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Seeing is believing — sustainability champions talk about how their water projects have helped make their communities greener.

  • 2016 FCM Sustainable Communities Awards — Water project

    2016 FCM Sustainable Communities Awards — Water project

    The District of Sechelt's new Water Resource Centre is a community-friendly facility that uses an advanced odour-free method to turn wastewater into high-quality reclaimed water and biosolids. Located in the middle of town, the new facility exceeds the treatment capacity of the two older wastewater treatment plants it replaces.
  • 2015 Water Program

    2015 Water Program

    A recognized leader in sustainable water management, the Town of Okotoks, AB, has achieved one of the lowest per capita gross water consumption rates in North America through implementing its Water Conservation, Efficiency and Productivity (CEP) Plan. 
  • How can CIPP Service Agreement Tools benefit your First Nation or municipality?

    How can CIPP Service Agreement Tools benefit your First Nation or municipality?

    Learn how these tools can assist in the development of mutually beneficial agreements between First Nations and adjacent municipalities.
  • 2014 Water

    2014 Water

    The City of Mississauga's Elm Drive right-of-way retrofit project is the first in Ontario to use low-impact development (LID) practices that capture and treat stormwater runoff through permeable pavement and bioretention planters.
  • Sustainability in Action — Leadership in Water Management

    Sustainability in Action — Leadership in Water Management

    Urbanization, extreme weather events and rising water demands are putting unprecedented pressure on municipal water systems across the country.
  • Medicine Hat Tackles Aging  Infrastructure

    Medicine Hat Tackles Aging Infrastructure

    Alderman Les Pearson says cities need greater financial support and effective partnerships to improve key infrastructure.
  • Whitecourt's Capital Plan Guides the Way

    Whitecourt's Capital Plan Guides the Way

    Councillor Maryann Chichuk believes the  town's focus on sustainability is attracting residents and businesses.
  • New Glasgow Embodies Small - Town Sustainability

    New Glasgow Embodies Small - Town Sustainability

    Councillor Nancy Dicks highlights sustainable infrastructure as key to the town's vibrancy.
  • Broadband network underpins Toronto’s Waterfront

    Broadband network underpins Toronto’s Waterfront

    Kristina Verner describes the state-of-the-art technology that will help create a smart, inclusive community in Toronto's Waterfront development.
  • Transforming brownfields into vibrant communities

    Transforming brownfields into vibrant communities

    Lisa Prime presents the role and development goals of Waterfront Toronto, which will revitalize former industrial lands along Lake Ontario.
  • Carbon-neutral community project

    Carbon-neutral community project

    Karen Naismith shares the success and lessons learned from Project Neutral.
  • Sustainable Neighbourhoods Retrofit Action Plan (SNAP)

    Sustainable Neighbourhoods Retrofit Action Plan (SNAP)

    Justyna Braitewaite on how GTA neighbourhoods "SNAP" to sustainability.
  • Legal perspectives on municipal sustainability

    Legal perspectives on municipal sustainability

    Travis Allan notes that municipalities may face increased future legal actions due to damage from unstable weather.
  • 2013 Water Category ― Co-winner 2

    2013 Water Category ― Co-winner 2

    The City of Waterloo has developed a new sports facility with a rainwater system that uses runoff from two playing fields with artificial turf to irrigate four fields with natural turf.
  • 2013 Water Category ― Co-winner 1

    2013 Water Category ― Co-winner 1

    The City of Yorkton has built an advanced water filtration plant that incorporates an innovative system to treat backwash (water used for cleaning filters).
  • Webinar: Turning the Tide ― Municipal Leadership in Water Management

    Webinar: Turning the Tide ― Municipal Leadership in Water Management

    Municipalities across the country are facing a rising tide of water challenges. Increasing demand for water and drought-like conditions have pushed some communities alarmingly close to the brink of their water system capacity.
  • 2012 Water

    2012 Water

    Cranbrook increased the quality of its treated effluent and decreased its energy consumption and GHG emissions.
  • Webinar: Varennes' Net-Zero Library A First in Canada

