The United States Water Prize Program is a celebration of sustainable solutions that advance holistic, watershed-based approaches to water quality and quantity challenges.
An absorbent topsoil layer does more than help your plants and lawn grow well, it also helps you be water smart.
With over 300 videos in many water-related categories. The Water Channel is a public facility which apart from hosting the videos is producing off-line compilations for education and awareness and is also supporting the production of new material.
Drawing on the experience of two international experts, workshops held in Vancouver and in Victoria in 2005 connected the dots between WHY harvest rainwater and HOW to cost-effectively implement rainwater collection, storage, treatment and delivery systems.
Water wastage from leaky faucets, running toilets or non-essential exterior water use are some of the least green things you can do with your home. It’s easy to save water and save money by being aware of what you are using.
A New Era: Anxious water districts, green plumbers, and Australian marketers predict blue skies ahead for graywater
Graywater is defined as wastewater, collected separately from sewage flow, which originates from a clothes washer, bathtub, shower, or sink—but not from a kitchen sink, dishwasher, or toilet. Graywater, as a conservation method, has gained wide acceptance with water agencies in drought-ridden Australia.
Water is commonly thought to be plentiful on BC’s west coast; an assumption that has traditionally shaped our decisions about everything from planning our home gardens to designing and operating cooling systems and industrial processes. However, the rising cost of providing drinking water from finite sources in growing urban areas is rendering many traditional water using devices, systems and practices obsolete.
With help from West Coast Environmental Law (WCEL), a two-year effort to protect the Sunshine Coast’s Hotel Lake from harmful water withdrawals is successful. The Environmental Appeal Board has limited the amount of water that can be withdrawn from Hotel Lake until studies demonstrate that increased water use will not harm the lake.
The Town of Gibsons has won an international competition in which being tasteless is a good thing. The Sunshine Coast municipality won the coveted title of “World's Best Water” for 2005 at the Berkeley Springs International Water Tasting contest. 60 municipalities vied for the prize at the spa town of Berkeley Springs, West Virginia. The water-tasting competition has been held for 15 years as part of the Winter Festival of the Waters.
The National Water Supply Expansion Program is a four-year $60 million Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada investment in secure water supplies for agriculture. The intent of the program is to improve the capacity of agricultural producers to deal with drought and other agriculturally related water supply constraints through the development and expansion on water supply systems on a cost-shared basis.