Gibsons goes to Stage 3 to give water to SCRD – Canada

As of midnight on Friday, Sept. 3, the Town of Gibsons will begin Stage 3 water restrictions, after beginning to provide water to the SCRD on a temporary emergency basis.

At an Aug. 31 special meeting, the four present members of Gibsons council voted unanimously to supply the SCRD with up to 1,000 cubic metres of water per day during the 2021 water crisis, as long as the town’s essential water needs are not compromised.

On Sept. 1, the town started supplying the Chapman water system.


Vancouver cleantech Mangrove Water receives $2.1 million from federal government – Canada

Vancouver-based water management cleantech Mangrove Water Technologies, has received a $2.1 million investment from the federal government as part of its Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) initiative.

Mangrove is developing a technology that simultaneously converts saline waste-water and waste-gases into desalinated water and value-added chemicals for on-site utilization.

The funding for the company will support its zero-discharge desalination technology, which aims to reduce the environmental impact of oil and gas sector operations. “Mangrove has developed a distributed manufacturing platform that converts waste streams to chemicals on-site and on-demand and water for reuse,” said Saad Dara, co-founder and CEO of Mangrove Water.

“This not only simplifies logistics and reduces cost but also has significant environmental benefits around GHG reduction and water conservation.”