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Water-from-air device set to take on bottled water industry
Pure drinking water no longer has to come from rivers and wells, says an inventor who sees the air as Earth’s best aquifer. By refining the well-known science of condensation into a device that looks like a common water cooler, a B.C. firm is taking aim at the bottled water industry in Canada and hoping to provide drinking water in remote areas by harnessing moisture in the air.

Land use changes can alter climate, says MCDA keynote speaker
Those who doubt that human activity can affect global climate — or for that matter, turn Lake Winnipeg into a toxic green soup — should brush up on their history.

Water-treatment plant planned for Manitoba’s CentrePort area
The Manitoba government intends to help build a water-treatment plant to finally solve the water woes plaguing an industrial area northwest of Winnipeg.

Water reuse technologies mean drinking toilet water could be a reality
The solution to water scarcity is staring us in the face every time we do laundry, wash dishes or go to the bathroom, says Albert Cho

The Manitoba Eco-Network Water Caucus office will be closed for the Holidays on December 24th, and will reopen on January 2nd.

Happy Holidays!

Upcoming Events

Webinar: Developing & Implementing Effective Stormwater Outreach Programs Social Marketing
Wednesday, January 22nd, 1:00 pm
hosted by the Manitoba Eco-network Water Caucus (3rd floor boardroom, 303 Portage Ave)

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Presenter: Jami Fitch
Stormwater Outreach Manager, Cumberland County Soil & Water Conservation District

What makes brands like Nike, Target, and McDonald's so successful? Billion dollar marketing budgets? Yes, BUT also the fact that they take the time to know their customers, know what's important to them, where to reach them, and how to make their message stick. Join Jami Fitch to discuss how to take this billion dollar thinking and apply it to your stormwater outreach program WITHOUT breaking your budget. Read more

Please register in advance to to attend this webinar. The webinar fees have been covered by the Water Caucus, and there is no charge to attend.

Art Exhibition: Water Memory Table
January 16 – February 15, 2014
The University of Winnipeg, Gallery 1C03 (located on the first floor of Centennial Hall beside the UWSA Info Booth)

Former Winnipegger Patrick Mahon references shifting environmental conditions through an investigation of built structures in this solo exhibition of printed sculptural installations. The exhibition will include large works, small studies and a site-specific piece that considers local river systems.
  • Artist workshop at Martha Street Studio: “Weather Structures: Printed Sculptures, Environmental Traces” on Saturday, January 11 & Sunday, January 12 from 12:00 – 5:00 p.m.
  • Exhibition opening reception at Gallery 1C03: Thursday, January 16 from 4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
  • Artist talk in Room 2M70 (2nd floor of Manitoba Hall) at The University of Winnipeg: Friday, January 17 at 12:30 p.m.

CWRA Manitoba Workshop: Flood Forecasting- Fact vs. Fiction?
Friday, January 31, 2014 8:20 AM - 5:00 PM
Inn at the Forks, 75 Forks Market Road

Flood ​forecasting ​is ​one ​of ​the ​most ​poorly ​understood ​disciplines ​in ​the ​fields ​of ​hydrology ​and ​water ​management. ​The ​Manitoba ​CWRA ​Branch ​will ​host ​a ​one-day ​workshop ​where ​leading ​experts ​from ​a ​variety ​of ​fields ​will ​provide ​in-depth ​technical ​presentations ​to ​help ​demystify ​some ​of ​the ​many ​complexities ​surrounding ​the ​physical ​processes ​responsible ​for ​extreme ​runoff ​events ​and ​to ​describe ​past ​forecasting ​methodologies. ​More ​importantly, ​this ​workshop ​will ​provide ​a ​context ​for ​contemporary ​forecasting ​models ​and ​shed ​light ​on ​reasonable ​limits ​of ​confidence ​and ​reliability ​that ​can ​be ​expected ​from ​them. ​Time ​for ​questions ​and ​group ​discussion ​will ​be ​provided ​following ​each ​presenter, ​and ​a ​panel ​of ​experts ​will ​participate ​in ​an ​interactive ​discussion ​to ​conclude ​the ​workshop.

Fees: CWRA Members: $150, CWRA Non-members: $180, Students: $80
For information and to register please visit the CWRA website

Call for Abstracts

Call for Abstracts for the 2014 Canada Water Resources Congress
Abstract submissions due January 6th, 2014
Conference taking place June 2-4, 2014
Hamilton, Ontario

Please submit abstracts of up to 500 words before the submission deadline of January 6th, 2014. You will be requested to indicate your choice of Theme and Cross-cutting Approach, and to specify your preference for either an oral or a poster presentation. You will be notified by mid-March 2014 as to the status of your presentation.
The theme of the congress is "
Water: What is the Future We Want?"

For more details please visit the event website.

Call for Papers for the 16th Canadian National Conference in Drinking Water
Abstract submissions due January 17th, 2014
Conference taking place October 26 to 29, 2014
Gatineau, Quebec

This biennial Conference is supported by the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Committee on Drinking Water (CDW) which establishes the Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality. The Conference provides a unique opportunity for all stakeholders in drinking water to meet and present or exchange views on current and emerging issues related to the provision of safe drinking water.

The Conference Program Technical Committee invites you to submit an abstract for the Conference. As a presenter, you have an opportunity to showcase your research, discuss your ideas and influence drinking water quality in Canada.

For more details visit the CWWA website.


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