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How the rise in wildfires could affect how Calgary treats its drinking water

How the rise in wildfires could affect how Calgary treats its drinking water By: Rosa Saba, The Star Calgary CALGARY—The city of Calgary is leading the charge in studying the effects of widespread wildfires on drinking water, something researchers say has been misunderstood and overlooked until recently. Calgary has established a task force involving nearby [...]

By |2019-05-30T15:43:31-04:00May 30th, 2019|Group News, In the Press|0 Comments

How Wildfires Are Polluting Rivers and Threatening Water Supplies

As wildfires become more frequent and destructive in a warming world, they are increasingly leaving in their wake debris and toxic runoff that are polluting rivers and fouling water supplies. Some municipalities are having to upgrade their water treatment methods to...

By |2019-05-15T10:03:56-04:00October 4th, 2018|Group News, In the Press|0 Comments

Fort McMurray seeing big spike in water-treatment costs, Monica Emelko comments

CBC News recently featured a story on the rising cost of providing clean drinking water to Fort McMurray after the 2016 wildfire. The city's water treatment plant is spending more on food-grade chemicals to remove burnt forest-floor ash that's flushing into the municipality's drinking water supply. Water Science, Technology and Policy Director Monica Emelko has been working with [...]

By |2019-05-15T10:02:51-04:00February 13th, 2017|Group News, In the Press|0 Comments

Canadian women increasingly help lead the water treatment industry

By Judy MacDonald, photos courtesy of AWWA. Three Canadian women won awards at the 2014 American Water Works Association (AWWA) Annual Conference & Exposition. The academic achievement awards recognize graduate students who have made outstanding contributions to the public water supply industry during their academic career. The publications award honours the most notable contribution, scientific [...]

By |2019-05-15T10:13:20-04:00October 1st, 2014|Group News, In the Press|0 Comments