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Coverage of water supply since June 15, 2024.

Community can give opinion on updated Drinking Water Source Protection Plan

"...The Grand River Conservation Authority (GRCA) is inviting the community to provide opinions before they update the Drinking Water Source Protection Plan for the Grand River watershed. It was prepared under the Clean Water Act, 2006 guidelines that aims to protect municipal drinking water sources to ensure they can be used in the future..."


Here's why you may have noticed changes in your tap water

"...The Buffalo Pound Water Treatment Corporation recently sent out a PSA assuring residents that their water is safe to drink and meets all regulatory drinking water requirements..."


Russian strikes leave thousands in northern Ukraine without power and water

"...The northern Sumy region, which borders Russia, was plunged into dark after Russian strikes late Friday damaged energy infrastructure, the Ukrainian Energy Ministry said. Hours later, the Ukrainian public broadcaster reported that Russian drones hit the provincial capital, also called Sumy, cutting off water by hitting power lines that feed its system of pumps..."


Here's what to know during Halifax's boil water advisory

"...It happened late Monday evening after an internal power failure at the JD Kline Water Treatment Facility caused a “limited” amount of untreated water into the clean water supply..."


Power failure inside water facility leads to Halifax boil water advisory

"...A power failure inside a Halifax-area water treatment facility is being blamed for the boil water advisory affecting thousands of Halifax water customers..."


Thank you sincerely: Calgary water consumption declines 23% Friday as city prepares to test pipe

"...Calgarians cut their water consumption by 23 per cent Friday, giving Mayor Gondek some good news to announce at her Saturday morning update on the state of the citys water supply..."


Calgary water saga could be over by Canada Day, mayor says

"...In an update on Wednesday afternoon, Mayor Jyoti Gondek said restrictions could be lifted by Canada Day as long as crews don't run into any more unforeseen problems as they work to restore the regular water supply..."


Calgary water update: Non-potable water available

"...Non-potable water is available to Calgarians for gardening and other uses Sunday as the city continues to encourage reducing their water supply amid water main repairs..."


Water emergency halts tourist arrivals at Italy's popular Capri island

"...ROME (AP) A water emergency prompted the mayor of Capri one of Italy's most popular islands to order a halt to the arrival of tourists on Saturday, in a crisis that has deprived some areas of any water supply..."


Navigating through darkness: Ukraines emergency blackouts return after Russia pounds infrastructure

"...KYIV, Ukraine (AP) During daytime, entire districts of Ukraine's capital are disconnected from the power grid to save energy. Traffic lights stop, choking traffic, accompanied by the constant rumble of generators installed outside cafes and shops..."


Five Tweets on Calgarys water shortage crisis

"...Sixty percent of the Calgary's treated water supply has been cut off, leaving Calgarians with minimal water to carry out day-to-day tasks involving water consumption or usage..."


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Jobs in water supply

Recent employment opportunities from across Canada.

Water Supply Operator II - City of Kelowna (Kelowna, BC)

"...   The ideal candidate will bring their hands-on knowledge of computer systems such as SCADA, MMS and Operational Data bases to compile and analyze various systems and equipment reports and documentation.  Candidates will require:..."

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Waterworks Operator (Level I or II) - Comox Valley Regional District (Courtenay, BC)

"...We appreciate all applications; however, only short-listed candidates will be contacted. The CVRD acknowledges the unceded, traditional territory of the Kâómoks First Nation on which we live, work and play..."

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Demand Side Management Coordinator - Regional District of North Okanagan (Coldstream, BC)

"...You have excellent computer, data analysis and forecasting skills supported by demonstrated abilities in demand side management best practices and strategies..."

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Water Supply Operator II - City of Kelowna (Kelowna, BC)

"...The ideal candidate will bring their hands-on knowledge of computer systems such as SCADA, MMS and Operational Data bases to compile and analyze various systems and equipment reports and documentation.  Candidates will require:..."

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Recent episodes that mention water supply.

