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May 3-4

Protection of Drinking Water Sources

Groundwater and surface water quantity, source protection by land use restrictions, well-head protection areas and aquifer recharge areas, municipal waste regulations and sludge application

Draft Agenda   *   (12Kb)
Detailed Notes on the Expert Meeting     (113Kb)

Commissioned Issue Papers

1. Michael J. Goss, Kimberley S. Rollins, Kenneth McEwan, J. Ralph Shaw, Helen Lammers-Helps -
    The Management of Manure in Ontario with Respect to Water Quality
    Part A    (749Kb)
    Part B    (305Kb)
    Part C    (1057Kb)
    Part D    (717Kb)
2. Carolyn M. Johns - Policy Instruments to Manage Non-Point Source Water Pollution:
    Comparing the United States and Ontario
3. Len Ritter, Keith Solomon, Paul Sibley and Ken Hall - Sources, Pathways and Relative Risks
    of Contaminants in Water

    Part A    (964Kb)
    Part B    (801Kb)
4. Donald M. Tate - Water Quantity and Related Issues: A Brief Overview     (78Kb)

Submissions from Parties with Standing

1. Ontario Cattle Feeders Association - Submissions to the Walkerton Inquiry of the Ontario Cattle
    Feeders Association
2. Ontario Farm Environment Coalition - Wellhead Protection Strategies: An Agricultural Perspective
  3. Conservation Ontario -
    3.1.  The Importance of Watershed Management in Protecting Ontario's Drinking Water Supplies
            Executive Summary    (69Kb)
            Conservation Ontario Submission    (808Kb)
            Appendices    (163Kb)
    3.2.  Additional Reports
            A Letter to the Walkerton Inquiry    (31Kb)
            3.2.1. Long Term Viability of the Provincial Groundwater Monitoring Network    (41Kb)
            3.2.2. On Managing the Environment: A Review of Best Practices    (34Kb)
            3.2.3. Valuing Benefits from Watershed Management: A Supplement to the Report "The Importance
                      of Watershed Management in Protecting Ontario's Drinking Water Supplies"
            3.2.4. Provincial Policy Statement (PPS) Five Year Review: Conservation Ontario Responses to the
                     Stakeholder Questionnaire
4. Ducks Unlimited Canada - Beyond the Pipe: The Importance of Wetlands and Upland Conservation
    Practices in Watershed Management: Functions and Values for Water Quality and Quantity
5. Ontario Water Works Association and the Ontario Municipal Water Association -
    The Management of Manure and Non-Point Source Contamination of Water Quality in Ontario:
    Review of the Walkerton Inquiry Issue # 6 Reports by Goss and Johns
6. Pollution Probe - Supplementary Submission by Pollution Probe on Source Protection    (17Kb)

Public Submissions

1. The Environmental Commissioner -
    Brief from the Environmental Commissioner    (117Kb)
    A Note Regarding Appendixes A-C    (7Kb)
    D:  Selected EBR Decision Notices and Permits to Take Water    (28Kb)
    E:  Data Listing from the ECO's Baseline Assessment of the PTTW Program    (100Kb)
    F:  Data Listing from the ECO's Follow-up Assessment of the PTTW Program    (26Kb)
    G: Data Listing from the ECO's Select Review of Special Conditions in PTTWs    (14Kb)
2. E.O. Frind and D.L. Rudolph - The Case for Groundwater Protection in Ontario: Contribution to
    the Walkerton Inquiry, Phase II

Other relevant background documents

Participants (see Notice to Parties in Part 2 (March 29, 2001))    (16Kb)

Issue Paper Authors
Government of Ontario
Agricultural Organisations
Conservation Ontario
Ducks Unlimited Canada
Association of Municipalities of Ontario (AMO)
Ontario Public Servants Employees Union (OPSEU)
Ontario Municipal Water Association (OMWA)
Ontario Water Works Association (OWWA)
ALERT/Sierra Club Coalition
Sierra Legal Defense Fund (SLDF)
Canadian Environmental Defence Fund (CEDF)
Pollution Probe

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