    Webinar: Varennes' Net-Zero Library A First in Canada

    Canada's first net-zero public building will serve as a model for future municipal projects in the city and across the country. Find out how the project came about and the benefits of an integrated design process.
  • 2011 Water – Co-winner 1

    2011 Water – Co-winner 1

    The Town of Olds' wastewater treatment plant was almost 30 years old and serving a population of 7,500 when trouble began - the facility was at capacity and posed an environmental hazard to receiving waters.
  • 2011 Water – Co-winner 2

    2011 Water – Co-winner 2

    Residents of the small seaside community of Victoria, P.E.I., had always relied on private holding tanks and septic systems to handle sewage but, by the 21st century, failing septic systems were discharging effluent not only into the soil, but also into the groundwater and into Victoria Harbour.
  • 2010 Water

    2010 Water

    End-of-pipe treatment wetlands are a relatively new, innovative and cost-effective way to treat stormwater runoff from older, built-out communities that would otherwise discharge street runoff directly to rivers.
  • Webinar: Water Pricing as a Tool for Conservation

    Webinar: Water Pricing as a Tool for Conservation

    Find out how conservation-oriented pricing can reduce consumption and improve the financial performance of the water utility in your municipality.
  • Webinar: Slowing the Flow

    Webinar: Slowing the Flow

    Discover the benefits of low-impact infrastructure development — an innovative stormwater management approach that models nature by managing rainfall close to its source.
  • 2009 Water

    2009 Water

    The Well Aware program supports and encourages well stewardship among private well owners. Spearheaded by Green Communities Canada (GCC) and its non-profit member organizations, the program partners with municipal governments and groups in communities across Ontario.
  • A 'Soft Path' for Water

    A 'Soft Path' for Water

    With ever-dwindling supplies, fresh water is becoming every community's most valuable asset. Learn how the "soft path" approach can reduce demand and support good water management.
  • 2008 Water

    2008 Water

    Increasing demand on its water supply and wastewater treatment systems led the Regional Municipality of Peel to develop a Water Efficiency Plan (WEP) that is expected, by 2015, to reduce daily and peak demand for water by up to 10 per cent and wastewater flows by up to seven per cent.
  • 2008 Wastewater

    2008 Wastewater

    Created in 1995, the Commission pour la mise en valeur du projet de dépollution et de renaturalisation has significantly transformed the Saint Charles river after 10 years of major wastewater treatment and site clean-up efforts.
  • Webinar: Assessing the Vulnerability of Water Infrastructure to Climate Change

    Webinar: Assessing the Vulnerability of Water Infrastructure to Climate Change

    Learn how to assess engineering designs to identify vulnerabilities to the effects of climate change on the capability and service life of a water system.
  • Webinar: Thinking Beyond Pipes and Pumps

    Webinar: Thinking Beyond Pipes and Pumps

    Join us as we expand the definition of municipal water infrastructure to include decentralized technologies, water-sensitive urban design, and water conservation programs that can change behaviour.
  • 2007 Wastewater

    2007 Wastewater

    In late 2006, a green roofs pilot project — the first of its kind in Canada — funded the construction of 16 green roofs on a mix of public and private buildings in the city of Toronto.
  • 2007 Water

    2007 Water

    The Capital Regional District (CRD) surrounding Victoria, British Columbia, began incorporating water-demand-management initiatives into its strategic planning in 1994.
  • 2006 Water

    2006 Water

    Chelsea sits atop the Precambrian Shield of Gatineau Park. This not only prevents the municipality from developing a water or sewage system, it also means that residents must rely exclusively on groundwater for drinking water.
  • 2006 Wastewater

    2006 Wastewater

    Rather than draw 15 million litres of fresh water per day from the North Saskatchewan River for its refinery processes, Petro-Canada and the City of Edmonton developed an innovative partnership to reuse wastewater effluent.
Page Updated: 16/07/2013