Lindsay, Ont. – In April, Fleming College’s Frost Campus in Lindsay, Ont., opened its doors to Ground Water Canada and I spent an eye-opening couple of days with students in a unique course at Fleming College, called Well Constructed, that helps prepare well technicians for the Well Technician Licence exam.
Cleveland, OH – The Northeast-Midwest Institute and the Council of the Great Lakes Region have signed a collaboration agreement that aims to conduct high-quality research and policy analysis on issues affecting the broader Great Lakes region. Signed on July 7, the agreement launches an ambitious effort by CGLR and NEMWI to strengthen the bilateral relationship between the United States (U.S.) and Canada by undertaking joint policy research on a variety of economic, social and environmental policy issues facing the Great Lakes region, the Council of the Great Lakes Region said in a news release. It also aims to provide outreach to federal, state-provincial and local legislators and policy-makers in both countries. “This new collaboration will enhance our impact by bringing a bi-national perspective that will broaden the Great Lakes policy agenda and ensure that we respond more fully to the challenges and opportunities ahead," said Michael Goff, President and CEO of the Northeast-Midwest Institute. "For sure, this bi-national perspective is essential for our continued progress protecting and restoring the Great Lakes and enhancing regional economic growth.” The goals of the new partnership include: Conducting high quality research and policy analysis on issues affecting the broader Great Lakes region; Expanding the range and impact of policy solutions designed to protect the Great Lakes and spur economic growth by adding a bi-national perspective to legislative debates; Convening diverse perspectives and interests at conferences, roundtables and legislative briefings, Shaping opinions about the region’s long-term competitiveness and sustainability; and, Acting as a strong voice for the bi-national Great Lakes Region. “This new partnership presents a tremendous opportunity for CGLR and the Northeast-Midwest Institute to leverage each organization’s policy resources and outreach efforts in raising awareness about the world’s most successful bilateral relationship and how we can make it even better in a vital cross-border region like the Great Lakes," said Mark Fisher, president and CEO of the Council of the Great Lakes Region. The Great Lakes region spans the states of New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, Minnesota and the Canadian provinces of Ontario and Quebec.
Kitchener, Ont. – The Waterloo Wellington Children's Groundwater Festival welcomed more than 1,000 students on May 31, the last day of the annual event at Doon Heritage Village in Kitchener, Ont.
Los Angeles – A new study by researchers from UCLA and the University of Houston reveals significant ground water loss in California’s Central Valley during the recent drought and sparks questions of sustainability for the important agricultural area. UCLA reports. | READ MORE
United States – A new web-based service offered in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Texas and now California aims to make finding information on water rights easier for individuals and institutions alike. Water Deeply reports. | READ MORE
Ottawa – Water education groups Blue Drinks Ottawa and Water Rangers are holding a World Water Day event March 22 featuring speakers and water quality kit training.
Simcoe, Ont. – The Municipal District of Lesser Slave River in Alberta has posted an impressive list of 100 ways to conserve water.
Oxford, U.K. – Researchers from the the University of Oxford’s Department of Engineering Science and the School of Geography and the Environment believe they have discovered a new way of accurately estimating ground water resources in Africa, using low-cost mobile technologies fitted to existing hand pumps. University of Oxford reports. | READ MORE
Waterloo, Ont. – The Children's Water Education Council provides a slate of tools for educating students about the importance of water conservation, protection, technology and ecology – among them a list of children's ground water festivals.
Toronto – The Canadian Apprenticeship Forum will present a series of webinars based on its 2016 conversations about major issues. The first webinar, on employer engagement, will take place on Feb. 22.
CAF-FCA webinar: Future of Apprenticeship: Welcoming Workplaces
September 20, 2017
OGWA golf fundraiser for Fleming scholarships
October 1-4, 2017
GSA Annual Meeting
October 22-25, 2017
World Water-Tech North America
November 2-3, 2017