In Canada, boil water advisories in First Nation communities regularly make headlines. Unfortunately, thousands of First Nation households across the country cannot drink the water that comes out of their tap. One of the big challenges of ensuring safe drinking water in remote areas is the shortage of qualified operators to oversee treatment systems. In northern Ontario, for example, many communities are served by a single operator who visits just once or twice a month to take samples and make [...]
SOWC is very pleased to present our Impact Report, which highlights the successful implementation of our Advancing Water Technologies (AWT) program and our milestones over nearly 8 years. With this Impact Report, we are excited to share the outcomes of the important partnerships we have created. To access the full PDF report, click here.
When summer storms roll through southern Ontario, city officials depend on stormwater management ponds to store runoff, keep pollutants out of lakes and rivers and prevent basements from flooding. Today, however, municipalities are increasingly adding Low Impact Development (LID) technologies to complement those ponds. Peppered throughout urban environments, these inconspicuous landscape features may take the form of a flower garden along a boulevard, a cluster of trees in the middle of a cul-de-sac or a grass swale at the edge [...]