Reducing water loss topic for first Coastal Matters session of the season

Published on September 4, 2014

ACAP Humber Arm will launch the ninth season of its Coastal Matters speakers series on Sept. 11 with a presentation entitled “A Holistic Approach to Water Loss Control.”

Carl Yates, general manager of Halifax Water, will talk about how Halifax Water has had success in water loss control.  

Water loss control at Halifax Water is holistic in nature and benefits from a fully metered customer base, a distribution network that is subdivided into 75 permanent district metered areas and a robust supervisory control and data acquisition system.

Yates has experience in the water utility profession having served as project engineer, chief engineer and general manager of the Halifax Water Commission from 1988 to 1996. In 1996, he was appointed general manager of the Halifax Regional Water Commission.

In 2007, Yates oversaw the formation of the first regulated water, wastewater and stormwater utility in Canada with the transfer of wastewater and stormwater assets from the Halifax Regional Municipality. Halifax Water is a corporate municipal utility, generating approximately $130 million in annual revenue with assets of over $2 billion.

This Coastal Matters session is being offered in partnership with the City of Corner Brook and will be held 12:30-1:30 p.m. in room 2016 of the Arts and Science building at Grenfell Campus, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

Upcoming sessions:

Sept. 23 - “Developing Coastal and Marine Spatial Planning Capacity in Newfoundland and Labrador,” Geoff Coughlan, Marine Institute

Oct. 7 - “Offshore Wind Power Working in Harmony with Nature,” Kirby Mercer, Beothuk Energy

Oct. 16 - “Growth of Green Economy in Newfoundland and Labrador,” Ted Lomond, Newfoundland and Labrador Environmental Industry Association.

Oct. 23 - “Plate Tectonics, Wilson Cycles, Supercontinents and the Evolution of the Appalachian Mountain Belt,” Steve Piercey, associate professor, MUN and NSERC-Altius Research Chair in Mineral Deposits

Nov. 20 - “Governing Access and Allocation for Coastal Communities: From Innovation to Crisis in Shrimp Fisheries,” Paul Foley, Environmental Policy Institute, Grenfell Campus, MUN.

All sessions will take place from 12:30-1:30 p.m. in Room 2016 of arts and science building, Grenfell Campus.

Source: ACAP Humber Arm