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World Water Day

World Water Day

In 1993, the UN designated March 22nd to be known as World Water Day to bring awareness and change to those who have limited access to clean water in addition to how we can improve water security. This year's theme is "wastewater" and focuses on the reduction and reuse of wastewater to achieve ...

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The Perils of Black Ice

The Perils of Black Ice

 

Black ice is a thin, transparent layer of ice that can be found on pavements, roads, bridges and overpasses. The reason why it is called "black ice" is its appearance on top of asphalt - which makes the ice itself appear black in colour. Black ice can form after a rainfall event, fog event, or when ...

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Flood Risk Management

Floods can happen at any time of the year. In the Winter, large chunks of ice can obstruct or block a river's flow. This causes an overflow of water over the river banks, causing flooding. Snow starts to melt and cause run-off in the Springtime. During the Summer months, intense periods of thunderstorms can ...

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Canada Target 1

Canada Target 1 is a project created with the intension to achieve biodiversity targets by 2020 through traditional ecological knowledge by the Indigenous peoples of Canada as well as scientific knowledge. The goal of Canada Target 1 is to create more conservation areas to have a lasting effect on biodiversity. The project was started in ...

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Stormwater and Graywater Uses

Stormwater occurs as a result of heavy rainfall or snowfall and can act as surface run-off into nearby lakes, rivers or soak into the soil. Stormwater run-off is capable of polluting nearby rivers and lakes based on the contaminants it picks along the way. Some of these pollutants include fertilizers, pesticides, oil, and soap which ...

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