07 Nov: SafeSump featured in Collingwood Pilot presentation at National Water and Wastewater Conference
The SafeSump, as one of the leading products in the Collingwood Smart Stormwater Pilot Project, was featured in a presentation held by Mark/Eric Palmer of Greenland International and Martin Rydlo of the Town of Collingwood at the National Water and WasteWater Conference held in Montreal this week. .
Now in its 6th year, World Water-Tech North America has gained global recognition as a summit where deals are made and new partnerships are formed between utilities, engineering giants, technology innovators and large-scale investors.
The interesting parts of this article from the Toronto star about recent flooding are these: “There is nothing we can do to prevent this from happening a couple of times a year,” and One of the less costly implementations Drake suggested is a stormwater utility charge, which increases a water…
More flooding in the City of Toronto yesterday… https://www.thestar.com/news/gta/2018/08/07/16000-without-power-in-north-york-as-heavy-rain-batters-toronto-causing-floods-in-parts-of-the-city.html
The Conservation Authority identified Collingwood as the most at-risk community in the watershed for flooding during an extreme storm event. The Town of Collingwood certainly is doing their part to learn about prevention with the Collingwood Stormwater Pilot (read more about that at http://collingwoodpilotproject.com/ )
Please check out the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation report on the impact of flood events on mental health and time lost from work, authored by Dana Decent and Dr. Blair Feltmate. Read about it here: Click to access After-The-Flood.pdf
Mark and Eric Palmer of our partner company Greenland Technologies Group will be speaking at the Ontario’s Water Conference in Niagara Falls about “Transforming Water Infrastructure Through Actionable “Smart” Insights” including the Collingwood Smart Stormwater Project and the SafeSump.
Watch the full interview here https://tvo.org/video/programs/the-agenda-with-steve-paikin/assessing-ontarios-flood-risks
Just over a year ago Dr. Blair Feltmate of the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation did a series on climate change and flood protection on CBC radio, where he brought up the potential increase in ‘uninsurable homes’ and the potential devastating economic effect of the resulting decrease in property value….
Flood risk training for home inspectors coming in September
There is a link to the full article below, but we find the following statements by Global News very interesting: General manager Chris Craigan tells 980 CFPL that preparation is important, and people should make sure their sump pumps are working properly before bad weather hits. He says the majority…
You can watch the new explainer video on the Collingwood Smart Stormwater Technology Pilot at www.collingwoodpilotproject.com – which, by the way, was created by Collingwood’s own, Switch video – great job! And there is still time to sign up for a free pump system!
Our supporters over at the Intact Centre on Climate Adaptation just released an interim report on the Home Flood Protection Program. Authored by Dr. Blair Feltmate, Cheryl Evans and Natalia Moudrak, we can read first hand that there are things we can do to better protect ourselves from flooding!
SafeSump and the Collingwood Smart Stormwater Pilot Project just got mentioned in the news on PeakFM. This comes a few days after Martin Rydlo of the Town of Collingwood and Kerri Mcdonald of the Environment Network were invited to the PeakFM studies and elaborate on our project. If you missed…
Great Article on the Collingwood Smart Stormwater Pilot Project. Click here to read the whole article. Lots of interest on the free sump pump systems – but it’s not too late to sign up. Go to the collingwoodpilotproject.com website, and complete the information, which will then be entered into the…