Science Behind the Scenes

People are at the heart of Environment and Climate Change Canada (ECCC)'s science. Over half of ECCC's workforce is in science and technology. Science behind the scenes gives you a glimpse of some of their work.

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Oil Spills: ECCC Science

June 22, 2023

Did you know Canada holds 7% of the world’s renewable fresh water supply?

Water is a sacred resource that is vital to every form of life! Protecting our water supply means protecting ourselves, our earth, and our future! This is why Environment and Climate Change Canada has created a new field guide to aid in freshwater shoreline treatment options in response to an oil spill, of course with the help of Owens Coastal Consultants, Triox Environmental emergencies Inc., Environmental Mapping Ltd., and ECRC-SIMEC!

Taking Oil Spill Testing to the Next Level at ECCC

May 25, 2023

March 22 is World Water Day, a day set by the UN to focus on the importance of freshwater. Canada is home to 20 per cent of the world’s freshwater. We have an important responsibility to protect our waterways from the potentially disastrous impacts of oil spills.

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