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Call for Nominations - 11th Annual Awards for Exemplary Biosolids Management
The Water Environment Association of Ontario (WEAO) is soliciting nominations for the 11th Annual Awards for Exemplary Biosolids Management to recognize biosolids practitioners that go beyond the minimum requirements and "raise the bar" in the practice of managing biosolids. The objective of the awards program is to promote excellence in biosolids management in Ontario on the basis of contributions in one or more areas including operating projects, technology development activities, research activities and public acceptance activities. A nomination package must be submitted to the WEAO for an organization to be eligible for an award. Nominations may be prepared by the proponent or by other supporting organizations such as engineers, consultants and agronomists. The Awards will be announced at the WEAO Annual Conference Awards Luncheon in April 2014 and will consist of a certificate and a plaque. The WEAO will also publicize the award-winning projects in the WEAO magazine INFLUENTS.
The deadline for submission of nominations is Monday January 27, 2014
Visit our Residuals & Biosolids page for complete details.
2013-2016 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy Tabled
Please be advised that on November 4, 2013 Environment Canada's Minister, the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq tabled the 2013-16 Federal Sustainable Development Strategy
Environment Commissioner's 2013 Fall Report is now available online at:
The Ministry of the Environment is pleased to advise you that the draft Lake Simcoe Climate Change Adaptation Strategy (Strategy) has now been posted for public comment on the Environmental Bill of Rights (EBR) registry.
The passage of the Lake Simcoe Protection Act, 2008 and the resulting Lake Simcoe Protection Plan outlined actions to protect and restore the ecological health of Lake Simcoe and its watershed. As part of the Plan, the Province has collaboratively developed a draft Climate Change Adaptation Strategy for the Lake Simcoe watershed. The Province has worked with First Nations and Métis communities, municipalities, the Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority, the Lake Simcoe Coordinating and Science Committees, industry, academics, scientists and practitioners to develop this draft Strategy.
The draft Strategy describes actions that municipalities, communities and people who live, work and vacation in the area can take to increase the lake’s resilience to the impacts of climate change. It encourages communities around Lake Simcoe to:
We encourage the public to view the strategy and provide comments by December 30, 2013. It can be found at: http://www.ebr.gov.on.ca/ERS-WEB-External/
If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact email@example.com or 705-739-6436.
A message from Jim Bradley, Minister of the Environment
Regarding: Proposed Great Lakes Protection Act, 2013
Dear Great Lakes Partners:
I am pleased to inform you that the proposed Great Lakes Protection Act, 2013, passed Second Reading this week in the Ontario Legislature and is being referred to Standing Committee for the next phase of the legislative process.
Bill 6 has now been referred to the Standing Committee on Regulations and Private Bills and public hearings on the bill are anticipated to occur later this fall. For further information and status of the Bill, including any upcoming hearings, below is a link to the legislative website:
For updates on the Ministry of Environment’s various Great Lakes initiatives please visit our webpage:
If you have any questions, please contact Sharon Bailey, Director, Land and Water Policy Branch at Sharon.Bailey@Ontario.ca or 416-314-7020.
Minister of the Environment