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Wastewater deal helps CentrePort move forward
The final pieces of the CentrePort development puzzle are almost in place. Just a week after Prime Minister Stephen came to CentrePort to cut the ribbon for the new CentrePort Canada Way expressway, Mayor Sam Katz announced another new development.

State seeks input on water pollution reduction
Minnesota is a headwaters state. Forty-one states drain into the Mississippi drainage basin, eight states drain into the Great Lakes and four into Lake Winnipeg. But only the waters of Minnesota drain into all of them.

Churchill Fellow to study water systems
Oamaru woman Elizabeth Soal has been made a 2014 Churchill Fellow and will use the fellowship to study water management and beneficial farming practices in Canada.

Water Missions International implements safe water solutions in Philippines in wake of typhoon
Millions in the Philippines are homeless….thousands are dead….devastation is indescribable. Can we dare to hope for a silver lining in Typhoon Haiyan? Modern history--and the engineers of Water Missions International--say YES…today's suffering can motivate tomorrow's solutions.

Subarctic Lakes Are Drying Up at a Rate Not Seen in 200 Years
The decrease in snowfall observed in recent years in Canada's subarctic regions has led to worrisome desiccation of the regions' lakes. This is the conclusion arrived at by researchers from Université Laval, Wilfrid Laurier University, Brock University and the University of Waterloo...


Upcoming Events

Webinar Reminder: Green Stormwater Utilities
TODAY! Thursday, December 5th, 1:00 pm
ted by the Manitoba Eco-network Water Caucus (3rd floor boardroom, 303 Portage Ave)

In this webinar, industry expert Andy Reese will outline the basics Green Infrastructure programs, incentives and concepts, rate methodologies and structures, and funding approaches.

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


31st Annual Red River Basin Land & Water International Summit Conference
January 14-16, 2014     
Ramada Plaza Suites, Fargo, ND

Keynote Speaker - Robert Glennon
America’s self-inflicted water crisis is coming.  Throughout the Unites States, even in places that are not particularly dry or hot, communities, farmers and factories are struggling to find water, and even running out altogether.  Our water woes will get worse before they get better because we are slow to change out ways, and because water is the overlooked resource.  This presentation will illustrate the urgency of this problem and the need for action on multiple fronts to solve it. 

Registration:    $225 includes materials, attendance to all plenary and special sessions, entry to exhibits, 2 breakfasts, Tuesday social/reception, 2 lunches, Wednesday banquet and refreshment breaks.
To register and form more information, see the Red River Basin Commission website.

Share with us a Success Story. Stories will be recognized and included in a booklet that will be distributed to conference attendees, and some of the stories will be selected to be presented during the “Lightning Talks” session. Click here for more information.

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.


Human Activity and the Environment: Measuring ecosystem goods and services in Canada 2013
The Statistics Canada article "Measuring ecosystem goods and services in Canada" presents preliminary results achieved through a two-year interdepartmental project to develop experimental ecosystem accounts and the required statistical infrastructure. It provides an overview of ecosystem accounting and valuation and presents several measures of the quantity and quality of ecosystems and ecosystem goods and services (EGS). Visit the Statistics Canada website, or view the pdf.
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