Volume 1 December, 2018

PRC Update
More funding for project
In September, we were pleased to receive nearly $200,000 from the Canadian Agricultural Partnership (CAP), a federal-provincial program delivered in Ontario by the Agricultural Adaptation Council.

This will bolster our efforts to develop and test technologies that intercept and remove phosphorus from agricultural runoff.

It is in addition to the $600,000 we received in July from Environment and Climate Change Canada.

Request for Proposals awarded
The Thames River Phosphorus Reduction Collaborative (PRC) has chosen five projects from 11 proposals to develop and test technologies that intercept and remove phosphorus from agricultural runoff. A total of $400,000 was awarded to projects that will gauge how efficiently each technology works in removing phosphorus from water that is released into the system.  

In the picture, members of the Waterloo Biofilter Systems Inc. team include (left to right) Marianne Willson, Technical Field Support and Sales, Christopher Jowett, Head of Technology, and Craig Jowett, Founder and Head of R&D. The sample is from the Boudreau pump station near Chatham.

More details in our news release
December 7th Meeting
The Steering Committee gathered on December 7th in London, Ontario at the Upper Thames River Conservation Authority's office.

Everyone was updated on the progress we're making, including

Minutes of the meeting are here .
New on the web:

  • Check out Us in the News for coverage of the latest announcement from the London Free Press, Water Canada, Ontario Farmer and more.

  • Great things happening in and around London. Also, a watershed assessment of Detroit River nutrient loads to Lake Erie. See our Idea Pool page for stories.

Keep June 5 – 7, 2019 open for the Great Lakes and St. Lawrence Cities Initiative’s 2019 Annual Conference in Sheboygan, WI. The theme is "Living Blue: Transforming Waterfronts.”
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