Where Canada shines: water tech

Jun 22, 2011

GRANT BUCKLER

Special to Globe and Mail Update

Published Wednesday, Jun. 22, 2011 5:00AM EDT

According to the World Health Organization, more than 3.5 million people die each year from water-related diseases worldwide. But clean water is a problem Canadian technologies can help solve. This country has a significant number of companies providing technology for cleaning water, either before it is used for drinking or before it returns to the environment after use in households or industry.

“There is a solid capacity for managing water and water technology in Canada,” says Rick Findlay, vice-chair of the Canadian Water Network, a water research group that is part of the Network of Centres of Excellence program. “We do play on the world stage – and we could play a bigger role, of course.”

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