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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.
Lincoln, NB – The mayor of Nebraska's capital has ordered residents to cut their water use in half because the city's well fields are threatened by record flooding on the Platte River. reports. | READ MORE
Burlington, Ont. – Grass carp, one of four species of Asian carp, has the potential to disrupt the Great Lakes ecosystem and economy unless their spread is stopped, according to a recent report by Fisheries and Oceans Canada with support from the Great Lakes Fishery Commission and the Ontario Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry.
Michigan – Samples are expected to be taken from about 49 residential drinking water wells in western Michigan to test for potential PFAS contamination. Detroit Free Press reports. | READ MORE
Don't play games with your ground water. Life as we know it would be impossible without groundwater. It is the world's most extracted natural resource, and it supports our ecosystems.
Mindemoya, Ont. – The folks at Wahl Water shared with us a handy fact sheet listing potential contaminants in well water.
Ottawa – Health Canada, in collaboration with the provinces, territories and other federal departments, has updated the drinking water guideline to reduce the maximum acceptable concentration of lead in drinking water from 0.01 mg/L, set in 1992, to 0.005 mg/L. 

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