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Health Canada Guideline Technical Document on Enteric Viruses in Drinking Water — For Public Comment

View BCWWA's submission to Health Canada.

Health Canada recently completed its review of the health risks associated with enteric viruses in drinking water. The Guideline Technical Document reviews and assesses identified health risks associated with enteric viruses in drinking water. It evaluates new studies and approaches and takes into consideration the methodological and interpretation limitations in available methods for the detection of viruses in drinking water. From this review, the guideline for enteric viruses in drinking water is proposed as a treatment goal of a minimum 4-log reduction of enteric viruses.

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Water Act Modernization

April 29th UPDATE:

Thank you to those who provided their input. Click here to download BCWWA's response to the Water Act Modernization Discussion Paper.

The BC Water Act is currently under review. The review is being facilitated by the BC Ministry of Environment, Water Stewardship Division. BCWWA has formed an ad hoc committee to prepare a response to the BC Water Act Modernization Discussion Paper which can be accessed through the Living Water Smart website (click here). The four Goals outlined for this review include:

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BCWWA Past President Prad Kharé receives Emerson Medal at WEFTEC 07

Pradeep Kharé received the prestigious Emerson Distinguished Service Medal from the Water Environment Federation (WEF) at WEFTEC07 in San Diego, Calif.

The Emerson Distinguished Service Medal is presented to an individual whose contributions to the wastewater collection and treatment industry most deserves recognition. “This award not only recognizes the excellence and contribution of a noted individual but of a whole community of public health and environmental professionals,” said WEF Executive Director Bill Bertera.

Kharé was selected for his thirty years of public and private sector experience, a majority of which has been in the environmental field with the provincial governments of Ontario and British Columbia.



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