Sustainability
Nov. 20, 2017, Colorado – Following a prolonged drought, farmers in southern Colorado are trying a bold experiment: they're taxing themselves to boost ground water conservation. The plan appears to be working. NPR reports. | READ MORE
Abu Dhabi, UAE – By 2020 Abu Dhabi will recycle and reuse all of its wastewater within the emirate. It currently reuses only five per cent of its treated wastewater, 60 per cent ground water and 35 per cent desalinated water, Environment Agency-Abu Dhabi said in a report shared via Gulf News. | READ MORE
Aberfoyle, Ont. – Councillors of Puslinch Township, Ont., recently heard a presentation on concerns over plans by nearby Cambridge and Guelph to increase city water supplies in the future. The Wellington Advertiser reports. | READ MORE
Sweden – Sweden is undergoing water shortages, with 2016 the driest year it has faced in 40 years. Since Autumn 2015, many parts of the country have had 100 to 200 millimetres less rain than usual.  Financial Express reports. | READ MORE
Rye Brook, NY – International water technology company Xylem today published its 2016 Sustainability Report, which outlines its progress in advancing solutions to international water and energy resource challenges.
Iqaluit, Nunavut – Iqaluit may face a water shortage within five years, owing to shifting seasons, faster warming in the Arctic than anywhere on Earth and a growing population. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
The residents of the Town of Gibsons, B.C., are very proud of their aquifer. In 2005, the town’s fresh, clean, untreated drinking water won the title “Best-Tasting Water in the World” from the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting competition.
Bengaluru, India – Reports indicating that the concentration of harmful chemicals such as nitrate, fluoride, arsenic is beyond permissible limits in 22 of Karnataka's 30 districts may render a plan for digging borewells impossible. The Times of India reports. | READ MORE
Ottawa – The federal government has brushed off criticism of the slow movement of billions in new infrastructure spending that threatens to put economic growth projections at risk. CTV News reports. | READ MORE
Nanaimo, B.C. – A Regional District of Nanaimo water expert is encouraged by snowpack levels but not prepared to say a healthy snowpack will reverse potential summer drought conditions. Nanaimo News Now reports. | READ MORE
Barrie, Ont. – Efforts by Barrie, Ont., to reduce energy consumption in 2016 appear to be paying off, says the City, which reports saving $55,000 per year after placing variable frequency drive controls on six ground water well motors. The Barrie Advance reports. | READ MORE
Brookvale, P.E.I. – A water bottling company, Pure Island Waters Ltd., has plans to set up a water bottling plant in Brookvale, P.E.I. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Ontario – The Federation of Ontario Cottage Owners is encouraging waterfront property owners to consider the effects of climate change in the care of their properties.
Whitehorse, Yukon – The company that's building the extended care facility in the Whistle Bend subdivision of Whitehorse has changed the design because of concerns with ground water. CBC News reports. | READ MORE
Santa Monica, Calif. – "The Pipe," a proposed floating art installation off the coast of Santa Monica, Calif., will double as an electromagnetic desalination device to generate 1.5 billion gallons of drinking water. The Independent reports. | READ MORE
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