- Traces of Cocaine Found in Southern Ontario Drinking Water: McGill University
Traces of illegal drugs, including cocaine, can be found in drinking water in the Grand River watershed, according to a new study out of McGill University. Researchers told the CBC that water discharged from wastewater plants in the region had “the potential to contaminate sources of drinking water with drugs such as morphine, cocaine, and […]
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- Peterborough to Receive Federal and Provincial Funding for Sewer Project
Joint funding from the governments of Canada and Ontario will allow the City of Peterborough to move forward with its Bethune Street Sanitary Sewer and Jackson Creek Diversion Project. “A large new sewer under Bethune Street will divert huge amounts of storm water around Peterborough’s downtown, reducing the burden on the aging infrastructure under this […]
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- Funding for Wastewater Upgrades in New Brunswick Community
On July 21, Regional Minister for New Brunswick Rob Moore announced $116,530 in federal funding towards wastewater system upgrades in Alma, New Brunswick. The funding represents up to one third of the total project costs of $349,591. The project will help increase the capacity of the Village of Alma’s wastewater treatment plant. With the upcoming […]
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- Education and brighter futures
Access to safe water is the most crucial aspect of running an institution, and every school needs safe drinking water nearby.
- Playtime in India
More than anything else, kids love to run, and jump, and ride bikes, and play! In Gangondanahalli, India, access to safe water and proper sanitation has made playtime more fun. Give kids safe water, and give them everything summer is meant to be.
- Healthier lives
Through Water.org and its partner in Indonesia, Lilis and her family now have a water tap at home. Read their story.
- The Stream, July 31: California’s June Conservation Figures Stand Strong at 27 Percent
The Global Rundown California has beaten its statewide water conservation target for another month. None of the 2016 Olympic venues in Rio de Janeiro are safe for swimming or boating. Former executives of Tokyo Electric Power Company will face charges stemming from the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster. “We will be in their face…. We are […]
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- The Stream, July 30: Costa Rica Considers Water System Overhaul
The Global Rundown In Costa Rica, several former presidents voiced support for legislation reforming the country’s water system. Nepal’s rice fields are suffering as drought stops farmers from planting, while drought-hit farmers in Canada can expect to receive financial relief from two major banks. Sinkholes are a growing problem along the Dead Sea coast in […]
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- Texas Fund Turns Oil Dollars into Water Investments
Houston is the big winner in first round of state financing for new water infrastructure fund.
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