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Water Environment Federation Announces White House Water Commitments

In celebration of World Water Day, the Water Environment Federation (WEF) announces its participation in today’s White House Water Summit and specific contributions to this long-term effort. The White House is hosting a special water summit from 9:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. EDT to raise awareness of the national importance of water, and to highlight new commitments and announcements that the Administration and non-federal institutions are making to build a sustainable water future. 

Source: WEF | Read more - https://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2016/03/22/fact-sheet-working-together-build-sustainable-water-future 


Province outlines plan to address water quality in North Okanagan aquifer

The provincial government will take a series of immediate steps toward ensuring safe drinking water for approximately 200 residents near Spallumcheen.

Residents within Steel Springs Water District have been under a water-quality advisory since 2014 because of elevated nitrate levels in their local drinking water source, Hullcar aquifer 103. The region has seen intensive agriculture activity for the past century.

Source: BC Gov News | Read more - https://news.gov.bc.ca/releases/2016ENV0014-000434


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