RealAg Radio: Intercropping equipment, hiring in agriculture, and water supply trouble, Sept 19, 2023

Duration: 54:30

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Informative Video

Discussions, Documentaries, and Investigative Reports about water supply.

World Food Day 2023 puts emphasis on water

"...Efforts to ensure food security across the globe starts by securing the world's water supply..."


10. Safe Drinking Water: Science and Law

"...Aging water infrastructure, pesticide and herbicide application, and surface water runoff all pose challenges in maintaining a clean drinking water supply..."


Learn to use Rivers.Alberta

"...The Alberta River Basins webpage at Rivers. Alberta. ca is your source of find information on stream flows, precipitation, snow pack data and flooding advisories..."


Our drinking water - Is the world drying up? | DW Documentary

"...Only 0. 3 percent of the Earth's total water supply is suitable for human consumption..."


Academic Research

Recent peer-reviewed papers about water supply relevant to the latest news.

Digital Twin-Based Pump Station Dynamic Scheduling for Energy-Saving Optimization in Water Supply System

"...In order to address the current problems of water supply systems, such as high energy consumption and low efficiency of the pump station operation, and poor response and adaptability to disturbance events, a digital twin (DT)-based full-process dynamic pump station scheduling method for energy-saving optimization in water treatment plants was proposed in this study..."


A review of the current status of the water quality in the Nile water basin

"...The Nile water basin has been contaminated by numerous pollutants such as toxic heavy metals and organic contaminants, therefore pushing the resident water quality above the World health organization (WHO) acceptable guidelines for drinking water, agricultural irrigation, and aquatic life support..."


Performance evaluation of existing water supply system: a case study

"...Furthermore, the technical performance of the water supply system was analyzed based on water supply coverage, per capita consumption, water production for population, water quality test, and physical structure index..."


Evaluation of the impact of coal mining on surface water in the Boesmanspruit, Mpumalanga, South Africa

"...Surface water quality has major environmental and socioeconomic consequences, notably in terms of the country?s long-term fresh water supply..."


Does rural water resource outcry elevate communities? conservation for livelihoods in a pooled resource? A case of Mvomero dist

"...Therefore, this study investigated the effects of water accessibility on water conservation practices, determinants of water conservation practices among rural households, and the effects of water conservation on rural households? livelihood, focusing on food security and household income, with comparisons made across those who practice water conservation and those who do not..."


An adaptable participatory modelling framework to anticipate needs for securing regional drinking water supply systems under gl

"...As drinking water supply systems worldwide face increasing challenges, there is concern of future drinking water shortage..."


Hydrosedimentology of paired watersheds with clayey soils under cattle grazing and no-tillage cropping: LISEM calibration and v

"...Runoff and sediment yield in this agricultural environment have significant economic and off-site ecological importance, as the watersheds are connected to a large reservoir responsible for energy production and water supply..."


History of the hydrogeochemical study of groundwater in the Netherlands and the research motives

"...Societal motives are also identified: shallow, biogenic methane as fossil fuel (already researched since the 1890s); groundwater contamination; freshening/salinisation of aquifers; ecohydrology and nature conservation; aquifer thermal energy storage; national and regional groundwater monitoring for policy evaluation; impact of climate change and weather variability; and occurrence of brackish groundwater and brines in the deeper subsurface..."


Study on Watershed Ecological Water Replenishment Coupling Hydrodynamic and Reservoir Operation

"...Using the Yongding River ecological operation project as a case study, various scenarios of Yellow River water diversion are analyzed to assess the satisfaction of ecological water demands and associated costs in the downstream channel of the Guanting Reservoir..."


Water Quality Features in Small Rivers of Khabarovsk During Floods. 1. Major Ions and Nutrients

"...The concentrations of major ions and nutrients in river water are shown to vary widely due to the considerable difference between the water chemistry in snowmelt water, groundwater, and wastewater, as well as waters from worn-out systems of water supply and water disposal..."