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TitleThe science behind Ontario's water quantity management review
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LicencePlease note the adoption of the Open Government Licence - Canada supersedes any previous licences.
AuthorBrodie-Brown, H; Svensson, T; Macdonald, I
SourceRegional-scale groundwater geoscience in southern Ontario: an Ontario Geological Survey, Geological Survey of Canada, and Conservation Ontario geoscientists open house; by Russell, H A JORCID logo; Ford, D; Priebe, E H; Holysh, S; Geological Survey of Canada, Open File 8363, 2018 p. 4-5, Open Access logo Open Access
PublisherNatural Resources Canada
MeetingRegional-Scale Groundwater Geoscience in Southern Ontario: Open House; Guelph; CA; February 28 - March 1, 2018
Documentopen file
Mediaon-line; digital
RelatedThis publication is contained in Regional-scale groundwater geoscience in southern Ontario: an Ontario Geological Survey, Geological Survey of Canada, and Conservation Ontario geoscientists open house
File formatpdf
NTS30; 31B; 31C; 31D; 31E; 31G; 40; 41A; 41G; 41H/03; 41H/04; 41H/05; 41H/06; 41H/12; 41H/13
AreaInnisfil; Orangeville; Guelph; Whitemans Creek; Norfolk; North Bay
Lat/Long WENS -84.0000 -74.0000 46.0000 41.5000
Subjectshydrogeology; environmental geology; Nature and Environment; groundwater; groundwater resources; aquifers; resource management; resource estimation; water utilization; groundwater surveys; groundwater levels; planning; modelling; hydrologic budget; Water quantity; Water security; Climate change; Policy; monitoring; Phanerozoic; Cenozoic; Quaternary; Paleozoic; Silurian
Illustrationslocation maps
ProgramGroundwater Geoscience Aquifer Assessment & support to mapping
Released2018 02 16
AbstractWater is vital to the health and integrity of our ecosystems and communities. The anticipated impacts of climate change have intensified concerns related to water security in Ontario. Improving our water resource information and assessing our existing water quantity management tools is a key step in ensuring that Ontario will be able to protect and manage water resources now and in the future.
The Ministry will provide an overview of work to modernize it's water quantity management framework (policy, program and science) to ensure a robust and adaptive approach to water resources management into the future, and the water quantity scientific work being undertaken to improve our understanding of water resources knowledge on Ontario. Key aspects of the water quantity science work being undertaken will be introduced, including:
Immediate: development of a science & technical backgrounder; a review of science/jurisdictional best practices; assessment of Ontario's water (quantity) resources and management approaches in specific geographical areas; water quantity data enhancements and development of an internal data website / platform; water Quantity Protection External Working Group.
Longer Term: outfacing water quantity website (data platform and tools); enhance source protection water budgets and models; new and enhanced science tools and approaches; province-wide and/or additional local scale water quantity assessment; enhanced monitoring.
BluMetric will provide an overview of the water quantity assessment and management review work being undertaken in specific geographical areas in the province. Water Quantity Study Areas and Water Bottling Study areas being investigated as part of this work (Fig. 1).
Summary(Plain Language Summary, not published)
Proceedings for a workshop in Guelph Ontario as part of the program S&T exchange. Abstracts have been contributed by Ontario Geological Survey, Ministry of Environment and Climate Change, Conservation Authorities, Universities, private sector, and Unites States Geological Survey.

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