Day: April 5, 2017

New water quality reporting rules for Parlee Beach welcome — Conservation Council of New Brunswick 

FREDERICTON – The Conservation Council of New Brunswick’s Executive Director, Lois Corbett, made the following comments in response to the provincial government’s announcement today about new rules and procedures for reporting water quality at Parlee Beach: “It’s a smart protocol, one that will increase health protection. Deciding to use Health Canada’s technical and science-based guidelines …

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Three recommendations for improving Shediac Bay water quality

After misreported swimming conditions at Parlee Beach last summer erupted into wave after wave of reports pointing to water contamination throughout Shediac Bay, Environment Minister Serge Rousselle announced the formation of a new Steering Committee that will work with scientists and local stakeholders to find and fix water contamination throughout the watershed by beach season …

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What is water classification, anyway?

Water classification systems, in place worldwide, use science to set transparent goals for water quality. Jurisdictions “classify” their rivers, lakes, and tributaries, using certain scientific-based parameters (for example, dissolved oxygen, nutrient status and aquatic life), and then work with groups in each watershed, including business, community and environmental organizations, to either protect those values or …

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