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