Water

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PRESS RELEASE: New Funding Helps Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup Initiative

Government of Ontario contributes $375,000 to initiative; helps curb plastic problems in our waterways and brings up to 12 new marinas on board TORONTO, Ontario – October 22, 2020 – A first-of-its-kind initiative, the Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup  was infused today with a $375,000 contribution from the Government of Ontario to Pollution Probe to support …

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PRESS RELEASE:NOVA Chemicals pledges its support as lead corporate sponsor for the Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup Initiative

TORONTO, Ontario – September 16, 2020 — The Great Lakes Plastic Cleanup Initiative (GLPC) is pleased to welcome NOVA Chemicals Corporation as its lead corporate sponsor.  As one of the largest Canadian petrochemical companies, NOVA Chemicals seeks to be a catalyst for change to address the challenge of plastic waste in the environment and waterways …

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PRESS RELEASE: Pollution Probe and the Council of Great Lakes Region Release Report on Harnessing Big Data Analytics to Improve Watershed Protection

Toronto, ON – 2 July, 2019 – Pollution Probe and the Council of the Great Lakes Region are pleased to announce the release of a new report, Water Management and Big Data Analytics: Examination of Opportunities and Approaches to Leverage Data Science, Analytics and Advanced Computing to support Watershed Planning and the health of our …

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PRESS RELEASE: Pollution Probe and the Council of the Great Lakes Region receive funding from RBC for an innovative project to support improved watershed management in the Great Lakes

Toronto, ON – December 20, 2018 –  Pollution Probe and the Council of the Great Lakes Region (CGLR) are pleased to be partnering with the Royal Bank of Canada on an innovative project that will support an improved approach to watershed management and adaptive decision-making in the Great Lakes. RBC has generously contributed $100,000 to …

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Ballast Water Filtration to Combat Spread of Invasive Species in Great Lakes

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Montreal-based Fednav, Canada’s largest global shipowner, is the first to move forward with fitting 12 of its new ships with filtration equipment that will clean ballast water before its release into the Great Lakes. Filtration will help prevent organisms from other parts of the world that have travelled in a ship’s ballast water from being …

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California Dreamin’ of Water

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Severe drought conditions in California have forced the state government to impose mandatory water restrictions for the first time in history. The State Water Resources Control Board must impose a 25 per cent reduction in water use from 2013 levels over the coming year. It is expected that Californians will have to cut back on …

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A Call for Groundwater Governance

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Groundwater is indispensible. But how often do we think about it, even at an international level? No where near enough, according to a group of five international agencies (FAO, UNESCO, World Bank, GEF and International Association of Hydrogeologists) that joined together in a call for action on groundwater management prior to the 7th World Water …

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