Floods, while a natural environmental process, are expensive, damaging, and deadly. They’re actually the costliest natural disaster for Canadians, causing more home insurance claims than any other disaster and costing cities billions of dollars in damages. They occur five times more often than the next-most common natural disaster (wildfires), with more than 2 major floods a year in Canada.
Canada’s Infrastructure Gap has been on the radar for at least the past 20 years. Throughout this time, community groups have continuously (and unscientifically) noted the crumbling state of local roads, sewers, aging hospitals and government buildings. The large-scale infrastructure evaluations rolled in during the early 2000s, they say, need to be addressed.
Toronto's iconic CN Tower celebrated the 40th anniversary of its opening on June 26, 2016.
Wastewater management is an important component of a healthy, regulated water system. Yet as we speak, the local water utilities industry is facing major challenges in management, design and public interest. While some of these issues have clear solutions, many do not.
As green tech, clean energy and climate change become key factors in trash infrastructure, new technologies gain traction as sustainable waste management systems. Here are some of the most prominent new technologies making their way into the trash spotlight.
Solid waste management is a complex system of regulatory, administrative, market, technology, and social components, and every society throughout history has struggled to hygienically and sustainably manage its own waste.