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Guelph, Ont. – Guelph Eramosa Township council has blocked a plan by a glass company from China to build a manufacturing plant on land between Cambridge and Guelph. The land is identified for dry use only, meaning any industry that sets up there cannot use significant amounts of water. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Minneapolis, MN – Home water softeners are sending a significant amount of salt into Minnesota’s lakes, streams and ground water, according to a new study from the University of Minnesota. The Associated Press/ reports. | READ MORE
Vienna, Austria – An international report on forest-water interactions from a group of scientists, including several from Canada, says water security is key to achieving the United Nations' sustainable development goals.
Wallaceburg, Ont. – In an effort to appease citizen groups concerned about ground water contamination, the owners of a proposed 12-turbine development north of Wallaceburg, Ont., say they will not use foundations that require pile driving but instead use a new method developed internally. The Wallaceburg Courier Press reports. | READ MORE
Vancouver – A University of British Columbia doctoral candidate recently published her thesis examining land use land cover (LULC) emphasizing transboundary aquifers and quantitatively linking ground water nitrate concentrations to land-use practices.
Gatlinburg, TN – Health officials are warning tourists about the discovery of E. coli in well water at a popular zip line attraction in Gatlinburg, Tenn. More advanced tests are underway. Fox Carolina reports. | READ MORE
British Columbia, Montana, Idaho – United States officials are accusing their Canadian counterparts of sitting on damning new data about toxic chemicals from southern British Columbia coal mines in water shared by both countries. The Vancouver Courier/Canadian Press reports. | READ MORE
Brandon, Man. – Longtime well driller and government liaison to the drilling community Lewis Hopper died in Brandon, Man., on July 4, 2018, at the age of 89 after a courageous battle with cancer.
Cambridge, MA – New research suggests there’s a large, untapped resource for many of the increasingly water-limited regions around the world: brackish ground water, which, in theory at least, would require much less energy to desalinate than sea water. MIT News reports. | READ MORE
Chiang Rai Province, Thailand – Thousands of Thais, among them the Thai Water Well Association, were behind the successful effort to locate 13 members of a Chiang Rai football team who are trapped inside the flooded Tham Luang cave. The Nation reports. | READ MORE
Ottawa – Four long-term drinking water advisories were lifted in First Nations communities in June, according to the Ministry of Indigenous Services.
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Quebec – The Canadian and Quebec governments will provide more than $7.5 billion in federal funding over the next decade for infrastructure projects in Quebec, including water management and drinking water treatment projects.
Fredericton – New Brunswick will receive more than $1.4 million from the governments of Canada and New Brunswick for two projects that aim to improve planning for and prevent the effects of flooding.
Moncton, N.B. – Minister of Indigenous Services Canada Jane Philpott visited Eel Ground First Nation in New Brunswick recently to congratulate the community on progress made on several infrastructure projects.

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