- April 8, 2014: 2014 Philomathia Water Forum: 21st Century Water Security Challenges for Society and Science
Where: Hamilton, ON Organization: McMaster University, Philomathia Foundation, UNU-INWEH Website: http://waterforum.rsvpify.com/
- IBC Pleased with Alberta Flood Mitigation Investment
The Province of Alberta has earmarked $1.5 billion for flood mitigation and recovery programs over the next three years, garnering approval from the Insurance Bureau of Canada (IBC). Grants for erosion control, flood hazard mapping, mitigation related to water and wastewater infrastructure, and protecting areas susceptible to future flood damage will collectively cost $700 million, [...]
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- Work Underway on New Water Treatment Plant for Ontario First Nations Community
The Serpent River First Nation, located midway between Sault Ste. Marie and Sudbury, has started work on a new water treatment plant. The $13.36-million project received $12.36 million from the federal government, in addition to approximately $730,000 invested by the First Nation. “This project is very important for the growth and sustainability of our community,” [...]
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- What is Your Water Day?
For many, the day they get access to safe water is one they will never forget. Water.org honors those special moments as we celebrate Water Day 2014.
- DOUBLING IMPACT THROUGH MICROFINANCE
Building on the success of WaterCredit, Water.org co-founders Gary White and Matt Damon talk about empowering the poor through microfinance loans, and a strategy for doubling the pace at which these loans can be made, in this recent CNBC The Edge clip.
- Anything For Her Family
Most mothers will do anything for their families; even if anything means spending several hours each day just to get water. The story of a woman whose life was improved when she got access to safe water.
- The Stream, March 10: Australia Coal Seam Gas Operation Fined for Polluting Groundwater
Pollution A coal seam gas operation in Australia’s Pilliga forest contaminated groundwater supplies with arsenic, lead and uranium after the facility’s storage ponds leaked, the Guardian reported. The contamination led to a $1,500 fine and calls from environmentalists and farmers to halt the operation, though the company says the groundwater was not part of a […]
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- Federal Water Tap, March 10: Water Spending Is Mixed in President Obama’s 2015 Budget
Like with any spending plan, water programs, because of their diversity, seesawed in the president’s budget request. Some programs were down, some up. Two programs that tipped way down were the state revolving funds, which provide low-interest loans to drinking water and sewer projects. President Obama requested a 25 percent cut. The president also requested […]
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- The Stream, March 7: Antarctic Research Base Wastewater Chemicals Contaminate Penguins
Scientific research stations in Antarctica are contaminating the surrounding environment through wastewater discharges, and toxic chemicals have been found in the tissues of penguins and fish, sediments, and dust, National Geographic reported. Though it is unclear what effect the chemicals are having on the animals, levels in some sediment samples were as high as those […]
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