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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.

Atlantic First Nations Housing Engagement Session Summary Report

Atlantic First Nations Housing Engagement Session-Summary Report.

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.

“Source to Tap” portal

The Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment has a “Source to Tap” portal related to water quality protection.

Engagement Sessions on the Development of a Proposed Legislative Framework for Drinking Water and Wastewater in First Nation Communities

INAC’s website provides information on Engagement Sessions on the Development of a Proposed Legislative Framework for Drinking Water and Wastewater in First Nation Communities.

Bill S-11

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.

National Assessment of Water and Wastewater Systems in First Nations Communities

In 2003, INAC produced a National Assessment of Water and Wastewater Systems in First Nations Communities. An updated National Assessment is expected to be released in 2011.

Assembly of First Nations

The Assembly of First Nations website describes its policies on water and wastewater treatment in First Nations communities across Canada.

First Nations Water and Wastewater Action Plan

The Government of Canada’s First Nations Water and Wastewater Action Plan is led by INAC and Health Canada.

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.

Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality

The Guidelines for Canadian Drinking Water Quality were published by Health Canada on behalf of the Federal-Provincial-Territorial Committee on Drinking Water.

Environmental Public Health Services Website

Health Canada’s Environmental Public Health Services website provides information on its drinking water and wastewater responsibilities.

Protecting the Water in your Pipes

Health Canada’s brochure on Protecting the Water in your Pipes describes the role of disinfection, including chlorine disinfection, in ensuring safe drinking water.

Water Portal

INAC has a water portal site with links related to investments in infrastructure, enforceable standards and protocols, and capacity and training.

Final Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples: Safe Drinking Water for First Nations

The Final Report of the Standing Senate Committee on Aboriginal Peoples: Safe Drinking Water for First Nations was produced in May 2007.

Expert Panel on Safe Drinking Water in First Nations

The Canadian Standards Association submitted a report to the Expert Panel on Safe Drinking Water in First Nations communities.

National Assessment of Water and Wastewater Systems in First Nations Communities

In 2003, INAC produced a National Assessment of Water and Wastewater Systems in First Nations Communities. An updated National Assessment is expected to be released in 2011.

Wastewater Portal

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.

First Nations Water and Wastewater Action Plan

The Government of Canada’s First Nations Water and Wastewater Action Plan is led by Indian & Northern Affairs (INAC) and Health Canada.

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.

First Nations Housing & Infrastructure Network Newsletter Archive

CORPORATE STRUCTURING FOR ATLANTIC FIRST NATIONS WATER AUTHORITY