Industry News
Ottawa – The federal government has issued draft federal environmental quality guidelines for iron, lead, quinoline and strontium.
Conestogo, Ont. – The Ontario Ground Water Association will host its third annual golf tournament Sept. 20 to raise funds for annual scholarship awards for graduates of Fleming College’s resources drilling and blasting program.
Gatineau, QC – Organizations interested in receiving up to $100,000 in grant funding for one-year projects aimed at building awareness, increasing partnerships and networks, and advancing research, are encouraged to apply for federal grants of up to $100,000.
Ottawa – University of Toronto professor Barbara Sherwood Lollar has been awarded the Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada's most prestigious prize for her insights about the nature of water and life on Earth and her discoveries and expertise on ancient water.
Washington, DC – As a part of its PFAS Action Plan, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has released draft ground water clean-up guidelines for two types of per- and polyfluoroalkyl substances or PFAS – PFOA (perfluorooctanoic acid) and PFOS (perfluorooctane sulfonate). The EPA set a standard of 70 parts per trillion (ppt) for ground water cleanup. National Ground Water Association reports. | READ MORE
Ottawa – Grassroots environmental network Friends of the Earth Canada has filed an application seeking an investigation by the Competition Bureau into false and misleading claims made by the manufacturers of 23 so-called flushable wipes and other single-use products.
New Brunswick – Officials in New Brunswick are warning residents to limit contact with floodwater, including well water, because it could contain sewage from overflowing systems as well as agricultural and industrial waste. Global News reports. | READ MORE
Scott King, PG, P.Geo., LHG, took the helm of the National Ground Water Association’s board of directors as president late in 2018.
Washington, DC – The array of toxic pollutants in California drinking water could in combination cause more than 15,000 excess cases of cancer, according to a peer-reviewed study by scientists at Environmental Working Group.
Muskoka region, Ont. – The Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit is advising residents with wells in flooded areas to use an alternative water supply for specific purposes, reports. | READ MORE
Montreal – The federal government will adopt new standards to strengthen the conservation and protection of important marine habitat, Fisheries and Oceans Canada said in a news release.
Winnipeg – Manitoba Habitat Heritage Corporation has selected the first round of projects approved under the Manitoba government’s $102-million Conservation Trust. They include wetland restoration and an innovative water storage project.
Key Lake, Sask. – The Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission is investigating after a large water spill at a closed uranium mill in northern Saskatchewan. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – The Ontario government has proposed the Modernizing the Skilled Trades and Apprenticeship Act, 2019, which, if passed, would create a new governance model for the skilled trades and apprenticeship system.
Westerville, OH – If you'd like to propose an educational presentation, workshop or scientific session for Groundwater Week in December, the deadline is April 21.

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