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Management of Urban Wastewater Pollution

Goal:  Develop knowledge/methods for management of urban wastewater   pollution with respect to protecting aquatic ecosystems.  Objectives:  - Develop and test methods for assessing urban wastewater effluent   impacts on receiving waters (assessing benthic communities in urban   streams impacted by various stressors including chloride).  - Advance the understanding of management practices for urban   stormwater (characterizing physico-chemical properties of stormwater   sediment from detention ponds).  - Develop/refine treatment methods for combined sewer overflows   (CSOs) (characterizing coagulation/flocculation of CSOs with respect   to CSO properties and various commercial coagulants).  - Support Canadian and international activities in urban water   management by working with CCME (Workshop on Wastewater Reuse and   Recycling), NRC (Infrastructure Program), Great Lakes Sustainability   Fund (RAP activities), IWA/IAHR (Urban Drainage), UNESCO (IHP   Programme) and NATO (Scientific Affairs).  - Manage the Urban Water Management Project of AEMRB by coordinating   research activities, developing new studies, hiring new staff, and   exercising administrative and financial control.   Significance/Clients: Urban wastewater effluents are considered   among   the top causes of degradation of aquatic ecosystems.  Consequently,   Canadian municipalities and others are practicing urban pollution   controls at various levels of efficiency.  The proposed research   strives to improve the methods for assessing urban pollution   impacts,   and improving control practices and technology.  Towards this end, a   holistic approach emphasizing integrated controls of various sources   is adopted. The proposed research is done in support of, and will be   used by, the Great Lakes Sustainability Fund, Remedial Action Plan   committees, municipalities (e.g., Toronto, Windsor, Welland, Niagara   Falls), Toronto Region Conservation Authority, the Canadian Council   of Ministers of Environment, NRC Infrastructure Program (serving   Canadian municipalities), and international agencies (IWA/IAHR,   UNESCO and NATO).    Support of the Departmental mandate: The proposed activities are   done   in support of Great Lakes 2 2 , CEPA and EC Management Framework   Business Line Nature   

Status
In progress
Type
Project
Start Date
End Date
Scope of Study
Field Investigation
Scale of Phenomena
Ecosystem
Impact of Pollutants
Toxic Metals
Toxic Organics
Processes
Treatment / Manufacturing Processes
Lake Basin Connecting Channels
Detroit River
Lake Erie
Lake Ontario
State Province
Ontario
Resource Being Monitored
Emission / Release / Discharge / Waste Management
Program Drivers
Canada - Ontario Agreement
Canada - U.S. Great Lakes Water Quality Agreement
Lakewide Management Plans (LaMP)
Beneficial Use Impairment Assessments
Restrictions of Fish and Wildlife Consumption
Tainting of Fish and Wildlife Populations
Annex Numbers
Hazardous Polluting Substances - lists
Remedial Action Plans and Lakewide Management Plans
Specific Objectives for toxic substances and effluents
Surveillance and Monitoring
General
Monitoring
Annex
  • Annex Numbers
    Annex Numbers
    Hazardous Polluting Substances - lists
    Remedial Action Plans and Lakewide Management Plans
    Specific Objectives for toxic substances and effluents
    Surveillance and Monitoring
  • Annex 17

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