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Friday, May 24, 2019

NovCare 2019 International Conference bringing leading hydrogeologists to Waterloo

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An impressive lineup of noted hydrogeologists  will be presenting at this week’s NovCare 2019 International Conference organized by the University of Waterloo, Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences, the Kansas Geological Survey and the Helmholtz Centre for Environmental Research.

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Flood mitigation the best approach

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In 2012, high water sent the northwestern New Brunswick village of Perth-Andover into a state of emergency. The village of close to 1,600 people issued a mandatory evacuation order to about 500 people living in low-lying areas. The flooding closed schools and the local hospital, forcing the transfer of many patients to other hospitals in the area and caused an estimated $25 million in damage.

Tuesday, May 21, 2019

Water Institute congratulates external advisory board member Merrell-Ann Phare on taking oath of office as IJC Canadian Commissioner

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At a meeting of the International Joint Commission (IJC) on Friday, May 17, Commissioners Pierre Béland, Merrell-Ann Phare and F. Henry Lickers made a solemn declaration to faithfully and impartially perform the duties assigned under the Boundary Waters Treaty.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Updated flood plain maps will send the housing market underwater

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Next year, the federal government will begin uploading nearly 2,000 user-friendly flood plain maps, updating them with the most recent geospatial data. Eventually, entire communities will find themselves publicly identified as at-risk. What that will do to the value of their homes and their flood insurance premiums (assuming they can even get insurance), is obvious.

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