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Okanagan Valley, B.C. – Parks Canada is meeting with stakeholders to discuss water rights moving forward in the proposed national park reserve in the South Okanagan region of British Columbia. Osoyoos Times reports. | READ MORE
Calgary – Both sides of Calgary’s fluoride debate are lobbying elected officials as the issue of fluoridating water comes up again this summer. Global News reports. | READ MORE
Toronto – Families depending on water wells in the Chatham-Kent area for their water supply travelled to Queens Park to pressure the provincial government to investigate the sediments polluting the area's water wells.
Columbus, OH – Researchers at The Ohio State University have created high-resolution maps of points around the globe where ground water meets the oceans – the first such analysis of its kind – giving important data points to communities and conservationists to help protect both drinking water and the seas.
North Cowichan, B.C. – North Cowichan has received permission under section 10 of the Water Sustainability Act to use and divert water from the Chemainus River aquifer for Chemainus during the summer for 2019 and 2020. The Ladysmith Chemainus Chronicle reports. | READ MORE
The International Association of Hydrogeologists has opened a mentoring scheme to support IAH members in three areas: scientific knowledge, career options and pathways, and practical experience.
Abbotsford, B.C. – Expanding the water supply for Abbotsford and Mission, B.C., will cost more money up front than expected, but the total price tag hasn’t changed. The two cities are planning to build a collector well and treatment facility near the Fraser River to ensure the two cities have enough water as they grow. The Abbotsford News reports. | READ MORE
Los Angeles – After six years in Toronto, World Water-Tech North America organizers will stage its next edition in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, on Oct. 29-30, 2019.
Las Vegas, NV – The National Ground Water Association has announced four inspiring speakers for its Groundwater Week lineup in December.
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.

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