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Links - Source Water Protection

Access to the new interactive map provided by the MOECC:

Source Water Protection Interactive Map - English

Conservation Ontario - Conservation Ontario represents a network of the 36 Ontario Conservation Authorities.

Resource Cataloque - SWP - Resource Cataloque for Education and Outreach Policies.

The Education and Outreach Catalogue and Education and Outreach Campaign in a Box tool kits are Conservation Ontario documents to provide tools to support education, outreach, communications and engagement for implementing bodies helping to implement locally developed, provincially approved source protection plans.

Drinking Water Ontario - A comprehensive source for information on Ontario's drinking water from the Ministry of Environment.

Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks: Clean Water Act - The Clean Water Act received Royal Assent on October 19, 2006. It ensures that communities are able to protect their municipal drinking water supplies through developing collaborative, locally driven, science-based protection plans. Communities will identify potential risks to local water sources and take action to reduce or eliminate these risks. Municipalities, conservation authorities, property owners, farmers, industry, community groups and the public will all work together to meet common goals.

The Environmental Registry - The Environmental Bill of Rights, which became law in Ontario in 1994, provided for the creation of the Environmental Registry, where notices about environmental issues are posted for public comment.

Table of Drinking Water Threats - This document lists all threats related to Source Water Protection in Ontario.

Lakehead Region Conservation Authority Member Municipalities:

City of Thunder Bay
Municipality of Shuniah
Township of Dorion
Municipality of Oliver-Paipoonge
Township of Conmee
Township of O' Connor
Gillies Township
Municipality of Neebing

Conservation Authority Source Water Protection Websites:

Ausable Bayfield / Maitland Valley Conservation Authority
Cataraqui Region Conservation Authority
Catfish Creek Conservation Authority
Central Lake Ontario Conservation Authority
Conservation Halton
Credit Valley Conservation
Crowe Valley Conservation Authority
Essex Region Conservation Authority
Grand River Conservation Authority
Grey Sauble Conservation Authority
Hamilton Region Conservation Authority
Kawartha Conservation
Kettle Creek Conservation Authority
Lake Simcoe Region Conservation Authority
Long Point Region Conservation Authority
Lower Thames Valley Conservation Authority
Lower Trent / Ganaraska Region Conservation Authority
Mattagami Region Conservation Authority
Niagara Peninsula Conservation Authority
Nickel District Conservation Authority
North Bay-Mattawa Conservation
Nottawasaga Valley Conservation
Otonabee Conservation
Quinte Conservation
Raisin Region Conservation Authority
Rideau Valley / Mississippi Valley Conservation Authority
Saugeen Conservation
Sault Ste. Marie Region Conservation Authority
South Nation Conservation Authority
St. Clair Region Conservation Authority
Toronto and Region Conservation
Upper Thames River Conservation Authority

Websites Related to Protecting Water Resources

Bill 198: Safeguarding and Sustaining Ontario’s Water Act - will implement the historic Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Sustainable Water Resources Agreement and enable the Government to charge commercial and industrial users for the water they take and use.

Source to Tap - A website created by the Canadian Council of Ministers of the Environment about water quality programs and source water protection across Canada.

Canadian Environmental Law Association - CELA is a non-profit public interest organization that uses existing laws to protect the environment and advocates for environmental law reforms.

Environment Canada: Water Management - Information on water management, including pollution, flooding and water resources.

Health Canada - Water Quality - Information regarding Health Canada's role related to the regulation of water.

U.S. Environmental Protection Agency - Information on source water protection in the U.S.

Oregon Water Science Center: Glossary of Hydrologic Terms - A great resource.

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