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Newmarket, Ont. – Provincial funding for conservation authority programs that warn people about flooding and help protect property from costly damages has been reduced by half as a result of the 2019 Ontario Budget.
St. John's, N.L. – Newfoundland and Labrador recently announced $129 million in funding for cost-sharing projects in several communities to improve water and wastewater systems, roads, and community-oriented infrastructure.
Kamloops, B.C. – A recently found cave in Wells Gray Provincial Park has the potential to yield scientific discoveries and be a marketing boon in the surrounding community, according to geologist Catherine Hickson, who explored and reveals details about the cave's structure and water flow. Kamloops This Week reports. | READ MORE
Rothesay, N.B. – Owners of apartment buildings that use well water in Rothesay, N.B., are protesting a bylaw the town recently passed requiring all apartment buildings to hook up to the municipal water system within the next three years. Global News reports. | READ MORE
Lisle, IL – The Water Quality Association has produced a standard that for the first time will allow manufacturers to test and certify their products for health-based manganese removal claims.
Springfield, Ont. – Students in the environmental science program at the University of Windsor were taken on a field trip to remember led by Johnny Wilson of J.B. Wilson and Son Well Drilling in Springfield, Ont.
Ottawa – Canada is warming at twice the rate of the rest of the world, on average, says report commissioned by Environment and Climate Change Canada.
Calgary – The Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, along with industry partner Imperial, has created a program to give students the tools and expertise they need to work on solutions for global water issues.
London, Ont. – The Ontario Ground Water Association held its convention and annual general meeting, electing as its new president Matt Wilson.
Toronto – The Gordon Foundation, a charity that supports freshwater research, communication and collaboration, recently launched an open-access platform for sharing information on freshwater health in the Lake Winnipeg watershed.
Calgary – University of Calgary researchers describe efforts to keep Canada's water safe and sustainable, and agriculture's effect on ground water. | READ MORE
Global water demand is expected to continue increasing at a rate of about one per cent per year until 2050, accounting for an increase of 20 to 30 per cent above the current level of water use, according to a new report by UN Water Development entitled "Leaving No One Behind." This increase is due mainly to rising demand in the industrial and domestic sectors.
Check out and share this video created by the Early Career Hydrogeologists’ Network to raise awareness of the overexploitation of water around the world.
U.S. schools are not doing enough to protect students from drinking water contaminated with lead, according to a new report out from the Environment America Research & Policy Center and U.S. PIRG Education Fund. CBS News reports. | READ MORE
Ottawa – Federal finance Minister Bill Morneau announced $4.7-billion in spending for Indigenous people in Canada in the new federal budget and promised to end all drinking-water advisories on reserves by March 2021.

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