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The impact of climate change on roads and other crucial structures in Canada's North is likely to be even greater than feared, says new detailed research. The Canadian Press/Victoria Times-Colonist reports. | READ MORE
Gibsons, B.C. – Work began this week on the supply and monitoring wells that will allow the Town of Gibsons, B.C., to service its entire water system from the aquifer. Town officials are still hoping to convince the Sunshine Coast Regional District to reject any plan to tap the same source. The Coast Reporter has the story. | READ MORE
Flint, MI – Billionaire inventor Elon Musk and his Musk Foundation are donating $480,350 for water stations and filtration equipment for schools in Flint, Mich. ABC12 reports. | READ MORE
Xi'an, China – Three recently published research papers focus by on nitrate removal from ground water.
Toronto – The Canadian Environmental Law Association, which represented the Concerned Walkerton Citizens at the Walkerton Inquiry, has released a detailed legal analysis of the Ontario government’s proposed Bill 66 and its potential impact.
About 30 Canadians representing several provinces met to talk about next steps for the formation of the Canadian National Ground Water Association.
North American Pipe Corporation and Royal Pipe and Fittings will now be known under the new, single brand “NAPCO," North American Pipe Corporation announced in a news release.
Amman, Jordan – Seven new wells are scheduled to be built in arid Amman, Jordan, to tap the Disi, a deep aquifer that contains so-called fossil water that accumulated thousands of years ago. It's the last source of fresh ground water for the country, experts say. NBC News reports. | READ MORE
Charlottetown – Prince Edward Island’s new Water Act should serve as a model across Canada, where no federal legal right to a healthy environment exists, says the head of a legal advocacy group. Canada's National Observer reports. | READ MORE
Walkerton, Ont. – The Walkerton Clean Water Centre is delivering the course, Responsibilities Under the Statutory Standard of Care – Safe Drinking Water Act, to municipal officials, mayors and councillors with oversight responsibility for drinking water treatment and/or distribution systems.
Toronto – The provincial government is looking to extend the current moratorium on new or increasing permits to take ground water by bottled water companies to Jan. 1, 2020. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
As we ring in 2019, have a look at these 10 important articles from the past year.
Las Vegas, NV – Groundwater Week is where some 5,000 water well drillers, pump installers, water treatment specialists, scientists, researchers, manufacturers and suppliers came together for a unique opportunity to learn about their own and other facets of the industry, scope out new products and compare notes with their peers.
Chester, N.S. – Residents of the Village of Chester, N.S., are being encouraged to attend a public information session where the benefits of lake-fed versus ground water systems will be discussed. The South Shore Breaker reports. | READ MORE
After more than 30 years of selling print and digital marketing solutions, Ed Cosman, associate publisher for Ground Water Canada, is retiring at the end of December.

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