WaterBreaks Webinar - The Drinking Water Officers’ Guide: Not just a tool, but a toolbox


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The Drinking Water Officers' Guide: Not just a tool, but a toolbox.

Date: April 29, 2015
Time: 9:00 - 10:00am PST
Location:  Online
Cost: $45 member  |  $60 non-member


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Have you ever wondered what tools drinking water officers reference when making decisions? Or how these decisions fit within legislation?

This webinar aims to answer these questions and more through introducing the Drinking Water Officers’ Guide, which was recently updated. The Drinking Water Officers’ Guide is a compendium of information and guidelines aimed a­t providing context to the Drinking Water Protection Act and regulation.

In this webinar you will learn:

  • How the Drinking Water Officers’ Guide explains legislation;
  • What information is contained in the guide;
  • How drinking water guidance documents are developed in British Columbia and fit into the guide;
  • How the documents are applied on the ground; and
  • How you can use this guide to help understand expectations, guide conversations with drinking water officers, and better your practice.

Guest speakers:

Emily Quinn edit-02Emily Quinn, MPH
Senior Policy Analyst, Health Protection Branch
BC Ministry of Health

Emily Quinn is a Senior Policy Analyst with the Health Protection Branch at the BC Ministry of Health. Since entering government in the Summer of 2012, she has been involved in the development of provincial guidelines and resources related to drinking water and other environmental health issues. She has a graduate degree in public health from the University of British Columbia. 


Len Clarkson edit-01Len Clarkson
Water Specialist and Drinking Water Officer
Vancouver Coastal Health

Len has been working as an Environmental Health Officer in BC since 1976, primarily out of the Squamish office of Vancouver Coastal Health.  In 1995 he covered a temporary management position with the Ministry of Health and joined both the Small Systems and Water Quality Committees of the BC Water & Waste Association. Over the past four years, Len has chaired the BCWWA Drinking Water Committee and participated in analyzing and responding to the Water Sustainability Act legislation.



Registration deadline:  April 28, 2015 at 3:00pm PST
Online registration: Complete your registration online using a Visa or Mastercard.
Email, fax or mail registration: Complete our registration form and send it back to the BCWWA office.
Please note: Registrants will receive login details and event information by April 24, 2015.  Note: there are no call-in numbers for the webinars as attendees login via their computer to join the event, ensure your computer has the option to view webcasts using built-in sound and/or speaker options.



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