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New Guidelines on Drinking Water for Major Events

The Health Protection Branch at the BC Ministry of Health has recently released a report entitled Public Health Guidelines: Major Planned Events. The guidelines are designed to assist event organizers in planning for public health concerns and reducing incidents associated with major planned events. The report also provides advice about obtaining any necessary approvals from the local regional health authority. The guidelines are focused around a series of fact sheets, addressing:

  • Drinking water,
  • Safe food,
  • Sanitation,
  • Solid and Liquid Waste Management, and
  • Harm Reduction

The Public Health Guidelines: Major Planned Events were created to supplement the Emergency Management BC document Major Planned Events Guidelines. As such, these reports have been posted alongside each other on the Government of B.C. website under Keeping BC Healthy and Safe and Emergency Preparedness.

Call for volunteers: Water Education Weekend

We’re excited to announce that BCWWA will once again be participating in Water Education Weekend at Science World in Vancouver this Fall! On October 29 and 30, we will be hosting interactive displays and demonstrations to help communicate the value of water and water services to children and families. To help make this fun two-day event a success, we need your help. For questions or to sign up to volunteer your time and expertise at this event, please email Jodi Garwood at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or phone 604-630-5350 before August 30. 

 

Infrastructure roundtable recommendations for future-ready water systems across Canada

On May 17, Canadian Water Network convened a National Municipal Water Infrastructure Roundtable that facilitated engagement among senior officials from Infrastructure Canada and 19 progressive municipalities (who provide water services to over 60% of Canadians). This meeting served as a unique platform to provide input into the planning and development of sustainable water infrastructure programs over the next 10 years. Industry leaders around the table shared their perspectives and developed key recommendations that support future-ready water systems. Visit the CWN site for more information and to read the Roundtable Recommendations.

 



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