Water New Target as Climate Change Hysteria Falters – November 10, 2010
"Water is the latest target. More and more stories about running out of water appear. Most are linked to the false claim by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) that droughts will increase in severity with global warming."
Wastewater Problems in Cottage Country – February 12, 2010
PowerPoint slides which accompanied the Breakfast on the Frontier speech by John Ilg in Winnipeg February 10, 2010.
Septic Soap Opera – September 14, 2009
There is less than meets the eye in the problem of overflowing sewage lagoons in Manitoba provincial parks. Regulators failed to expand lagoon capacity after they decreed an end to grey water septic fields; a decision which dramatically increased volumes hauled to lagoons.
The Environmental State of Canada – June 30, 2009
PowerPoint slides detailing Canada's environmental progress which accompanied the Meeting for Policy Experts seminar by Dr. Ken Green and Ben Eisen in Winnipeg on June 17th, 2009.
Province Rethinking Nitrogen Removal – September 30, 2008
The Doer government wants to take a second look at whether removing nitrogen from Winnipeg's waste water is worth the huge cost. The move is an about-face for the province, which has steadfastly maintained nitrogen should be removed from waste water along with phosphorus and ammonia. The review comes as many in the scientific community say nitrogen removal is costly and will have little impact on reducing pollution in Lake Winnipeg, where Winnipeg's waste-water pollution eventually ends up via the Red River.
Nitrogen Must Go: Province – August 5, 2008
The Doer government is forcing Winnipeg to spend $10 million to $50 million on a sewage-treatment process that one of the world's leading freshwater scientists believes will actually make Lake Winnipeg filthier.
Power, Water and Roads Could Benefit from Smarter Pricing – March 5, 2008
Technology and smart pricing can enable us to overcome market failures in our current road, electrical and water supply infrastructure systems.
Rescuing Lake Winnipeg with Better Public Policy – August 22, 2007
How banning grey water septic fields produced more raw sewage spills in cottage country.
Ban on New Hog Barns Is Poor Policy – November 22, 2006
A moratorium on the licensing of new hog barns is only the worst in a string of poor decisions.
Time to Scrap the Maps, Review Water Protection Act – May 23, 2006
It's time to scrap the maps. As the act stands now, Zone 4 land could lose over half its value. Farmers estimate value losses of $300-$400 an acre. Cumulative losses could easily be in the hundreds of millions of dollars, and some say could top $1 billion.
Cause and Effect – April 10, 2006
Based on uncertain science, the Province of Manitoba's new regulations for nutrient loading will impose heavy costs on farmers but may do nothing to solve the problem.
Powerpoint Presentations from Water Quality & Bio-Mass Conference – March 17, 2006
Powerpoint Presentations from Water Quality Management: Nutrient Research & Bio-Mass Production Conference, Feb 13, 2006 in Winnipeg
If You Could Save $225 Million - Powerpoint – October 28, 2005