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Western Beaches Storage Tunnel Facility Tour and Social
October 25, 2014  (rescheduled from Oct 18th)
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Climate Change Seminar

March 4, 2015  **New Date
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Wastewater Microbiology Workshop
October 23, 2014

Assessing Risk & Managing Wet Weather Flow Workshop
October 29, 2014
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PWO Northeast Region Training Day & Conference for All
November 12th & 13th, 2014
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WEAO's 2015 Annual Conference Call for Abstracts
Deadline: September 30th 2014
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Residuals & Biosolids: Promoting and Understanding the Inherent Value
December 2, 2014
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Western Beaches Storage Tunnel Facility Tour and Social

Saturday, October 25th, 2014

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Wastewater Infrastructure Needs Assessment (WINA) Project


You are invited to participate in this research survey of municipal wastewater/stormwater systems needs in Ontario. Please submit your responses by Friday, October 17, 2014.  Here is the link for the survey: http://fluidsurveys.com/s/WINA2014/

The Ontario Coalition for Sustainable Infrastructure (OCSI) would like input from municipalities about your asset management process  - how you are moving forward in your Asset Management journey and what are your specific needs to support wastewater/stormwater infrastructure. We would appreciate if you would participate in a survey for municipalities and include input from one or more departments that plan or manage wastewater and stormwater infrastructure.

The survey questions relate to:

Your confidential responses will be compiled and considered in determining OCSI’s further consultation work and specifically OCSI’s Wastewater Infrastructure Needs Assessment Project.

OSCI is a coalition providing a single point of contact with Municipal Engineers Association (MEA), Municipal Finance Officers’ Association (MFOA), Ontario Good Roads Association (OGRA), Ontario Public Works Association (OPWA), Ontario Water Works Association (OWWA) and Water Environment Association of Ontario (WEAO). Each of our member associations, through OCSI, has been involved in consultation and outreach with the Ministry of Infrastructure (now Ministry of Economic Development, Employment and Infrastructure), Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change and Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing and Ministry of Finance.

If you have any questions, please contact Darla Campbell at ExecutiveDirector@on-csi.ca  or 416-562-9082.  Thank you for your participation in this research.

News Release

Ontario Launching Green Bonds to Fund Infrastructure Projects
September 18, 2014

Eglinton Crosstown LRT to Receive Up to $500 Million in Funding
Ontario is launching a green bond program in the coming weeks, making it the first government in Canada to issue green bonds.

The Eglinton Crosstown LRT has been selected as the green project that will receive funding from the inaugural issue, which is expected to be up to $500 million in size.
Ontario will make the first green bonds available through its current dealer group to Canadian and international institutional investors to help establish a Canadian-dollar green bond market and attract new investors.

Green bonds will help Ontario finance transit and other environmentally-friendly infrastructure projects across the province, supporting job creation and strengthening the economy. They will also capitalize on the province's ability to raise funds at low interest rates, and serve as a tool for the government to address critical infrastructure needs.
Ontario's green bonds are part of the government's plan to invest in people, build modern infrastructure and support a dynamic and innovative business climate.

• Ontario’s 2014 Budget committed more than $130 billion in infrastructure over the next 10 years.
• Pioneered by the World Bank in 2008, green bonds are a tool to raise capital for a project with specific environmental benefits.
• The Eglinton Crosstown LRT will provide environmental benefits to the region and is the largest transit expansion project in Toronto’s history. Currently under construction, the completion date is 2020.


 Congratulations to this year's winner of both the Canadian and International Stockholm Junior Water Prize!

Hayley Todesco

Queen Elizabeth Junior Senior High School

Calgary, Alberta

Hayley Todesco has also won within her age group for the Google Science Fair !  
Thank you to all those that voted!!


The International Stockholm Junior Water Prize contest, which is held during the World Water Week in Stockholm, Sweden each August, aims to encourage young people's interest in issues concerning water and the environment. The award is given annually for an outstanding water project by a young person or a small group of young people. With this, the competition seeks to inspire young people to a continued engagement for water and the environment.

The Canadian participant for the contest is selected through the Canada Wide Science Fair by a panel of judges supplied by the Canadian Water Environment Federation Member Associations. The winner of the Canadian Stockholm Junior Water Prize (CSJWP) contest competes at the International Contest.  WEAO's own, Julie Vincent, SJWP National Organizer, went with Hayley to Sweden and is celebrating her win with her.  More information on the CSJWP competition can be found at:   http://www.sjwp.ca

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News Release

Province Supporting the Infrastructure Needs of Small Communities

August 18, 2014

Delivering on its Economic Plan to Build Ontario Up by Investing in Infrastructure

Ontario is providing small, rural and northern municipalities with stable, annual funding to build and repair critical infrastructure and help to create jobs across the province.
Premier Kathleen Wynne and Jeff Leal, Minister of Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs, were in St. Thomas to announce that the new Ontario Community Infrastructure Fund will provide $100 million per year in funding for critical road, bridge, water and wastewater projects.

Half of the funding for the initiative will be allocated annually using a fair and transparent formula, which recognizes that municipalities have different infrastructure and fiscal needs. The remaining $50 million will flow through an application-based process, allowing municipalities to continue partnering with the province to invest in critical infrastructure projects that will create jobs and support growth.

The Premier also announced that Ontario municipalities can now propose infrastructure projects to be considered for support through the Small Communities Fund. Through this fund, Ontario and the federal government will each provide $272 million to support projects in municipalities with populations less than 100,000.

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