Statistics Canada – 2015 Survey of Drinking Water Plants

In the winter of 2016 Statistics Canada will be conducting the Survey of Drinking Water Plants. This survey is a census of public drinking water plants serving communities of 300 or more people. The … [Read more...]

Evaluation of firefighting water demand towards rightsizing water mains

The City of Ottawa and the National Research Council Canada are conducting a review of current methods for calculating flows needed to fight fires in urban areas, and the required number and spacing … [Read more...]

Cross Connection Photo Contest – The Bad and the Ugly

You’ve probably heard about the good, the bad and the ugly.  In the world of potable water protection and backflow prevention, a certified specialist tester or inspector will find Cross Connections … [Read more...]

Fall 2015 Call for Letters of Intent for the Lake Winnipeg Basin Stewardship Fund

Please be advised that all remaining funds for the Lake Winnipeg Basin Stewardship Fund under Phase II (April 1, 2012-March 31, 2017) have been allocated to existing multi-year projects and as a … [Read more...]

Congratulations to WCW 2015 Award Winners

2015 Awards were presented at the WCW15 Opening Session in Winnipeg Manitoba September 16 2015.  See our Awards page for full details on WCW awards and nominations submissions. H.M. Bailey Award … [Read more...]

Canada to ban microbeads in personal care products

Great news! The Canadian government announced on 30 July that microbeads will be banned nationwide. There has been heavy awareness through environmental groups in North America regarding the water … [Read more...]

Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development’s 2014-15 annual report released

The Alberta Environment and Sustainable Resource Development’s 2014-15 annual report has been released to the public.  Next year, the 2015-16 annual report will be released under the ministry’s new … [Read more...]

Dive deep into the 2015 Canadian Municipal Water Priorities report

In Canada, water touches every facet of our lives – connecting our economy, our ecosystems and the health of our communities. Addressing each of these areas through a “water lens” can lead to … [Read more...]

Risks, Emergencies and Good Management

Editorial - Summer WCW Magazine Bill Brant, Editor, Western Canada Water For the second issue of our 20th year of publication, we focus on Risk and Emergency Management. The best defence to … [Read more...]

The Truth Behind Flushable Wipes

Flushable Wipes Convenience or Catastrophe? Since there is no governmental regulation about what the term ‘flushable’ really means, how is a consumer to know if a so-called flushable wipe is really … [Read more...]