Strategies & Innovations
For four years, the World Economic Forum identified water in its Global Risk Report as one of the three most important challenges worldwide. In 2015, that changed.
Ground water is surface water’s shy cousin.
June 8, 2015, Sahtu, N.W.T. – The N.W.T. chapter of the Council of Canadians wants ConocoPhillips to improve its plan to monitor ground water near inactive wells in the Sahtu, CBC News reports. | READ MORE
June 3, 2015, Regina and Moose Jaw, Sask. – The provincial Water Security Agency is planning a controlled release of Lake Diefenbaker to alleviate water supply problems in communities including Regina and Moose Jaw, CBC News reports. | READ MORE
May 22, 2015, New York – Jay Famiglietti, hydrologist, UC-Irvine professor, and senior water scientist for NASA’s Jet Propulsion Labratory, is shining a spotlight on water issues through his annual op-ed. Good magazine reports. | READ MORE
Scientists at UC Davis say widening some levees, or removing them altogether, could recharge California's ground water. CBS Sacramento reports.
April 17, 2015, Sacramento, CA – Scientists at UC Davis say widening some levees, or removing them altogether, could recharge California's ground water. CBS Sacramento reports. | READ MORE
March 5, 2015, Calgary – Now in its fourth year, Wheels for Wells, the charity started by 13-year-old Alex Weber, will for the first time include a leg in Tanzania, The Calgary Sun reports. | READ MORE
Feb. 10, 2015, Barrie, Ont. – Officials in Barrie, Ont., say they may be required to work with existing businesses in areas the newly approved South Georgian Bay Lake Simcoe Source Protection Plan labels as critical to clean drinking water. The Barrie Advance reports. | READ MORE
Dec. 2, 2014, Newark, DE – A Nature Geoscience paper details a pioneering new technique to date ground water, reports Phys.org. | READ MORE Neil Sturchio, chair of the Department of Geological Sciences at University of Delaware, is co-author of a Nature Geoscience paper detailing a pioneering new technique to date groundwater.  Read more at: http://phys.org/news/2014-12-paper-technique-date-groundwater.html#jCp
Nov. 21, 2014, New York – A new report from the Safe Water Network highlights international collaboration on water scarcity and safety issues, and technological solutions, in Ghana and India.
Nov. 18, 2014, Chicago – A cleaning products manufacturer will partner with The Nature Conservancy on a Great Lakes ground water replenishment project. 
Nov. 18, 2014, Oakbank, Man. – Six southeast Manitoba communities are receiving funding from the New Building Canada Plan's federally and provincially supported Small Communities Fund.
Nov. 17, 2014, Dawson City, Yukon – Dawson City is looking at major improvements to its water system, following the completion of  four new wells this summer, reports CBC News. | READ MORE
Nov. 14, 2014, Brantford, Ont. – A high-tech steam-cleaning method used to remove industrial contamination and keep it away from ground water at a brownfield site has won an award, reports The Brant News. | READ MORE

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