Permit to Take Water

watering crops
Posted: December 19, 2017
Category: Water
Tags: groundwater, permit, water

In Ontario, a permit to take water must be obtained from the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change if you will be taking in excess of 50,000 litres of water per day from the environment.  It does not matter whether you will take this water from surface water or groundwater, a permit is still […]

Day Without Water – October 12th

without water
Posted: October 12, 2017
Category: Water
Tags: october, opportunity, public, water, without

Most people take the water systems that bring clean water to and from their homes and businesses for granted. They turn on the tap or flush the toilet expecting water to flow without thinking twice about where that water came from or where it will go. From source, to tap, to drain, and back, our water […]

World Rivers Day!

world rivers day
Posted: September 24, 2017
Category: Water
Tags: day, flood, rainfall, rivers, water, world

On September 24, 2017 we celebrate World Rivers Day, a day intended to highlight the value of rivers and encourage improved stewardship of rivers around the world. Based on the success of BC Rivers Day, which has been celebrated since 1980, the United Nations, in conjunction with the Water for Life Decade, established World Rivers […]

United Nations & Water

UN-water
Posted: September 11, 2017
Category: Water
Tags: freshwater, monitoring, nations, projects, reporting, united, water

On May 30 of this year, UN Environment launched a new freshwater strategy under the auspices of UN-Water. Realizing the central role the freshwater ecosystem plays in the health of economies and societies worldwide and how crucial it is to tackle threats to the world’s freshwater resources, a new Freshwater Strategy 2017 – 2021 was […]

Randle Reef – Lake Ontario

randle reef
Posted: August 15, 2017
Category: Water
Tags: burlington, canada, contamination, hamilton, ontario, randle, reef

Randle Reef, located at the western end of Lake Ontario, is the most contaminated site within the Canadian side of the Great Lakes.  It is a 12 hectare area located in the southwest corner of the area known as ‘Hamilton Harbour’ or ‘Burlington Bay’ and is surrounded by many heavy industries.  Over the years, coal […]

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