- Alberta Contractor Fined $180,000 for Chlorinated Water Release
Alberta Provincial Court has ordered Norellco Contractors Ltd. to pay $185,000 after the company released chlorinated water into the Sturgeon River. Norellco pleaded guilty to one count of an offence under the Fisheries Act. The incident was reported to Environment Canada in June 2012 after the company broke a high pressure watermain in St. Albert. […]
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- Residential Water Meters Installed in Armstrong, B.C.
The City of Armstrong, British Columbia announced the installation of nearly 1,800 residential water meters on November 20, an important component of the city’s Water Conservation Plan. The project is expected to reduce the city’s energy consumption and defer the need for additional water supply and treatment upgrades, in addition to conserving water city-wide. “Adding […]
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- B.C. Approves Elk Valley Water Quality Plan
The British Columbia Ministry of Environment has approved the Elk Valley Water Quality Plan, which will address the management of selenium and other substances related to mining activities in the Elk Valley watershed. The plan was informed by scientific advice received from a Technical Advisory Committee chaired by the Ministry, which included representatives from Teck […]
- Building a better life
Chikkaidha is building a home for his family. Through Water.org he was able to build a toilet and water tap as well. His family is pleased to experience these improvements in their life. Read their story.
- Safe Water for Jyoti's Family
It is common for families to lose hours of what could be productive days due to water-borne illnesses. This was the case for Jyoti's family. They live in Assam, India where according to our partner organization, Asomi, many are still dependent on water from rain, streams and rivers for drinking and other domestic purposes. These sources have proven to be unsafe. Before they had access to a safe water source close to their home, Jyoti had no choice but to bathe her children in a local pond. "Whenever my children took a bath in the pond water, they fell ill. We had health issues such as fever, cough," said Jyoti. When her children were sick they could not attend school, and Jyoti's time was spent caring for them rather than working. Through Water.org Jyoti and her husband were able to construct a water tap at home. Now she is pleased to have safe water at home, and to see her children enjoying a healthier lives.
- What a toilet means to 16-year-old Mbete
Mbete’s school and community got toilets and safe water for first time. Now, with some of her most basic needs met, she can focus on her education and opportunities for a better life.
- A Smarter, Snappier Stream
Reporter Codi Kozacek gives a tour of Circle of Blue’s redesigned water news digest. If you subscribe to The Stream, Circle of Blue’s daily digest of global water news, you probably noticed a few changes when it arrived in your inbox starting October 30 and then a few more yesterday. (If you don’t subscribe already, […]
- The Stream, November 25: India’s Green Tribunal Directs Action on River Pollution
The Global Rundown India’s top environmental court has ordered action on harmful river pollution. Indonesia has been slow to reclaim polluted mine areas, an El Salvador city voted to ban mining, and a United States judge issued an injunction to stop federal action restricting Alaska’s Pebble mine. Canada’s oil sands industry pledged to cut water […]
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- Meghalaya’s Coal Shutdown Order Tests Law and New Court’s Resolve
The big case has huge ramifications for India’s water, land, and economy. Photo © Keith Schneider / Circle of Blue The April shutdown order affected virtually every business in Meghalaya’s two big coalfields — the Jaintia Hills to the east, and the Garo Hills in the state’s southwestern region. In Jowai’s crowded market, merchants complained […]
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