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World Water Day 2017: $21,000 in Funding for Local Water Projects

On March 22 – World Water Day – LWF staff and supporters gathered at FortWhyte Alive in Winnipeg to celebrate our shared waters and announce $21,000 in funding for four Manitoba-based projects.

“Across our vast watershed, researchers, educators and innovators are hard at work on solutions for Lake Winnipeg,” says Alexis Kanu, LWF’s executive director. “We’re proud to be able to invest in those solutions – and what better way to celebrate World Water Day 2017 than to celebrate the passionate people behind this vital work?”

LWF’s grants program supports projects working to improve water quality in Lake Winnipeg and its watershed. Priority is given to those that address one or more of the eight actions to reduce phosphorus loading outlined in our flagship initiative, the Lake Winnipeg Health Plan. Successful recipients were selected by LWF’s board of directors as part of an annual submission process which sees projects from across the province and beyond apply for financial assistance ranging from $500 to $10,000. Read more about the announcement and grant recipients.

The Water Brothers Visit ELA To Learn About Climate Change

On Friday March 24, 2017 at 7:30 p.m. (EST) join TVO’s The Water Brothers as they visit IISD Experimental Lakes Area to learn how climate change is affecting our water.

The episode On Thin Ice will broadcast on the television channel TVO in Ontario at that time, and then will be available for free streaming across Canada on The Water Brothers’ website the next day.

On Thin Ice looks at how climate change might affect Canada’s fresh water, and explores what Canadian scientists are doing about it. When the Water Brothers came to the site last year, they took part in a wide range of experiments determining how warming waters and reduced lake ice cover is harming freshwater ecosystems.

World Water Day Webinar Series

The CWRA Manitoba Branch is proud to announce an upcoming webinar series: Innovations in Water & Wastewater Treatment, which will be launched on World Water Day.

The upcoming webinar series will include several presentations focusing on various water & wastewater treatment projects throughout the province. The webinar series will include the following one hour presentations and discussion:

March 22, 2017 – 10:00 AM CST
City of Brandon Water Reclamation Facility
Patrick Pulak, P.Eng.
Director of Engineering Services & Water Resources
City of Brandon

April 20, 2017 – 12:00 noon CST
Wetland Vegetation and Urban Runoff: A Case Study in Enhanced Landscape Environmental Performance
Chris Penner, B.Sc., MNRM
Ecologist & Environmental Designer

May 17, 2017 – 12:00 noon CST
Reduction of Trihalomethane Disinfection By-products in the Yellowhead Regional Co-op
Travis Parsons, P.Eng.
Chief Designer
Manitoba Water Services Board

June 15, 2017 – 12:00 noon CST
Addressing Nutrient Contamination of Tile Drainage Effluent with Denitrifying Woodchip Bioreactors in Cooler Climate Areas
Steve Sager, P.Ag.
Soil Resource Specialist
Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada

To register for individual webinar presentations or the full webinar series, please follow the links included in the attached bulletin. Access instructions for each webinar will be provided to registrants within 48 hours of the scheduled webinar start time. Please note that registrations will not be accepted within 24 hours of the webinar start time.

Further details are provided in the attached bulletin and on the CWRA website under Manitoba Branch News.

CWRA Luncheon: A Brief Hydraulic History of the Shoal Lake Aqueduct

Wednesday, March 15, 2017 at 12:00 noon at Holiday Inn South (1330 Pembina Hwy, Winnipeg, Manitoba)

The project known as the Greater Winnipeg Water District’s Shoal Lake Aqueduct was truly one of the most significant public works projects of the 20th century. A 160 km long water supply pipeline built in the period from 1913 to 1919 during the First World War, the Aqueduct was remarkable, not only for its innovation and many technical achievements, but also for its profound impact on the quality of life of the citizens of Winnipeg and numerous communities in southeastern Manitoba.

This presentation will provide unique insight into the original Aqueduct design, some key aspects of its longevity and an overview of the amazing engineering achievement that it remains to be.

This luncheon presentation is eligible for 1.0 credit hour of professional development with Engineers Geoscientists Manitoba (EGM). The Manitoba Association of Landscape Architects (MALA) also considers this luncheon as a continuing education opportunity. Member Registration. Non-Member Registration.