Water Innovation Needs to be a Federal Government Focus

The Surrey Board of Trade composed a federal government policy that puts the light on needed water innovation in Canada at this week’s Digital Canadian Chamber of Commerce Convention.

This policy was approved during the Canadian Chamber policy session as a priority that the federal government must address.

“Global demand for water has or will soon reach or exceed natural capacity of watersheds,” said Anita Huberman, CEO of the Surrey Board of Trade. “The widespread reuse of grey water is a viable option that should be explored to meet some of this demand for water.”

Greywater refers to wastewater drained from sinks, showers, machines, and other domestic, agricultural, commercial, and industrial sources. Greywater differs from black water in that it does not contain human waste. The average person in a developing country consumes approximately 20 to 30 litres of water per day; however, Canadians are one of the highest global users of water, generating >300 litres of wastewater each day.

Greywater treatment and reuse if embraced and enforced can lead to a substantial decline in over- reliance on freshwater resources for non-potable uses

The Surrey Board of Trade wants federal and provincial governments to:

1. commit to developing effective, nationally consistent, building codes and integrated reclaimed water standards in consultation with technical and non-technical experts, such as industrial facility operators, to reflect current national and international economic and environmental requirements; and,

2. provide incentives measures to ensure Canada leads innovation and product development and sales in the development of water reuse management practices.


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For further details, please contact:

Anita Huberman, CEO
D: 604.634.0342
C: 604.340.3899