Posted on Monday, April 11, 2022 04:19 PM
This year, the Region, in partnership with technology provider Visual Defence, has won a Smart 50 Award for using Artificial Intelligence (AI) to optimize road maintenance.
The Region worked with Visual Defence to develop an app called ROVER which can be installed on a smartphone that is mounted to the windshield of a Region’s road patrol vehicle. The camera of the smartphone automatically detects, identifies and captures images of potholes using AI, while simultaneously uploading the incident information...
Posted on Thursday, February 24, 2022 10:44 AM
Durham Region is about to begin Phase 2 of an innovative project for a segment of Regional Road 18 in Clarington, between Concession Road 5 and the bridge south of Kendal. Portions of the roadway will be reconstructed as part of a pilot project incorporating the use of recycled materials.
Phase 1, completed in the fall of 2021, used conventional reconstruction methods and materials. Road construction for Phase 2 is planned for the spring and summer of 2022, pending Council approval. Upon approval,...
Posted on Monday, February 07, 2022 02:51 PM
Durham Regional Council has approved the 2022 to 2040 Long-term Waste Management Plan (Waste Plan) and first Action Plan (2022 to 2026). Developed in consultation with stakeholders, the approved Waste Plan is a roadmap that describes the Region’s Guiding Principles, Vision and Objectives for waste management over the next 20 years.
Waste Plan highlights include:
- Developing innovative ways to use waste as a resource in a circular economy.
- Demonstrating leadership in sustainability and mitigating...
Posted on Tuesday, January 25, 2022 09:21 AM
In response to population growth, the Regional Municipalities of Durham and York have submitted an Environmental Screening Report to the Ontario Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks, requesting an amendment to the Environmental Compliance Approval (ECA) for the Durham York Energy Centre (DYEC) to process an additional 20,000 tonnes of garbage, for an annual total of 160,000 tonnes of garbage as opposed to the 140,000 tonnes currently allowed to be processed. The Environmental Screening...
Posted on Friday, January 21, 2022 02:50 PM
A virtual Public Information Centre (PIC) is being held now until February 11 to provide an update on the amendment to the Newcastle Water Pollution Control Plant (WPCP) Class Environmental Assessment (EA). Public consultation is required on the proposed solutions to provide additional sanitary sewage treatment plant capacity at the Newcastle WPCP.