Drain without deluge: slow the water flow – The Western Producer

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Drain without deluge: slow the water flow – The Western Producer

FARGO, N.D. — Jeff Penner isn’t selling a machine so much as he’s selling a concept. He’s showing farmers how to achieve good drainage without […]

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Comments (0) / October 20, 2017 /

Designing Resilient Cities That Don’t Flood

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Designing Resilient Cities That Don’t Flood

A study released by the Carbon Disclosure Project this month finds that 103 cities around the world have a serious risk of flooding. Most of the problem can be traced directly to the increased use …

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Comments (0) / October 19, 2017 /

Did you know that anything that flows into storm drains goes directly into the R…

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Did you know that anything that flows into storm drains goes directly into the Red Deer River, untreated? When rainfall runoff flows across lawns, driveways and sidewalks, it picks up pollutants along the way and drops them into the catch basins. Do your part to keep that runoff free of chemicals and bacteria: Pick up pet poo, collect your leaves for yard waste collection, and sweep grass clippings back onto your lawn. For other tips and to learn more, visit www.reddeer.ca/city-services/environment-and-conservation/your-community/only-rain-in-the-storm-drain/


Did you know that anything that flows into storm drains goes directly into the Red Deer River, untreated? When rainfall runoff flows across lawns, driveways and sidewalks, it picks up pollutants along the way and drops them into the catch basins. Do your part to keep that runoff free of chemicals and bacteria: Pick up pet poo, collect your leaves for yard waste collection, and sweep grass clippings back onto your lawn. For other tips and to learn more, visit www.reddeer.ca/city-services/environment-and-conservation/your-community/only-rain-in-the-storm-drain/

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Comments (0) / October 3, 2017 /

‘We are not well prepared’: An expert’s view of climate change and the next big storm

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‘We are not well prepared’: An expert’s view of climate change and the next big storm

It was an interesting week for the federal government to announce that an expert panel is being struck to consider what Canadians and their governments should do to cope with the projected impacts of climate change.

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Comments (0) / September 6, 2017 /

Water restrictions hit southern Alberta

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Water restrictions hit southern Alberta

Parched conditions have led the province to issue 40 water shortage advisories across Alberta, with some towns south of Calgary enacting outdoor use bans.

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Comments (0) / August 10, 2017 /

Decades-long droughts possible on Prairies – The Western Producer

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Decades-long droughts possible on Prairies – The Western Producer

A 50-year-long drought may not be as crazy as some people think. According to a new book, it actually happened on the Prairies and not […]

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Comments (0) / August 1, 2017 /

Medieval aqueducts fight drought in Indian state – BBC News

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Medieval aqueducts fight drought in Indian state – BBC News

Medieval aqueducts help beat dry spells in the Indian state of Karnataka, as Sanjoy Majumder reports.

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Comments (0) / July 6, 2017 /

Flooded or soggy yard? A rain garden could help

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Flooded or soggy yard? A rain garden could help

Waterloo Region got 56 mm of rain between Thursday and Saturday evening. If that left you with a soggy yard, a local award-winning landscaper says a rain garden could help your waterlogged lawn and your local municipality.

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Comments (0) / July 6, 2017 /

Green Communities Canada

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Green Communities Canada

Free webinar for municipalities: learn how to help neighbourhoods adapt to extreme rainfall. 13 July. 1 pm ET http://ow.ly/Yy2O30cOEPD

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Comments (0) / June 29, 2017 /

Water is the new fire

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Good advice.

Water is the new fire

Protect your home from extreme rainfall events

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Comments (0) / June 7, 2017 /