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Ottawa – Federal Minister of Indigenous Services Seamus O'Regan provided an update on the status of long-term drinking water advisories on public systems on reserve.
North Canterbury, U.K. – A world-first denitrification wall at Silverstream, North Canterbury, U.K., designed to reduce high ground water nitrate levels is working as anticipated. Rural News reports. | READ MORE
Nova Scotia – The Nova Scotia Health Authority has extended its chemical and bacterial testing service for water wells outside of Halifax. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Westerville, OH – The National Ground Water Association will mark the 20th anniversary of National Groundwater Awareness Week (#GWAW) March 10-16.
Stockholm, Sweden – HANZA Holding AB has signed a global manufacturing agreement with Epiroc regarding deliveries of assembled mechanics and subsystems to the company's mining equipment, HANZA said in a news release.
Dundas, Ont. – Heron Instruments recently welcomed Jeff Tweedy to its team as quality/production supervisor.
Strathcona Regional District, B.C. – A motion requesting British Columbia cease licensing ground water for commercial water bottling and bulk water exports was unanimously passed by the central Vancouver Island regional district of Strathcona on Jan. 24. The Watershed Sentinel reports. | READ MORE
Cardiff, Wales – More than half of the world’s ground water systems could take over 100 years to completely respond to current environmental change, according to a researcher from Cardiff University in Wales and a team of international collaborators. Cardiff University reports. | READ MORE
Waterloo Region, Ont. – The Region of Waterloo has turned to a local technology company to help it monitor ground water from aquifers in real time. The Record reports. | READ MORE
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.

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