Webinar on March 2nd - Lead in Drinking Water

Sharing Details About Ontario's Response

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Feb 08 2017

Canadian Environmental Law Association invites you to a webinar:

Lead in Drinking Water: Sharing Details about Ontario's Response

Thu, Mar 2 at 1pm(et)

To register for this no charge event, go to: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7824274657201072898.
Before joining the webinar on Mar 2, be sure to check system requirements to avoid any connection issues.

Background

Lead in drinking water has received significant attention in the Great Lakes Basin over the last 10 years. Recently, lead in Flint, Michigan's drinking water received international attention. In Ontario, regulations for lead in drinking water of schools and child care centres were amended in 2016 to further protect children from lead in drinking water. And, Health Canada has proposed a more stringent standard for lead in drinking water.

In 2007, the City of London, Ontario reported elevated levels of lead in the municipal drinking water system. The Ontario government response was, among other things, to order municipalities to test for lead across the province. This drinking water safety net was in place due to law reforms that happened in response to the Walkerton Inquiry recommendations.

In this webinar, presenters from the Canadian Environmental Law Association and the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change will discuss the Ontario government's past and current activities with respect to lead in drinking water. Following the presentation there will be an opportunity to ask questions.

Confirmed speakers:

Theresa McClenaghan, ED and Counsel, Canadian Environmental Law Association and former Senior Policy Advisor to Ontario's Minister of the Environment.
Cammy Mack, Director, Safe Drinking Water Branch and Deputy Chief Water Inspector, Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
Jim Smith, Chair, Ontario Drinking Water Advisory Council

If you have any questions, please contact Anastasia (anastasia@cela.ca or 647-705-7564).