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Phosphorus Pollution Reaching Dangerous Levels Worldwide

American Geophysical Union | 2018-02-15

Humans discharge four times the weight of the Empire State Building’s worth of phosphorus into freshwater bodies each year, a new study finds.

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Canada Has Ended the National Wetland Conservation Fund

Water Canada | 2018-02-06

Yesterday, Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC) announced that it has cancelled the National Wetland Conservation Fund (NWCF). Projects that were funded through 2019 will remain in place, but no further projects will receive funding.

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Canada’s Asian Carp Program Receives Five-Year Funding Commitment

Water Canada | 2018-01-25

Canada’s Asian Carp Program will receive up to $20 million over five years due to a new government investment.

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In Tucson, Subsidies for Rainwater Harvesting Produce Big Payoff

Water Deeply | 2018-01-18

The Arizona city has spent more than $2 million subsidizing rainwater harvesting systems. Consultant Gary Woodard explains that results from a new study he is leading show such systems don’t just collect water, they also change behavior.

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What did we learn from 2017's floods in Quebec and Ontario? Inside the politics of water

The Globe and Mail | 2018-01-16

Last year's record deluges along Lake Ontario and the St. Lawrence River pitted nations, communities and people apart over water management. Now, rising water levels are raising fears of what's coming this spring. Les Perreaux explores what happened last year and what could happen next

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Climate Change Is Altering Lakes and Streams, Study Suggests

The New York Times | 2018-01-12

To scientists who study lakes and rivers, it seems humans have embarked on a huge unplanned experiment. By burning fossil fuels, we have already raised the concentration of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere by 40 percent, and we’re on track to increase it by much more. Some of that gas may mix into the world’s inland waters, and recent studies hint that this may have profound effects on the species that live in them.

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Canada announces major funding for reconstruction and climate resilience in the Caribbean region

Government of Canada | 2017-11-29

The devastating 2017 Atlantic hurricane season caused extensive damage to several Caribbean islands. These Category 5 hurricanes have reminded the world that these small island states are on the front line of climate change. Caribbean countries are now seeking assistance from the international community for their immediate reconstruction and for their climate adaptation needs.

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Participation to ROBVQ 19th "Rendez-vous des OBV"

NANBO | 2017-10-26

NANBO attended the 19th edition of the “Rendez-vous des OBV”, held in Quebec City in October 18-20. Thirty-nine Basins were gathered to share on biodiversity and threatened aquatic species. This event allowed basin councils to discuss their priorities, to learn and share about threatened species in their watershed, but also to find solutions together through various workshops.   Multiple panellist from basin councils, NGOs and federal and provincial environment related ministries insisted on the importance of data collection and information sharing. ROBVQ also elected its first female president during the annual general assembly held on the last day of the event : Mrs. Caroline Brodeur, also Executive Director of the OBV de la Capitale. Tackling the threats on biodiversity in Quebec watershed require a collective and concerted effort. The « 19th Rendez-vous des OBV » will surely boost knowledge and experiences sharing between the...

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Participation to the 6th MRCTI annual meeting

ROBAN | 2017-10-26

NANBO attended the 6th annual meeting of the Mississippi River Cities and Towns Initiative (MRCTI), held the 12-14 September in St. Louis, Missouri (USA). This event aimed to bring together all mayors from cities and towns situated alongside the Mississippi River willing to share knowledge, to build resilient communities and promote sustainable economic development in the region.The Mississippi river basin is the largest in North America, crossing dozen states and providing drinking water for millions of Americans. The river is also essential for the economic and tourism sectors. The conferences were the occasion to raise awareness about the Mississippi River environmental issues and good water management practices among the mayors. Funding, grants and linking with potential investors were also key concerns of the participants. In the context of the severe consequences of Harvey and Irma, the mayors held a press conference addressing the lack of funding in the Federal Emergency...

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Manitoba Launches Public Consultations on Watershed Planning Initiatives

Manitoba Government | 2017-08-23

The Manitoba government has launched public consultations on three new environmental initiatives, which will improve water management and modernize watershed planning, Sustainable Development Minister Rochelle Squires and Agriculture Minister Ralph Eichler announced today.

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