Briefing Note: First Nations Clean Water Initiative – Atlantic Region
In response to water quality challenges and through the vision and leadership of the Atlantic Chiefs, the First Nations Clean Water Initiative – Atlantic Region was born. This initiative includes the development of an Atlantic First Nations Water Authority. The Authority will be a First Nation organization, constructed, owned and operated by and for communities. The Water Authority will not be a political organization, rather, it will be a progressive utility focused on the provision of water and wastewater services.
Final Report: Corporate Structuring For Atlantic First Nations Water Authority
This report discusses the final corporate structuring recommendation for the perspective Atlantic First Nations Water Authority. The contents were presented at a facilitated sessions on May 24th and July 10th, 2017. If you would like to share your ideas on this report, please contact James MacKinnon at (902)-435-8021 or James.MacKinnon@apcfnc.ca.
The report was developed for APC by Halifax Water in partnership Accelerator Inc.
Circuit Rider Training Program for Water Operators
In 2010, the National Collaborating Centres for Public Health, which are funded by the Public Health Agency of Canada, developed the Circuit Rider Training Program for Water Operators report on the Circuit Riders Training Program (CRTP) for water operators as it relates to small drinking water systems across Canada.
Bill S-11 is The Safe Drinking Water for First Nations Act, a proposed federal law respecting the safety of drinking water on First Nations lands. The Bill provides for the development of federal regulations governing the provision of drinking water, water quality standards, and the disposal of wastewater in First Nations communities.
Procedure for Addressing Drinking Water Advisories in First Nations Communities South of 60°
The Procedure for Addressing Drinking Water Advisories in First Nations Communities South of 60° provides guidance to Chief and Council and other involved stakeholders on how to efficiently address the underlying causes of a Drinking Water Advisory after it has been issued.
Environment Canada’s Wastewater portal provides information about the proposed Wastewater Systems Effluent Regulations, as well as previous consultations on the Canada-wide Strategy for the Management of Municipal Wastewater Effluent and the department’s Proposed Regulatory Framework for Wastewater.
Canada-wide Strategy for the Management of Municipal Wastewater Effluent
In 2009, the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment finalized the Canada-wide Strategy for the Management of Municipal Wastewater Effluent. The Canada-wide Strategy represents the collective agreement reached by the Canada’s 14 federal, provincial and territorial ministers of the environment to ensure that wastewater facility owners and operators will have regulatory clarity in managing wastewater effluent under a harmonized framework that is protective of human health and the environment.