WelcomeWelcome2018-10-19T07:00:00ZGP0|#7ccd2f9e-3572-495b-a89d-88c980beedcc;L0|#07ccd2f9e-3572-495b-a89d-88c980beedcc|Issue 47;GTSet|#d14ffe11-45dc-48fb-8684-ff109cf15a74<div class="ExternalClass16527E8E5CB7419EA65DBBFD30B8BD13"><p>In this issue we look at Metro Vancouver's new Climate 2050 Strategic Framework, innovative work to test the viability of using biosolids as an alternative fuel source, and gas-powered generators at the Colony Farm Regional Park service yard being replaced with solar energy. </p><p>The Coquitlam Water Treatment Plant has also been upgraded with sodium hypochlorite disinfection – replacing its chlorine gas disinfection system – and work is ongoing to expand the Annacis Island Wastewater Treatment Plant. </p><p>And don't forget to register for this year's eighth annual Zero Waste Conference, which is taking place next month and puts the spotlight on the journey to a circular economy.</p><p> </p><p> <em>Metro Vancouver is a federation of 21 municipalities, one Electoral Area and one Treaty First Nation that collaboratively plans for and delivers regional-scale services. Its core services are drinking water, wastewater treatment and solid waste management. Metro Vancouver also regulates air quality, plans for urban growth, manages a regional parks system and provides affordable housing.</em></p></div>0