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.
Removal of nitrate-nitrogen from City wastewater will cost millions and achieve little – December 3, 2009
PowerPoint slides detailing Manitoba's options to balance good and bad algae in its lakes and rivers which accompanied the Breakfast on the Frontier speech by Jan Oleszkiewicz in Winnipeg on November 25th, 2009.
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.
Let's Sell Water To The U.S.A. – June 15, 2008
Manitoba could net more than $1 billion a year by piping water from northern Manitoba and selling it the United States by diverting just 1% of the renewable fresh water flow into Hudson Bay.
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.
Quebec May Ban Some Dishwashing Detergents – September 6, 2007
Rescuing Lake Winnipeg with Better Public Policy – August 22, 2007
How banning grey water septic fields produced more raw sewage spills in cottage country.
Let's Be Smart About the Environment – April 13, 2007
Do we have to wreck our prosperous economy in order to secure the value of a clean environment? Environmental extremists must recognize that when governments use sledgehammers to accomplish laudatory goals, they do more harm than good.
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.
Manitoba's Water Protection Act – April 13, 2006
Everybody wants to restore the health of Lake Winnipeg, but the province's means of doing that is flawed. It may not solve the problem even as it imposes heavy costs on the agricultural sector.
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
Paul Driessen, Author of Eco-Imperialism – December 14, 2004
The tactics and motives of environmental groups are hypocritical and destructive.
Clean Blue Water – April 8, 2003
Globally, the poorest countries face the worst environmental problems. They are poor because they lack the political, economic and cultural institutions necessary for economic growth.
The Federalization of Prairie Freshwaters – December 1, 2001
The federal and provincial governments share jurisdiction for the management of some natural resources and the environment.
A Wet Idea – August 23, 1999
While politically incorrect to discuss, water exports should be explored since it could mean substantial benefits to Canada