independent reports. | READ MORE
White Rock, B.C. – White Rock in British Columbia has received the largest grant in its history to deal with elevated levels of arsenic and manganese in the city water supply. The Vancouver Sun reports. | READ MORE
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