Waste not, water not: flushing our resources down the drain

Waste not, water not: flushing our resources down the drain

Nicholas Ashbolt, Alberta Innovates’ Translational Health Chair in Water, suggests we’re flushing valuable resources down the drain when we do things like go to the toilet, do laundry, or water the lawn. The obvious is the drinking water we flush down our pipes. The...
Tailings technology one step closer to commercialization

Tailings technology one step closer to commercialization

Alberta Innovates (AI) has been working on tailings treatment technologies that will allow more effective reuse and recycle of oil sands process-affected water. There are currently over 1 billion m3 of Mature Fine Tailings (MFT) contained in approximately 10 tailings...
LANDFILL-FREE ALBERTA: A TRANSFORMATIVE VISION

LANDFILL-FREE ALBERTA: A TRANSFORMATIVE VISION

At 1,052 kg per capita/year, Alberta has the highest municipal solid waste (MSW) generation rate in Canada – and most of this waste is landfilled. There are around 150 active landfills and 600 wastewater lagoons in Alberta and the government spends $80 million per...