Water professionals have counted on the Window on Ottawa for over 20 years to hear the latest updates from the federal government. Not to hear what each department did last year, but rather to learn what they are working on right now and what is coming next year. For over 10 years, Water Canada and the Canadian Water Summit have hosted in-depth panel discussions on the most critical issues affecting the industry. Together, we hope to reach an even wider audience through these new online opportunities.
Each conversation will provide a keynote presentation from senior staff at a federal government ministry on work being done that impacts the Canadian water sector. We will then convene a utility leaders panel to generate thoughtful dialogue that will build on the initial conversation.
August 26, 2020 1:00 p.m. EDT
Window on Drinking Water
Health Canada senior staff will provide informative updates on aspects of the Canada Drinking Water Guidelines that are currently under review or soon to be reviewed. This will provide tremendous insight into the changes that could be coming our way and how one can make comments early.
Following the keynote presentation, the utility leaders panel will discuss where is that line between municipal responsibilities and those of the property owner? What does the law say versus a moral or practical obligation? The panel will consider these questions as they relate to issues such as lead, legionella, and the re-opening of buildings post COVID-19.
- Steve Craik—Director of Quality Assurance and Environment at EPCOR, and Chair of the Canadian Water and Wastewater Association’s (CWWA) Drinking Water Committee—Moderator